he Guyana National Shipping Corporation Limited (GNSC) has commissioned two new 5-tonne Doosan Fork Trucks at a cost of $19M to complement its existing fleet, a release from the company yesterday said.
At a ceremony on December 31, 2018, Andrew Astwood, Managing Director of GNSC said, “the acquisition is meant to deliver efficient service to our customers and principals and to achieve effective terminal operations, improve performance, competitiveness and reduce downtime.”
He said, according to the release, “that the GNSC will continue to build capacity in other areas of our diverse and multi-purpose operations, noting that we will soon launch and commission a 12,400 sq ft warehouse, a signature capital project in our five years strategic plan.”
Astwood added that the GNSC is building its capacity and positioning itself for the opportunities and partnerships of the emerging Oil & Gas sector.
“Outsourcing of fork trucks would now be a thing of the past”, the Managing Director said.
Terminal Manager, Ashford Glen said “that fork trucks are our bread and butter machines and a vital part of our logistics and that they will boost the terminal’s handling capacity.”
GNSC is a state-owned enterprise with over 100 plus years of maritime shipping experience.