LADOL, Mammoet Partner To Expand Cargo, Logistics Handling In W/Africa    

Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL), is partnering with Mammoet, a global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, to expand its capacity for project cargo handling and logistics for industrial sectors in West Africa.

Mr Olakunle Kalejaye, Senior Public Relations Officer of LADOL made this known in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

Kalejaiye said that the partnership would enable LADOL utilise Mammoet’s crane fleet and project management services.

According to him, this will provide clients with more comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.

Kalejaye said Mammoet would supply LADOL with its heavy lift terminal crane, which turns any quay into a heavy lift terminal.

“With a load moment matching a 1,200-tonne crawler crane or a large floating sheerleg, the crane enables loads up to 600 tonnes to be lifted to and from the quay from non-geared cargo vessels.

“This lifting capacity is ideal for loading and offloading heavy items such as columns, vessels, reels, engines and any other project cargo.

“The crane will be installed at the LADOL quayside in January 2020 and will be the biggest installed shore crane of its kind in the region.

“In addition to the Mobile Towers Crane (MTC) 15, Mammoet will mobilise a 250-tonne crawler crane to support LADOL’s quayside operations,” he said.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Harmen Tiddens, General Manager of Mammoet West Africa, said the company was honoured and excited to partner with LADOL.

“Because together, we can bring greater value to our joint customers.

“Any company with a project that requires shipping or handling of project cargo in, to or from Nigeria, now has a new, fast, reliable and cost-effective option in Lagos,’’ Tiddens said.

LADOL’s Executive Director, Business Development, Mr Jide Jadesimi, said the establishment of a long-term relationship between Mammoet and LADOL was an exciting and significant development in terms of massively increasing local capacity.

“Thereby attracting to Nigeria the general fabrication and complex construction jobs that are in increasing demand not just in Nigeria but across the sub-region,” he said.