The first concrete element has been moved from land into sea marking a new phase of the Tema Port Expansion project delivered by Meridian Port Services.
This achievement is significant as it shows the project is on time for building the first 700 meters of quay wall ensuring the new port facility can be operational by June 2019. At that point Ghana will have significantly upgraded its container handling facility attracting bigger vessels from the shipping lines.
MPS CEO, Mohamed Samara, explained that, over time, he expects that the vessels calling at Tema will move from a vessel size of 4000-5000 TEU to around 14,000 TEU. He emphasized that bigger vessels means lower cost for trade enabling Ghana’s competitiveness globally, and it will ultimately drive growth and employment.