Shipping five Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs) from Malta Freeport to the Kribi container terminal in Cameroon.
As a new facility designed to underpin commerce and boost growth across the region, Cameroon’s only deep-water port required more modern equipment in order to develop the country’s logistics supply chains.
To do this, our customer faced a major transport project in order to deliver five Rubber Tired Gantry cranes (RTGs) from Malta Freeport to the Kribi container terminal in Cameroon.
Each crane weighed 130 tonnes and was more than 23 metres high. All five, which were more than 25 metres long and 12 metres wide, had to be loaded and shipped together in one movement in order to complete the project on time.
CEVA Logistics took on operational responsibility for the entire process, from studies to final delivery at destination. The highly experienced, global Project Logistics team at CEVA leveraged its engineering capabilities, African market knowledge and ocean freight expertise to place all five RTGs onto a single ship and manage Customs clearance and formalities.
CEVA operated a dedicated vessel which was prepared in order to accommodate this massive loading. For this, our teams have built an artificial deck to match the RTG’s footprint. Additional welded lashing points were put in place on the vessel to ensure the gantries were all firmly locked in position throughout the journey to the hinge between Central and West Africa.
The scale of the operation required extensive engineering and planning with all parties involved, including both ports and the vessel owner taking the gantries to Cameroon. All of them were overseen by the CEVA Project Logistics teams located in our global head office, in Malta and in Cameroon.
Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes
5 cranes, each weighed 130 tonnes, was more than 23m high, 25m long and 12m wide
The five RTGs arrived safely in Cameroon and were discharged at the Port of Kribi, where they were wheeled into position for future operation.