30 Terberg YT223 terminal tractors delivered to the DP World Multipurpose Terminal in Luanda, Angola

7/13/2021 1:56:16 PM - Terberg Special Vehicles

DP World was awarded a 20-year concession to operate and manage the Multipurpose Terminal at the Port of Luanda and began operations on 1 March 2021. The company is investing USD 190 million to improve the terminal to help Angola achieve its ambitions for economic growth and to make it a trade hub along the western coast of Southern Africa. The terminal is the eighth port facility currently managed and operated by DP World in its Africa and Middle East region.

The investment included the purchase of 30 Terberg YT223 tractors. The vehicles are fitted with the safety options DP World specify for their other terminals, in addition to a fixed fifth wheel and an extra large fuel tank, which can be refilled from each side of the vehicle.

The YT223 is the latest generation of the Terberg yard tractor which has proven itself in terminals worldwide. Some of the refinements include a more powerful engine and higher GCW, a new cab with efficient fingertip controls, and a smoother suspension. Maintenance access is further improved and the chassis is now hot-dip galvanised for corrosion prevention.