The Port of Takoradi has successfully berthed and record-loaded a 295-meter CS SALUBRITY, a manganese capsize vessel at the Dry Bulk Terminal (DBT), with a draft of 16 meters and a length of 800 meters.
The Port of Takoradi Dry Bulk Terminal is the deepest of its kind in West Africa and is equipped with automated conveyor loading system
The Acting Director of Port, Takoradi, Peter Amo-Bediako, who witnessed the historic pilotage and berthing of the capsize vessel, was enthused about the significance of the successful berthing of the vessel at the automated Terminal.
“There are 4 or 5 of such vessels lined up coming in before Christmas,” the Acting DP revealed.
The pilots, led by the Harbour Master, Captain Richmond Quayson, said the Authority underwent critical simulation training leading up to the subsequent successful berthing of the CS SALUBRITY.
The Operations Manager of Ghana Manganese Company, Sheikh Issah Salifu Taylor, expressed delight at the ship loading rate.
The record loading of the vessel was made possible not only by the automated conveyor loading system but also the meticulous planning and round-the-clock cargo loading by the DBT operations team.