Mapai commissions K2.5mil decker machine

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MAPAI Transport company in Lae on Friday commissioned its K2.5 million ridge decker machine imported from the United States.
The state-of-the-art machine was made by Taylor Machine Works International and can lift up to 45 tonnes of containers at any one time.
Mapai Transport owner and PNG Road Transport Association president Jacob Luke said the machine was strong, built to last and came with back up service and parts.
“We bought two over the past two years but they have not lasted us, so we decided to get this one as it can go for another 20 to 30 years,” Luke said.
“Mapai, being a premier transport company in the country, we want to build our logistics with quality machines and that is where our strength is.”
He said although the machine was very expensive, it was convenient for doing business, especially in this country.
The company is looking at purchasing another two for its Mt Hagen and Goroka offices in the near future.
Mapai Transport chief executive officer Kevin Christie said the manufacturer of the ridge decker also sent a representative to make sure all computer controls were in place and to train staff over a week on how to use it.
Christie said it was the best equipment in the world that would make Mapai one of the best trucking companies in the world.
“We keep on buying the best.”

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