The Deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng, made a working visit last week to the Port Expansion Project of Tema to determine the preparations that have been made as the opening of the Expanded Port of Tema in June 2019 approaches.
MPS CEO Mohamed Samara described the container terminal as one designed with the nation's greatest interest at heart. The new infrastructure is designed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, not only for operational productivity, but also includes the best practices that are being implemented in the most advanced ports with processes dedicated to improving the safety of Boarder and the protection of government income.
The new container terminal has been designed with a fully integrated process and a secure door operating system. It includes the best terminal operating system (TOS) Navis-N4), truck designation system (TAS), biometric access control for drivers, optical character recognition (OCR) to detect container numbers, weighbridges, scanners and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) For recognizing trucks inside the terminal.
"This investment in fully integrated port infrastructure is being implemented to maximize efficiency, improve border security and add value to the economy," said MPS CEO.
The Topic Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Dr. Godfred Okoh-Appiah, confirmed that the customs administration function is incorporated into this system.
The Vice Minister of Finance, impressed with the investment and the established processes, said: "In fact, this is praiseworthy, it is obvious that it will boost economic growth. I assure you that the Ministry will be available to guide and support the relevant government agencies to safeguard the state's income. "
Subsequently, the deputy minister and the delegation made a tour of the new terminal, where he experienced first hand how the operations will be carried out from the cranes. He was enthusiastic about the skills and competence of the Ghana talent group that handled the cranes.
The Tema Sector Commander, Dr. Okoh-Appiah, said that his team was fully aware of its responsibility, and noted: "We have made preparations to start working 24 hours, that is, 24 hours to attend the development of the trade and industry and complement the Operations of the new container terminal. "What we are doing is redistributing ourselves in a system of change for effective operations and, without a doubt, we will create more jobs".
MPS is a joint venture between Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority and Meridian Port Holdings Limited, which in turn is a joint venture with Bolloré Transport and Logistics and APM Terminals as the two main shareholders.
The company operates with the vision to provide first class container handling services that contribute to trade facilitation and position Ghana as a leader in the global maritime industry.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana