Kribi Multipurpose Terminal (KMT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) operation in Cameroon, has recorded an increase in productivity after introducing eco hoppers in its operations earlier this year
Since January 2022, KMT has handled 21 dry bulk vessels along with roughly 600,000 tonnes of raw materials including clinker, gypsum, limestone, and petcoke which are used for cement production.
The eco hoppers reportedly enabled KMT to handle these materials more efficiently, resulting in a significant increase in productivity, while suppressing dust emissions to make cargo handling operations safer for both workers and the environment.
On 12 April, KMT handled 17,015 tonnes of clinker in 24 hours, equivalent to a throughput of 709 tonnes per hour.
“The eco hoppers enable us to operate more efficiently leading to this milestone,” said Poul Johansen, KMT chief operations officer.
“Aside from the productivity benefits, we also embrace the positive impact they have on the safety of our personnel and the environment.
“KMT embodies the ICTSI Group’s commitment to environmentally responsible operations, and the introduction of eco hoppers in our operations this year is a significant step towards reaching our sustainability goals,” Johansen added.
In March 2023, ICTSI announced it is adding another berth at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), the Philippines’ main gateway for international trade.
Earlier in this month, Motukea International Terminal (MIT), a unit of ICTSI at Port Moresby, handled Papua New Guinea’s first international gearless vessel.