Transnet adds tractors, refurbishes cranes

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South Africa’s TPT deploys terminal tractors at Durban and Ngqura, alongside a crane refurbishment project at Ngqura, aiming to boost efficiency.

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has announced the deployment of terminal tractors at Durban and Ngqura container terminals, as well as a crane refurbishment project at Ngqura.

45 new terminal tractors, manufactured by Terberg, arrived at Durban Container Terminal. The machines will operate at both Pier 1 and Pier 2. The investment is a part of TPT’s ongoing efforts to enhance operational efficiency.

Furthermore, in June, 50 terminal tractors were deployed at Ngqura Container Terminal near Port Elizabeth, Transnet said, marking a significant investment to enhance efficiency and address equipment challenges.

The machines are manufactured by Shacman, but it is not known whether they are new or previously delivered to Durban and have now been relocated to Ngqura.

According to Lunga Qomiyana, Terminal Manager at Ngqura Container Terminal, “the TTs will boost productivity, reduce breakdowns, and lift employee morale.”

Mphilisi Mazubane, Head of Engineering and Capital Projects for Eastern Cape Terminals, noted that “the new TTs replace an ageing fleet, ensuring reliability and customer satisfaction.”

Additionally, Ngqura Container Terminal will refurbish RTGs and RMGs in the second part of 2024, marking a new phase for TPT in the Eastern Cape Region.

According to the TPT’s website, the terminal boasts a 16-meter draft, with 4 berths and 8 STS cranes, 1652 reefer points and a transhipment capacity of 1.5m TEU.

Transnet adds TTs, refurbishes cranes

TTs for the Ngqura Container Terminal / Credit: TPT

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