Ghana Port Expansion

Westminster group would like to extend our congratulations to Meridian Port Services (MPS) – a joint venture between APM Terminals and Maersk, with the successful commissioning of a 6th container screening lane at terminal 3, Tema Port, Ghana.

Commenting on the development while handing over to the Operations Team, The Head of Construction, Mr Matthieu Ferraro said:

“When you look at the growth of volumes, since the start of operations at MPS Terminal 3 there has been a steady volume increase. In addition, I would say this is being proactive to have reserve capacity and a good response to the foreseen future”

CEO of MPS, Mr Mohamed Samara highlighted the potentials of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which begins January 2021, just 2 months away:

“While we advocate playing a pivotal role as a nation, we must also look at the vital investments that will gear up our facilities to present a secure trading platform and enhance our role as a gateway to the economy.”

The HCVP Scanner is a latest of its kind drive-through portal for the inspection of trucks, containers and other vehicles providing the Customs Officers with cargo manifest verification against the captured X-Ray images, reducing the need for manual inspections. It can also detect drugs, explosives, and weapons.

Westminster is delighted to be involved in the security screening process and the expansion will allow for further growth for the port and the region as a whole. Recent documentation shows the port is processing containers at a record speed and continues to work safely and efficiently.