West African port on track for mid-year opening

Following the arrival of seven ship-to-shore (STS) and 20 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, Ghana’s port of Tema is on track for its June 28 opening of the first phase of its massive expansion this year.

These were among the final pieces of a US$1.0bn investment by APM Terminals and its partners in Meridian Port Services (MPS), Bolloré Africa Logistics and Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, said an APM Terminals spokesperson in a statement released yesterday (Monday).

He explained that the breakwater and access channel – able to accommodate the world's largest container ships – and the first two deep-water berths were expected to be able to receive commercial vessels by the end of June 2019.

“Port infrastructure for receiving and delivering containers from/to shippers and consignees will also be ready,” said the spokesperson, highlighting that the third new berth would be operational in the first quarter of 2020.

Tema’s new world-class port infrastructure will support the country's economic growth, providing 3.5 million TEUs in annual throughput capacity once full construction is completed next year.



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