The Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Terminal Services, Dr. Felix Nana Sackey has assured the timely delivery of the first phase of the multi-purpose atlantic terminal project which is currently 71% complete.
“We are at the tail end of construction at the moment and we believe that come 2021, this facility will be ready for operation”, he said.
The construction of the first phase of the project which cost $210 million began in August 2019 and has seen dredging of a 600 meter quay wall with -16 meter depth completed, with construction of capin bin and terminals yard space of 10 hectares ongoing. Contractor for the project is Jan de Nul whereas Dutch company, Royal Haskoning DHV serves as the consulting engineering firm.
Speaking with Eye on Port, the CEO of Atlantic Terminals Services said, the terminal’s -16 meter depth will position the Atlantic Terminal and the Port of Takoradi at a competitive advantage in the port and maritime industry. because of its ability to receive the largest container vessel.
He disclosed that world class equipment which includes ship to shore crane and mobile harbour cranes have been procured and thus their transfer unto the terminal space will follow gradual procedure.
While revealing the company’s deliberate plans for local participation, Dr. Nana Sackey also assured the trading public of expert professional management of vessel and cargo handling services at the terminal. He urged importers and exporters in Ghana and across the sub-region to reconsider routing their cargoes through what he called “one of the best port facilities across the region”.
Source: Eye on Port