As tall as skyscrapers, the new cranes now fit into Tema landscape and can be seen beyond the city. Sir Felix Nii Anang-La, mayor of Tema was on site to observe the vessel arrival and wanted to congratulate the teams for their work.
The first equipment arrived at MPS2 Tema port expansion project
Ghana. 11 January 2019
On 20 December 2018, the first STS (Ship-to-Shore) and eRTG (Electronic Rubber-Tyre-Gantry) cranes have reached the waterfront of Tema Port. This shipment marks the beginning of the transformation of the site into a container terminal that should be operational as of June 2019.
What you are doing is adding value to Port Authority (GPHA), Ghana and its people. I was with H.E the President when he came for a tour of the project last year and I am astonished to see such significant progress.
Felix Nii Anang-La, Mayor of Tema
The STS cranes are 89 meters high. They allow containers to be handled on board with a reach of 66 meters and a capacity of 65 tons. The eRTG cranes are designed to stack from 1 to 5 containers in height and 7 in width. Those equipment are among the largest in the world and comply with environmental protection standards. Designed by the world leader in gantry crane construction, ZPMC, they are equipped with the latest technologies and will meet the requirements of shipowners in terms of quality of service, speed and operational safety.
Mohamed Samara, CEO of MPS was also at the event and congratulated the teams who are contributing to the development of MPS and the economic growth of the country. In the long term, the project will strengthen the position of the Port of Tema as a major gateway to Ghana and the region.