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Onne Port boosts cargo handling with $15 million facilityBusiness

Onne Port boosts cargo handling with $15 million facilityBusiness
The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has taken delivery of two new state-of-the-art Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs), and two Reach Stackers to boost efficiency and cargo handling operation at the Onne Port, Rivers State.

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has taken delivery of two new state-of-the-art Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs), and two Reach Stackers to boost efficiency and cargo handling operation at the Onne Port, Rivers State.The two new Mobile Harbor Cranes and handling equipment acquired by WACT are valued at $15 million.The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, who was represented at the event by the Assistant Comptroller General, Zone C, ACG Elton Edorhe, said the deployment of the new Mobile Harbor Cranes and Reach Stackers would improve efficiency, and aid quick release of cargo at the port, leading to increased revenue for the government.The acquisition of these additional Mobile Harbor Cranes and Reach Stackers is remarkable, given the serious setback that the coronavirus has brought to businesses in the free zone and the country.

Mirza said with the massive investment at the terminal, WACT has established itself as the largest and most efficient container terminal in Eastern Nigeria, which has created 2,950 direct and indirect job opportunities.WACT, which started commercial operation in 2006, is the first Greenfield container terminal in Nigeria to be built under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

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