The Diplomatic Corps in Ghana paid a visit to Meridian Port Services (MPS) at the Port of Tema.
Led by The Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia, Her Excellency Claudia Turbay Quintero, the delegation included the heads of the diplomatic representation of Australia, Benin, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Iran, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Namibia, Senegal, Spain, Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe, among others.
The CEO of MPS, Mohamed Samara, welcomed the Diplomatic Corps delegation and took them through a comprehensive presentation about the background, present and future outlook of MPS.
The presentation revealed that over the years the container terminal utilization increased whereby MPS continued to complement the country’s trade volume growth with investments in equipment and technology to boost the Port’s handling capacity. Also, the displayed data exhibited that MPS is the region’s most efficient Container Terminal.
MPS provides the shipping lines with a Fixed Berthing Window where vessels are Berthed and Operated on arrival at the highest discharge/load productivity levels with real-time electronic data interchange using world-class Terminal Operating System (Navis-4). He further reflected on MPS endeavours to accommodate larger vessels and improve cargo handling services with an increased port capacity, safety and efficiency.
The CEO of MPS also articulated the vision of Ghana as a cutting-edge nation and thriving to become a world-class actor through MPS shareholders backed a syndication of project finance led by the IFC who are on a mission to deliver world-class maritime efficiency and become the first port of call in Africa and a hub for the region and beyond.
He stated “We are creating new trade, connectivity and routes to new markets in West Africa. Basically, we are adding value to the lines, exporters & importers, the region and overall to the country”.
He also revealed that several shipping lines are already getting ready to jump unto the opportunity that this massive project has to offer.
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