Meridian Port Services (MPS) has recently signed a purchase agreement with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) for the acquisition of 15 new gantry cranes, including 3 STS cranes and 12 eRTG cranes. This USD 53.31 million investment will enhance the capacity at Terminal 3 in the Port of Tema and also reflects MPS’ commitment to continuously improve its services to the benefit of the Port Community and Ghana.
“MPS’ Terminal 3 is currently equipped with 11 ST cranes, 2 mobile harbour cranes and 29 eRTG yard cranes. The increase in volume has led us to increase our fleet by an additional 15 gantries. We will be in a position to handle the world’s largest container vessels and the potential trade growth, thanks to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA ),” explains Mr Samara, CEO of MPS.
Following the virtual signing ceremony with Mr Mohamed Samara, CEO of MPS and Mr Liu Cheng Yun, President of ZMPC, Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Ghana’s Minister of Transport, and the executives of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) expressed their enthusiasm for the new acquisition. The Minister focused particularly on the positive socio-economic impact the agreement represents and encouraged MPS to continue its work in providing the Port of Tema with new infrastructure and state- of-the-art equipment.