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October 8, 2021

LCT in Togo Orders Five RTG Cranes from Konecranes

(Photo: Konecranes)

(Photo: Konecranes)

Lomé Container Terminal (LCT) S.A. in Togo, West Africa, has ordered give more Konecranes rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes. The order was booked in June 2021 and the cranes will be delivered in the second half of 2022. 

Antoine Bosquet, VP Regional Sales EMEA, Konecranes Port Solutions, said, “LCT is a customer of long standing and I’m proud that LCT continues to trust our company and our technology. When these new cranes are delivered and commissioned, LCT will operate a fleet of 32 Konecranes RTGs. Today, there are over 200 Konecranes RTGs at work across West Africa.”

The Konecranes RTGs on order are identical to those already operated by Lomé. They are 16-wheel machines lifting containers 1-over-6, 7 containers wide plus truck lane, with container anti-sway provided by the Dynapilot system. They are fully electric Ecolifting machines powered by busbars and equipped with the smart features Auto-steering and Stack Collision Prevention.

Auto-steering is DGPS-based: it keeps the RTG on a pre-programmed, straight drive path. Stack Collision Prevention helps the crane operator to prevent container collisions and knock-downs when a container is moved in the bay direction.

Lomé Container Terminal is part of Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) which, since its founding in 2000, has grown to become one of the largest and most geographically diverse terminal businesses globally. It has material ownership interests in 40 operating terminals and 1 development terminal in 27 countries on five continents.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.