The shipping process for a full-size crane alone can be difficult, and shipping them overseas, even more so. â€œIn all, it took us three years to select the proper cranes, tender bids, establish financing and determine a suitable shipping route to bring the cranes to our port,â€� says Mustafa Jumbe, director general of ZPC.
According to Jumbe
, â€œThe two cranes had to be shipped directly to Zanzibarâ€™s port, bypassing mainland Tanzania.
This made the whole process longer and more difficult.â€� But, says Jumbe
, Manitowoc was prepared for the challenge. â€œDespite the unusual requirement, Manitowoc found a shipping route and delivered the cranes to us without a problem. â€¦ Manitowoc and TTDâ€™99 (Manitowocâ€™s dealer in Tanzania) were with us every step of the way.â€�