APM Terminals and Bollore Transport & Logistics executives, the sponsors of the Tema Port Expansion Project, have toured the existing Meridian Port Services Terminal (MPS) inside Tema Port and the adjacent port expansion project site, Ghana News Agency (GNA) just announced.
On the tour of the port expansion works, the team expressed satisfaction with the progress of work thus far, GNA said.
“This project will make Ghana an economic giant and enhance its position as the maritime hub in the sub-region; a world class terminal plays an important role in Ghana reaching its growth ambitions,” the Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals, Morten Engelstoft, said.
“I am proud to join hands with my partners APM Terminals and the Ghana Ports and Harbor Authority as we move along this promising path. Together, we are building one of the largest deep-water ports in West Africa,” added Mr. Cyrille Bollore, Chairman of Bollore Transport & Logistics.
The construction of the 3.85 km quay has gone 700 meters deep into the sea with 3 vessels operating on drilling, blasting and dredging to expedite work to meet the deadline.
The expansion works which began in October 2016, is expected to be completed and opened up for operations by the fourth quarter of 2019.
Contract for the construction of the Tema Port Expansion Project has been awarded to the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) and AECOM professional services (Ghana).
The new Port of Tema will be able to accommodate next generation ships (up to 18.000 TEUs) and handle the increasing flows of goods to and from Ghana and the hinterland.