PNG Ports looking at disposing container cranes


PAPUA New Guinea Ports Corporation Ltd (PNGPCL) is looking to dispose of the three container cranes left idle at the old port in the town wharf in Port Moresby.
The blue cranes are the only remaining structures left at the original wharf since the transfer of all coastal shipping operations to Motukea in 2015 and the closure of the port in 2016.
“The three cranes are not operational at the moment,” PNGPCL acting managing director Fego Kiniafa told The National yesterday.
“PNGPCL is shopping around for interested buyers within the shipping industry to dispose of them on an as is basis.
“The cranes were brought in to PNGPCL around 2012.
“The resale price will be dependent on what the market is willing to offer.
Meanwhile, according to the Kumul Consolidated Holdings, PNGPCL is building on structural changes to its business and the outsourced terminal operator contract.
The company is driving a port modernisation programme to ensure that PNG had the capacity to meet its import and export requirements. “We provide port infrastructure services to facilitate domestic and international trade in PNG,” Fego said.
“Our ports act as the interface in the logistical supply chain between land transportation and the shipping industry. We are the premier owner and operator of all major declared ports in Papua New Guinea.”

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