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Terminal Investments With New Customized Machinery

As part of its strategic efforts to increase the efficiency of operations at the port, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT)—the preferred gateway for the Levant region and beyond—recently received its latest shipment of new, custom-designed machinery.


The new equipment, which arrived at the terminal in September, includes four empty container handler and one reach stacker, both of which will improve the handling of containers at the port. The new machines have been customized to meet ACT’s unique requirements and specifications, and feature state-of-the-art technological innovations, including spacious, modern operator cabs that offer exceptional visibility in all directions.


This latest arrival of equipment is part of ACT’s five-year equipment replacement plan, which aims to replace the terminal’s older machinery with newer, more advanced machines that will ultimately work to reduce operational costs and enhance the quality and efficiency of work being done at the port. Last year, ACT purchased an additional two reach stackers and two empty container handlers; later this year, the terminal will acquire one more reach stacker and 14 new terminal trucks, and in 2022, another eight terminal trucks and one more reach stacker will be added to this new equipment acquisition. To date, ACT only this year has invested more than JOD2.6 million in new machinery as part of this strategic plan.


Commenting on the terminal’s latest acquisition of new machinery, ACT CEO Soren Jensen said, “We are happy to witness this latest step in our long-term investment strategy, which aims to increase the terminal’s operational efficiency and elevate ACT’s positioning on a national, regional, and global scale. As a pivotal gateway to Jordan and the Levant, ACT is especially eager to build on its technological strengths and capabilities in ways that will ultimately serve to bolster the national economy.”


Over the past 10 years, ACT has invested more than USD300 Million in enhancing the terminal’s operational capacity and efficiency. These investments have been diverse and wide-reaching, including everything from infrastructure development to capacity-building, to upgrading on-site equipment with more advanced machinery.