The first commercial vessel, Maersk Cape Coast has docked at the Terminal 3 at Tema Port after 3 years of expansion and modernization works to complete the first two berths. With the state-of-the-art technology and equipment, 1,427 containers were discharged and 730 containers loaded.
Maersk Cape Coast was inaugurated and christened at the port of Tema in 2011. At that time, Tema port was a crucial milestone for the ship’s history.
This first commercial vessel definitely attested the completion of a phase of the Tema Port expansion project and displayed the readiness of the semi-automated procedures and upgraded paperless processes after 36 months of works on this superb infrastructure and following the intensive testing of the deployed state-of-the-art equipment, technology and manpower training.
After completion, the MPS Management accompanied by the resident Board Directors gathered workers, contractors, customs, representatives of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and other Ghanaian authorities. In front of the gathered stakeholders, the construction team handed over a symbolic key to the operations team representing the initial phase of the built facility.
The Tema Port MPS-Terminal 3 is the first port facility of its kind in West Africa and will the establish the connectivity needed to stimulate Ghana’s trade and industry by effectively plugging the various sectors of Ghana’s economy to the regional and wider global markets which shall in turn create new jobs and prosperity for many generations to come.