As Transnet’s R2bn new equipment investment programme rolls into action, the Durban Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) and Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) have just taken delivery of seven and eight haulers respectively, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has announced.
“While most terminals will be receiving replacement equipment, the acquisitions are also aimed at creating capacity that will enable each terminal to handle an overflow of cargo from another, this way improving the service offering to industry,” according to TPT.
In April The Port Elizabeth Container Terminal took delivery of two mobile harbour cranes while the Cape Town Container Terminal received four straddle carriers.
“The Durban Container Terminal’s Pier 2 received 15 of 23 straddle carriers in April and August, with the balance due to arrive before the end of September. Durban MPT now has two additional empty container handlers and seven reach stackers for container handling.”