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Port of Tema: "A giant is born"

Ghana. 07 December 2016

Bolloré Transport & Logistics officially launches the construction of the future Port of Tema in the presence of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama,

Port of Tema extension Ghana - Bollore Ports

An important milestone has been reached. On Wednesday, November 16th, at an official ceremony organized by Bolloré Transport & Logistics and its main project partners, the President of the Republic of Ghana inaugurated the construction works of what will be one of the largest deep-water ports in West Africa.

This major project worth US$ 1.5 billion is being carried out by Meridian Port Services  (MPS), the joint venture bringing together Bolloré Transport & Logistics, APM Terminals, and the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), and financed with the support of the IFC-World Bank Group acting as the lead arranger.

As the most important PPP 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 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 created.

Our teams in Ghana are already at work, under the management of Mohamed Samara, to meet the delivery deadlines. The first vessel is expected to berth at the new Port of Tema at the end of 2019.

Philippe Labonne

Deputy CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics

The new port of Tema is the biggest project we are undertaking with our partners in Africa. It will be a first-class gateway for our clients’ serving shipping lines, importers and exporters, and it will connect Ghana and West Africa to the rest of the world in line with the highest industry standards.

MPS Tema Project – Key figures

  • 1,400 m quay
  • 16.50 m depth
  • 121 ha yard
  • 4 berths
  • 3.85 km breakwater
  • 3.5 million de TEUs annual capacity
  • 7 million m3 dredging
  • 10 million m3 sand-fill
  • 5,000 direct local jobs