LADOL, Mammoet Sign Strategic Partnership

(Africa) New West Africa Project Cargo Hub

Nigerian services group Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base has signed a strategic partnership agreement with breakbulk specialist Mammoet to develop project cargo handling capacity in West Africa.

The wide-ranging partnership will focus on the breadth of the industrial logistics sector and aims to develop new heavy-lift capacity in Nigeira in the first phase.

“The establishment of a long-term relationship between Mammoet and LADOL is an extremely exciting and significant development. This will massively increase local capacity, thereby attracting the general fabrication and complex construction jobs that are in increasing demand, not just in Nigeria but across the sub-region,” said Jide Jadesimi, executive director business development at LADOL.

Heavy-lift Terminal

Located at the entry-point to Lagos harbor, LADOL is the first and only indigenous Nigerian sustainable industrial free zone. The first stage in the partnership will see Mammoet install a MTC15 crane at the site to transform the existing quay into a heavy-lift terminal. 
“With a load moment matching a 1,200-tonne crawler crane or a large floating sheerleg, the MTC 15 enables loads up to 600 tonnes to be lifted to and from the quay from non-geared cargo vessels,” Mammoet said in a statement.

The crane is scheduled ot be installed at the LADOL quayside by the end of January, making it the biggest shore crane of its kind in the region.

Cost-effective Breakbulk Handling

The new partners aim to capitalize on rapid growth in the region, driven by booming hydrocarbon exploration and rising demand for offshore solutions.
“Any company with a project that requires shipping or handling of project cargo in, to or from Nigeria now has a fast, reliable and cost-effective option in Lagos … we are honored and excited to partner with LADOL, because together we can bring greater value to our joint customers,” said Harmen Tiddens, general manager of Mammoet West Africa.
Headquartered in Schiedam in the Netherlands, Mammoet provides a range of services from transportation and logistics planning to heavy-lift and crane rental.