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D-365 before the start of the Port of Tema’s commercial operations

Ghana. 13 July 2018

Less than a year from its commercial go-live, Cyrille Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, visits the future deep-water port of Tema in order to monitor the work progress. He was accompanied by Philippe Labonne, CEO of Bolloré Ports, Mohamed Samara, CEO of Meridian Port Services (MPS) and other senior executives.

The visit came nearly a month after MPS, the joint venture bringing together Bolloré Transport & Logistics, APM Terminals and the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), drew its first $ 100 million arranged by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank. This funding will enable MPS to continue to execute the Tema Port Expansion Project and develop a state-of-the-art port facility meeting the highest international standards.

As the most important public-private partnership in Ghana's history, the new port of Tema will be able to accommodate next generation ships (up to 18,000 TEUs) and handle the increasing flows of goods to and from the Ghana and the hinterland. The new Port of Tema will significantly boost economic growth and trade revenues for local companies with an estimated US$ 1.1 billion rise in global value added to the Ghanaian economy and around 450,000 indirect jobs generated.

MPS is carrying out this project within the GPHA Master Plan for the development of Tema Port. It follows the signature in 2004 of the Concession Agreement that provides for the construction of Ghana's largest deep see port. Equipped with the latest generation infrastructure and equipment, it will help connect African markets to the global supply chain and develop new business opportunities.