Meridian Port Services says it is committed to investing in Cutting-edge technology in order to boost its operations and improve efficiency.
The CEO of MPS, Mohammed Samara made this known when the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, led a Ghanaian delegation made up of executives from the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and Meridian Port Services (MPS) to the Signing Ceremony for the ordering of 27 new gantry cranes for the new Tema Port Expansion.
The CEO of MPS indicated that, in acquiring these high-tech gantry cranes, the MPS and its Shareholders (GPHA, APM Terminals and Bolloré Transport & Logistics) have shown their readiness to ensure that the new mega port will be adequately fitted with cutting-edge equipment and technology.
He expressed confidence that the Tema Port is bound to be the first port of call for the major liner mother vessels.
Paul Asare Ansah, the Director General of GPHA, highlighted Ghana’s economic evolution over the past decade where the Tema Port volumes tripled and indicated that he expects the growth to continue for several years to come.
The Minister of Transport Kwaku Ofori Asiamah announced to the audience that the Government of Ghana has already given strong indications of its support and commitment to all activities geared towards the improvement of Port efficiency in the country.
The $82 million investment represents the biggest single order of such state-of-the-art container gantry cranes in West Africa and a major component in the Tema Port Expansion Project as well as a remarkable milestone in MPS’s journey to maintain Tema Port as one of the top container terminal operators in Africa.