Company Makes Waves Through Acquiring the First South African Owned Chemical... Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 35 Seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea. The project is a Public-Private Partnership between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), representing Government and Meridian Ports Services (MPS). According to businesses providing container services, they stand the risk of shedding off about 1200 jobs should they lose their business operations under the new facility. © copyright 2016 I Construction Review Online.. 247Solar to Present Breakthrough Round-the-Clock Solar Power Technology at WFES 2017, Ghana’s Movenpick Ambassador Hotel acquired by a Mauritius based firm, Rehabilitation of Mwache Multipurpose Dam in Kwale, Kenya gathers pace, Gabon: Contract signed for construction of Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric dam, Kenya begins construction of a high-speed fiber optic cable at Nadapal. It involves an upgrade and significant expansion of Ghana’s main seaport. The project will treble Tema Port’s current traffic of about one million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUS). Sustainability drives the entire IHS Markit enterprise. The IAPH represents about 200 ports of nearly 90 maritime countries as well as 140 port-related public and private organizations. In spite of the benefits that the country stands to derive from this project, the GEA is anxious about these emerging business concerns and challenges that are associated with the project.
“In effect, the first phase has instantly increased the container handling capacity of Tema Port from 1 Million to 2.5 Million TEUS. Also earlier discussions with MPS and other Government officials at both the Ministries of Trade and Transport over their concerns have not addressed the issues regarding the status of their business. The seamless synchronization of the systems and processes coupled with the state-of-art infrastructure can only guarantee our success in delivering the highest service levels to the Maritime Industry,” he said. I don't regret organising #BlackLivesMatter vigil - Ernesto Yeboah, Ntim Fordjour calls for stronger diplomatic ties between Ghana and Israel, NDC to hold vigil in memory of Rawlings on Sunday, IUCN launches policy to prevent banks from financing mining in Atewa forest. The Ghana Dock Labour Company Limited (GDLC) a limited liability company which was incorporated in 2002 by Dock Labour Employers (DLE) and the Maritime and Dockworkers’ Union with the core mandate of supplying causal Labour to the Port and its environs, stands the risk of laying off about 3000 staff currently serving the GPHA.
We have beyond doubt multinational staff, representing nine countries and five continents.”. Influx of Stevedoring Companies within the Port enclave. Under the arrangement, the MPS has completed two berths for operations to start and continue work on the next two berths in 2020. The necessary funding for the project has been secured by MPS from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, as well as from shareholders. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'constructionreviewonline_com-box-4','ezslot_4',146,'0','0']));US engineering firm AECOM is supervising construction and providing design and procurement management services. The development will enable the port to accommodate some of the world’s biggest container ships, and improve cargo-handling services and capacity. Recruitment of new workers to replace existing skilled staff 5. “The awarding of Phase Two shows continued faith from our client. That the Ministry of Transport initiate steps to engage Meridian Port Services(MPS) to absorb the existing experienced employees that are likely to be made redundant in the Inland Container Depots rather than recruiting employees from elsewhere, with the view to reduce the huge job losses. Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has been awarded Phase Two of the Tema Port Expansion Project (TPEP) in Ghana, on behalf of Meridian Port Services (MPS), operator of the container terminal. Support The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of TMA, Mr Felix Nii Anang-La, also took the opportunity to thank all stakeholders for making the new port a reality. MPS is a joint venture between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and Meridian Port Holdings, with Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals as the two main shareholders. He declared the support of his office to provide the needed assistance to ensure the port become a leading facility in Africa. They have also complained about the registration of many stevedoring companies thereby reducing the quantum of services provided by existing stevedoring companies which if not halted, will lead to massive revenue and job losses. MPS handled 646,000 TEU at Tema in 2015, approximately 80% of all containers that passed through the port.
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