New crane for Baro in Nigeria
Baro, Nigeria’s northernmost river port, is to get a new crane for lifting containers and general cargo. The order for a Konecranes Gottwald model 2 mobile harbour crane was placed with the manufacturer at the beginning of 2018.
The Nigerian procurement enterprise, First Index Project and Services, purchased the equipment on behalf of the country’s national inland waterways authority (Niwa).
After preliminary tests at the factory, the crane’s main components will be shipped to Lagos and then hauled by road to Baro, around 650 km upcountry on the River Niger.
Boss Mustpha, Niwa’s former managing director, regards the port of Baro as vital for the Nigerian economy. The diesel-electric model 2 two-rope crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 80 t and an outreach of up to 40 m. (kd)