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Tema, Ghana – APM Terminals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ghana, representing a private investment in excess of USD $1 billion for the expansion of Tema Port. The deal was signed through Meridian Port Services (MPS), the joint venture between APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics (Meridian Port Holdings) and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). A follow-up reception to celebrate the MOU signing ceremony was attended by Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama.
“I’m extremely proud to participate in this historic ceremony graced by His Excellency the President, to witness the signing of the MOU for the development of a new Container Terminal within the GPHA Master Plan for Tema Port. This indeed demonstrates the level of commitment that His Excellency has to the Tema Port Development, which acts as a real economic driver for the country and the Sub-Saharan Region”, stated MPS Chairman Alhaji A. A. Banda.
Approximately USD 145 million has been invested in Tema Port since MPS was incorporated in 2007. In March 2014, the Government of Ghana announced the proposed port upgrade and expansion program to improve rail and roadway connections and expand capacity. Container throughput at MPS, which handles approximately 80% of Tema’s container volume, was 670,000 TEUs in 2013. The expansion will increase the port’s annual container throughput capacity to 3.5 million TEUs.