A total of 1,427 containers were discharged and 730 containers were loaded when the vessel berthed at the Terminal 3, last week.

This first commercial vessel marked the completion of a phase of the Tema Port expansion project, following 36 months of work on semi-automated procedures and upgraded paperless processes, as well as intensive testing of the deployed equipment, technology and manpower training.

After completion, the MPS Management accompanied by the resident Board Directors gathered workers, contractors, customs, representatives of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and other Ghanaian authorities.

In front of the gathered stakeholders, the construction team handed over a symbolic key to the operations team representing the initial phase of the built facility.

The Tema Port MPS-Terminal 3 is the first port facility of its kind in West Africa aiming to establish the connectivity needed to stimulate Ghana’s trade to boost local economy and create new jobs and prosperity.

Maersk Cape Coast was inaugurated and christened at the Port of Tema in 2011.