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Petro-Sea Logistics further bolsters its Grove all-terrain fleet


  • Petro-Sea Logistics has added a GMK5180-1 to its fleet, joining several other Grove all-terrain cranes it has added in the last year.

  • The crane will work at the Port of Abidjan, where the company provides logistics and material handling services for major oil companies.

Petro-Sea Logistics, a joint venture between Belgium’s Sea-Invest and Ivory Coast’s Petroci, began buying Grove all-terrain cranes in 2016, and that trend continues in 2017 with the addition of a GMK5180-1. The company made the switch from another brand’s all-terrain range and hasn’t turned back, thanks in part to the reliability of new Grove models, and especially for the aftermarket service that Manitowoc provides the company.

The 180 t GMK5180-1 features a 64 m boom and a VIAB turbo clutch that enables wear-free starting and braking. The new addition joins the company’s Grove GMK6400 and GMK4100L-1, all recently introduced Grove models, which reflects the Petro-Sea Logistics’ impression of Grove’s new all-terrain cranes and their improved quality. The joint venture will use the crane for logistics and material handling to support its oil business activities at the Port of Abidjan.

Pasico Ghana, a subsidiary in the Paterson Simons network, supplied the crane to the joint venture and is providing it with localized technical support, as well as extensive training and warranty options.

“Pasico Ghana has been extremely supportive of Petro-Sea Logistics over the past year, providing them with a whole range of assistance and services,” said Paul Rogers, Manitowoc sales director for Middle East and Africa. “The combination of Grove quality and Pasico Ghana support is why the joint venture chooses Grove, and we are committed to providing them with the best service on the market.”

Established in 1948, Paterson Simons has been a partner of Manitowoc Cranes for 40 years. The dealer has unrivalled experience in supplying lifting equipment to the shipping, mining and construction industries across West Africa. Through its branches in West Africa, Paterson Simons sells, services and rents Manitowoc products, many of which are tailored to the region’s harsh conditions.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Founded in 1902, The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lifting solutions with manufacturing, distribution, and service facilities in 20 countries. Manitowoc is recognized as one of the premier innovators and providers of crawler cranes, tower cranes, and mobile cranes for the heavy construction industry, which are complemented by a slate of industry-leading aftermarket product support services. In 2016, Manitowoc’s net sales totaled $1.6 billion, with over half generated outside the United States.
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