Misurata Free Zone signs contract with HPC for Procurement Assistance and Construction Supervision of three STS Gantry Cranes

Misurata Free Zone, the operator of the renowned Port of Misurata in Libya, has officially signed a contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting for procurement assistance and construction supervision of three state-of-the-art Ship-to-Shore Container Gantry Cranes (STS). The signing ceremony took place at the TOC Europe event held in Rotterdam, where global leaders and experts in port operations and logistics gathered.

The acquisition of these advanced gantry cranes will further strengthen the Port of Misurata's position as a major gateway port for international trade along the north coast of Africa. The port's strategic location and well-established infrastructure have contributed to its reputation as one of the most vital ports in Libya, servicing Misurata city and its neighbouring regions. It has consistently demonstrated excellence in its operations, consistently ranking among the best-operated seaports in the country. 

The scope of the agreement includes the development of a comprehensive technical specification that incorporates cutting-edge requirements and international standards. HPC will oversee the review of the design phase, supervise the manufacturing stage, and monitor the installation and commissioning phase, which includes conducting final acceptance tests. This comprehensive approach ensures that the Port of Misurata will possess state-of-the-art equipment, enabling optimum quay productivity and preparedness for anticipated future growth in cargo volumes. 

Mr. Abdulmoula Abolwaifa, General Manager of the Port at Misurata Free Zone, emphasized the importance of establishing state-of-the-art equipment to maximize quay productivity both today and in anticipation of future growth. He stated, "The signing of this contract with HPC Hamburg Port Consulting marks an important milestone for us. These advanced Ship-to-Shore Container Gantry Cranes will enhance our operational capabilities and enable us to meet the growing demands of international trade. We are committed to ensuring the best possible service to our customers, and these new cranes will play a crucial role in achieving that objective." 

Lars Greiner, Vice President of Middle East & Africa at HPC, highlighted the significance of powerful STS gantry cranes in guaranteeing the service quality of a terminal and facilitating efficient vessel loading and unloading operations. He stated, "We are honoured to collaborate with Misurata Free Zone and contribute our extensive engineering experience in procurement and supervision assistance to this 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." 

The signing of this contract between Mr. Muhsin Siqutri, Chairman of Misurata Free Zone and HPC Hamburg Port Consulting signals a new chapter for the Port of Misurata. Both sides agree to extend the cooperation also to other fields of port development. By harnessing cutting-edge technology and leveraging HPC's expertise, the port is poised to enhance its capabilities and solidify its position as a key player in the global trade landscape.