(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed pride and confidence in the special ability of the women folk in an effort to enhance the Maritime Industry and improve the Nation’s Economy through incursion into areas supposedly dominated by men, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
Speaking at the Tincan Island Container Terminal Ltd (TICT), a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, eulogized Matilda Adeniran, Tina Onwudinwe, Abiola Adegoroye and Mary Ajayi who became the first set of professionals in the whole of Africa to be trained in the Operation of Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG).
[Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG)]: A rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG crane) is also known as transtainer, it is a mobile gantry crane used in intermodal operations to ground or stack containers. RTGs typically straddle multiple lanes, with one lane reserved for container transfers.
Rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTG), a specialized Cargo Handling Equipment, are available with spans of between five and eight containers wide (plus a truck lane) and with hoisting heights from 1 over 3 to 1 over 6 containers high.
In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, NPA, Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje, NPA MD poured encomium on them for being champions who are able to work effectively in a new environment and that the sky is indeed their limit.
The Managing Director of TICT, Etienne Rocher had earlier in his statement asserted that his company has set a record of training the first set of Nigerian ladies, who can successfully operate the Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) in the whole of Africa and that TICT, is proud to be a trail blazer in this area.
Rocher, further stated that the ladies have favorably performed in this field and adding that in the long run, their efforts would help to retain Nigeria as one of the biggest players in the Maritime sector and in the sub region.