The Tema Port expansion project in Ghana has welcomed the second batch of gantry cranes under the Meridian Ports and Services Limited.
According to Mohammed Samara, CEO of Meridian Ports and Services Limited, the process of testing the cranes has already begun before it slated to be handed over to the USD 1.5 billion Tema Port expansion project, which was commenced in 2016.
The cranes are under a purchase agreement between Shanghai Shenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) and Super Post Panamax. Out of the 27 cranes, seven are Ship-To-Shore gantry cranes (STS) on the waterfront and 20 are an Electric Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes (eRTG) in the yard. The craters are designed in an ergonomically friendly manner in that work is made easy and comfortable, as reported by Construction Review Online.
Mohammed Samara said that the cranes are built with the highest technology and the most superior quality and specification. “After the commissioning, there will integrated testing that will run for six weeks from the end of March. This will be followed by a four week intensified Simulation and Training,” he added.
Once the Tema Port expansion project is accomplished, it will handle up to 3.5 million TEUs augmenting Ghana’s handling facility and attracting bigger vessels for the shipping lines.