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MPS enhancing border security and port gate capacity at Terminal 3

Abidjan. 12 November 2020

Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) has procured and installed an additional Container Scanner at MPS Terminal 3 aiming to improve operational efficiency for the port. This investment brings to 6, the total number of Drive-Through Container Scanners installed in the terminal.

This is being proactive to have reserve capacity and a good response to the foreseen future. When you look at the growth of volumes, since the start of operations at MPS Terminal 3 there has been steady volume increase. In This 6th scanner will serve as a back up to the other 5 scanners during the routine maintenance without interrupting the flow of cargo.

Mathieu Ferraro

The HCVP Scanner is a latest of its kind drive-through portal for the inspection of trucks, containers and other vehicles providing the Customs Officers with cargo manifest verification against the captured X-Ray images, reducing the need for manual inspections. It can also detect drugs, explosives and weapons. Its accelerators allow for steel penetration from 230mm (9in) to 300mm (11.8in) while providing a high throughput. It has a small carbon footprint with the ability to allow a throughput of 100 to 120 vehicles per hour.

A sophisticated software of the Container Scanners has been put to the exclusive use of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority and the respective Government Agencies for enhancing Border Security and Safeguarding the State Revenue while providing the highest operational standards to the port users.

In line with the begins of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), MPS also look at the vital investments that will gear up our facilities to present a secure trading platform and enhance our role as a gateway to the economy. This cutting-edge machinery is part of the MPS’s long standing vision of creating a digitally advanced port facility integrated with the latest technology. It is also in line with the Vice President’s ease-of-doing-business measures that MPS has implemented to enhance Tema Port’s competitiveness and attract more cargo.

Mohamed Samara

About Congo Terminal

Congo Terminal, a Bolloré Ports concession, is the operator of the container terminal at Pointe-Noire. The company is engaged in a public-private partnership enabling it to respond to the requirements of its ship-owner, import and export customers. By reducing its delivery tariffs by 50%, Congo Terminal is contributing to the improvement of purchasing power and the fight against the high cost of living. With ISO 9001:2015, ISPS (safety) and Pedestrian Free Yard (HSE) certification, the company benefits from leading-edge technology and the extensive port expertise of the Bolloré Ports network. Congo Terminal implements mobility solutions that respect the environment, including electric buses for the transport of employees. Congo Terminal employs over 900 Congolese employees and leads solidarity initiatives in favour of young people, environmental protection and education.

 

Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / +33 (0)7 72 40 49 75 – cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Leonara Akpey - MPS Public Relations Officer
Tel +233 30 708 5006 - lakpey@mps-gh.com