Expansion works on the dry bulk terminal at the Port of Takoradi is steadily progressing.
When completed the dry bulk terminal would be equipped with modernized equipment for handling increased volumes of bauxite, manganese, clinker, gypsum, limestone and other varieties of bulk cargoes significant to everyday domestic and industrial use.
Phase 1 of the Dry Bulk Terminal has its jetty of 800 quay wall with draft of -16m CD completed and considered to be the deepest bulk jetty in West Africa.
Currently, the entire jetty is being paved as well as the installation of modern conveyor systems and other utility facilities that would transform the receipt and delivery of bulk cargo at an unprecedented rate in the port.
Engineer’s Representative at the Dry Bulk Terminal for the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Kwame Agyenim Boateng elaborated saying, “we are not going use the traditional system to onload and offload cargo like bauxite currently being done at the port after the installations are done. When such materials are ready, cargo would be loaded at the stockpile areas unto the conveyor belt systems which would pour directly via ship loaders into the hulls of the vessel.”
The 2nd phase of the dry bulk terminal costs USD 70M and Amandi Investment Limited is the contractor for the project.