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The world’s first hybrid reach stacker now available in West Africa.

The world’s first hybrid reach stacker now available in West Africa.

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Alisa Evans
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January 2014
Konecranes is proud to introduce the world’s first hybrid reach stacker for container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tons. The SMV 4531 TB5 HLT features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, an electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor based energy storage. This innovative lift truck will cut fuel...
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APMT, Nigeria: Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes, Apapa.

APMT, Nigeria: Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes, Apapa.

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December 2013
Tricky gantry crane offload at APMT Apapa. Paterson Simons’s chief crane engineer Gys Ehlers and his team of crane assmebly specialists commissioned 10 Konecranes RTGs at APMT in Apapa, Nigeria over October and November 2013. This is the first time APMT has ordered Konecranes RTGs for the region. The first five...
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CRANE TRAINING: Electrical Theory and Practice.

CRANE TRAINING: Electrical Theory and Practice.

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September 2013
Takoradi, Ghana. We recently conducted Electrical and Electronic Theory & Practical sessions with Malcolm Gibb, an electrical lecturer at a technical college in UK where he teaches City and Guilds based training courses to engineering apprentices. Malcolm conducted courtesy training in Takoradi, Ghana with members of the The Ghana Ports...
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MPS/BOLLORÉ, Ghana: A fun day as we say “Thank you”.

MPS/BOLLORÉ, Ghana: A fun day as we say “Thank you”.

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August 2013
Led by senior engineer Mr. Gys Ehlers, our staff of crane engineers and technicians took their leave from the dedicated site provided by Meridian Port Services, Tema which has been their home for the last 5 months as they assembled 5 of the 9 Konecrane RTGs delivered in March 2013....
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MPS, Ghana: RTGs Delivered and Assembled

MPS, Ghana: RTGs Delivered and Assembled

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July 2013
Konecranes recently delivered nine Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes to Meridian Port Services who operate a terminal within the Port of Tema in Ghana. Four of the cranes arrived fully assembled, and Paterson Simons is currently assembling the remaining five in partnership with a team of international engineers. The project...
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BORDERLESS ALLIANCE: Paterson Simons a new member.

BORDERLESS ALLIANCE: Paterson Simons a new member.

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July 2013
PATERON SIMONS JOINS THE BORDERLESS ALLIANCE Paterson Simons, a crane distributor accross West Africa, has joined the Borderless Alliance – a group of 55 regional companies that work closely with West African governments to remove trade barriers in the region. The Borderless Alliance Conference for 2013 was recently held on February...
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SINOPEC/GHANA GAS, Ghana: Critical Chimney Lift.

SINOPEC/GHANA GAS, Ghana: Critical Chimney Lift.

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July 2013
Paterson Simons subsidiary, CIT, planned and supervised a complex chimney lift for SinoPec at their construction site in Atuabo, Ghana. Senior Crane Engineer Phil Coggin and Godwin Awadzi were tasked with tandem lifting and turning the deethanizer (145t, 35m tall) and debutanizer (45t, 31m tall). The main lift crane was a Kobelco...
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Milestone for Terberg Tractors in Ghana

Milestone for Terberg Tractors in Ghana

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June 2013
On June 13, 2013 Pasico (the Ghana subsidiary of Paterson Simons) formally handed over 15 Terberg YT222 terminal tractors to APM Terminals in Tema, Ghana. At the handing over ceremony Mr. Kwaku Okoh, Managing Director of Pasico Ghana presented Mr. George Adjei, Managing Director of APM Terminals, Ghana, with a letter...
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TERBERG TRACTORS, Nigeria: Partnering with APMT Apapa

TERBERG TRACTORS, Nigeria: Partnering with APMT Apapa

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March 2013
In March 2013, twenty Terberg YT222 yard tractors where delivered to APMT Apapa, Nigeria. APMT Apapa is the largest container operator in West Africa, and the current delivery is part of the APMT Apapa replacement plan. The combination of AMPT’s excellent experience of the Terberg tractors in several other terminals...
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CRANE CONFERENCE: Takoradi, Ghana, 2013.

CRANE CONFERENCE: Takoradi, Ghana, 2013.

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March 2013
Added Value for Customers: The 2013 Crane Conference On February 21st  and 22nd  2013 Paterson Simons held a two-day crane and forklift customer/manufacturer conference at the Raybow Hotel in Takoradi, Ghana. This was the company’s third such crane conference following from the successful inaugural event in 2011 and a more recent...
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GPHA, Ghana: JCB Teletruks: A Success Story.

GPHA, Ghana: JCB Teletruks: A Success Story.

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Alisa Evans
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January 2013
The story of the JCB Teletruk forklift in Tema harbour is an interesting one, and starts, as many good product stories do, at CeMAT Materials Handling Exhibition. On attending the exhibition in 1999 the Operations Director of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority [GPHA], saw a JCB Teletruk for the first...