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Misurata Free Zone Partners with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to Enhance Port Operations

Misurata Free Zone, the operator of Libya’s esteemed Port of Misurata, has taken a significant step towards strengthening its position as a major gateway port for international trade along the north coast of Africa. The company recently signed a contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting to oversee the construction of three state-of-the-art ship-to-shore (STS) container gantry cranes.

Elevating Operational Capabilities

The acquisition of these advanced gantry cranes is expected to bring about a transformation in the Port of Misurata’s operational capabilities. The collaboration with HPC aims to enhance the port’s technology, enabling maximum quay productivity and preparing for the anticipated growth in cargo volume in the future.

Abdulmoula Abolwaifa, the General Manager of the Port at Misurata Free Zone, emphasized the importance of equipping the port with cutting-edge equipment to optimize productivity and cater to the increasing demands of international trade. He expressed his enthusiasm for the milestone achieved through the signing of the contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting.

“These advanced STS container gantry cranes will significantly enhance our operational capabilities and allow us to meet the growing demands of international trade,” said Abolwaifa. “We are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, and these new cranes will play a crucial role in achieving that objective.”

HPC’s Expertise in Port Development

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting, renowned for its extensive engineering experience in procurement and supervision assistance, will be responsible for overseeing various stages of the project. This includes reviewing the design phase, supervising the manufacturing stage, and monitoring the installation and commissioning phase, which also involves conducting final acceptance tests.

Lars Greiner, the Vice President of Middle East and Africa at HPC, highlighted the significance of STS gantry cranes in ensuring high-quality service and facilitating efficient loading and unloading operations at a terminal. He expressed his honor in collaborating with Misurata Free Zone and contributing HPC’s expertise to the project.

“The Port of Misurata is a vital hub for trade, and we are confident that these advanced gantry cranes will elevate its operational efficiency, ultimately benefiting both the port and the region’s economic growth,” stated Greiner.

Expanding Cooperation

In addition to their current partnership, both Misurata Free Zone and HPC Hamburg Port Consulting have agreed to extend their cooperation to other areas of port development. This collaboration demonstrates a shared commitment to enhancing the port’s capabilities and further contributing to the economic growth of the region.

The development of the Port of Misurata’s technology and infrastructure through the acquisition of advanced STS container gantry cranes marks a significant milestone for the port and its future operations. With HPC’s expertise and Misurata Free Zone’s dedication to customer service, the port is poised to become an even more prominent player in international trade along the north coast of Africa.

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