Uplift GPHA signs $1.5bn agreement to expand Tema Port

The expansion project which is scheduled to be completed in three years includes plans for the potential construction of additional terminal facilities, including bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo terminals, as global trade with Africa continues to accelerate.

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The Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA) and Meridian Ports Services, a joint venture between Bolloré Africa Logistics, APM Terminals have signed a 1.5 billion dollar agreement for the expansion of the Port of Tema.

The expansion project which is scheduled to be completed in three years includes plans for the potential construction of additional terminal facilities, including bulk, liquid bulk and general cargo terminals, as global trade with Africa continues to accelerate.

"We are excited about how this port will contribute to Ghana's future economy. Increased access to global markets is a key component of Africa's ongoing economic growth, and the new, world-class port development which begins here today will help to put Ghana, and all of West Africa at the forefront of African global trade," stated APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer.

"MPS is the quintessential example of a successful public-private venture between two European partners and the government of Ghana. By virtue of this project, along with the trust we place in Ghana's emerging economy, we extend our commitment through a major project that will help bridge Ghana's economy to the outside world under the most favourable conditions," said Philippe Labonne, CEO Bolloré Africa Logistics.

According to the Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor who witnessed the signing in Accra, the project will enhance the efficiency of the Port.

The Minister for Transport, Dzifa Attivor who witnessed the signing in Accra said the project will enhance the efficiency of the Port and make it more competitive.

It will also provide employment for more than three thousand Ghanaians, officials say.

In a separate project, APM Terminals and Bolloré Africa Logistics will upgrade the current highway between Accra and Tema to a six-lane modern highway along with improved connecting roads and access point to enhance the movement of cargoes into and out of the port of Tema and the hinterland.

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