Burgeoning Container Terminal on the West Coast of Africa, Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS) has successfully completed works on the 4th new Berth of the Tema Port Expansion Project.
Speaking at the event to commission the 4th new Berth, the Contracts Manager for Eiffage Genie Civil the leading contractor for the civil works of the 4th new Berth highlighted that along with the quality works that they delivered on schedule, his project team were very much committed to safety and environmental sustainability. “I am proud to report that over two-million-man-hours were clocked without a single injury” said Mr. Juma.
He also presented the Eiffage Genie Civil Plaque marking the successful completion of the construction works to the CEO of MPS.
Chief Executive Officer of MPS, Mr. Mohamed Samara while welcoming guests disclosed that, among other container handling equipment, an additional 16 gantry cranes (3 STS and 13 eRTG) were on order to meet growing container traffic demands; describing the completion of works for the 4th new Berth as not the end of the Tema Port Expansion.
The CEO of MPS went on to outline the growth of the company and the investments made till date. He emphasized that the vision was to harness the location of the Tema Port along with its enabling factors to become the first-port-of- call and a transhipment hub.
“The anticipation was for transhipment to grow with us and here we are, we have done it. Since our establishment, we have carried along the values of safety, security, health, environment, and welfare of human resource. We still hold high these values hence the EDGE certification (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency, an innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group) ISO Management Systems ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 covering quality of service, environment and the occupational health & safety including the Pedestrian-Free Terminal concept that was created by MPS over 10 years ago as well as the recent 2-Stars Green Terminal accreditation received.“
He further intimated that the capacity has been doubled since starting operations in Terminal 3.
“This has not only driven gateway cargo market growth in Ghana but also driven the increase of transit and transhipment trade. We have secured intercontinental transhipment volumes connecting the Far-East trade routes with the East Coast of the Americas and also southern African trade with Europe.“
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