The 2nd Container Terminal (TC2) of the port of Abidjan soon to be operational: 6 gantry cranes and 7 RTGs received

On Thursday 18 August 2022, 6 new generation gantry cranes and 7 RTGs were received by the port of Abidjan to equip its second Container Terminal (TC2) which will be operational before the end of the year.

The ceremony of reception of these state-of-the-art equipments took place in the presence of Mr. CONÉ Djoman, Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Transport, Mr. Hien Yacouba SIÉ, General Manager of the Abidjan Port Authority, Mr. Koen DE BACKKER, General Manager of Côte d’Ivoire Terminal, Mr. Noumory SIDIBÉ, General Manager of Côte d’Ivoire Energie, etc., to mention only them.

These Post-Panamax type gantries with an outerbridge of 66 metres, which are currently the largest in Africa, are 89 metres high and are capable of taking containers from ships with an extension of 22 rows (50 metres).

This project for the second container terminal (TC2) in the port of Abidjan required investments of around 269 billion CFA francs made upstream by the Abidjan Port Authority, for earthworks and the creation of 37.5 hectares of land by hydraulic filling. The investment of 262 billion CFA francs by Côte d’Ivoire Terminal, the operator of TC2, consisted of the construction of superstructures and the acquisition of equipment for this future hub of the Ivorian port industry.

It should be noted that when it will be commissioned in November 2022, the second terminal of the port of Abidjan will be equipped with 6 quay gantries, 13 park gantries and 36 tractors, all electric. Once operational, it will be able to receive and handle container ships with a draught of 16m and a capacity of 14,000 containers.