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Feb 28, 2011

Third harbour to be constructed soon


Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Transport, says his Ministry is carrying out feasibility studies for the construction of a deep sea port and position.

 

He adds that the role of the transport sector in the carriage of vital imports and exports for industrial and domestic use in this globally interdependent world remains crucial to developing economies like Ghana.

 Alhaji Dauda made this known in Accra at a dinner dance to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Maersk Line, adding that the Tema and Takoradi ports will be rehabilitated and developed to enable them make room for more ships.

 He stated that Maersk Line is one of the leading liner shipping companies in the world, serving customers all over the globe, with their fleet Line comprising more than 500 vessels and 1,900,000 twenty-foot containers.

 The Minister explained that the ministry will continue to provide a world-class regulatory regime for all corporate bodies in shipping industry and also commended Maersk for fostering international cargo trade in Ghana through its web of liner services.

Mr. David Skow, the Chairman of Maersk Ghana Limited and Cluster Manager for Central and West Africa, on his part, said the company will introduce its flagship WAMFAX service in Ghana in the second quarter of 2011.

 He explained further that their service which operates vessels with a capacity of 4500 x 20 feet containers will significantly reduce transit time for Africa to Asia.

 Mr. Skow praised the company’s customers for their support, reiterating their commitment to continue upgrading its services, as well as maintain a strong commitment to develop business in Ghana’s economy.

Source: ISD