APMT subsidiary adds new Drive-Through Container Scanner

APMT adds new container drive through scanner

Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS), a subsidiary of APM Terminals (APMT), has installed a Drive-Through Container Scanner at MPS Terminal 3 at the Port of Tema, Ghana, in an attempt to increase operational efficiency.

The terminal operator said the addition increased its Drive-Through Container Scanner fleet at MPS to six and claimed it was the most advanced on the market.

It will inspect trucks, containers and other vehicles and provided Customs Officers with cargo manifest verification against the captured X-Ray images, reducing the need for manual inspections. It will also be able to detect drugs, explosives and weapons.

During the handover to the Operations Team, Head of Construction, Matthieu Ferraro indicated that MPS’ consistency in developing the port and its innovative vision has resulted in this latest acquisition. He explained that this sixth scanner will serve as a backup during routine maintenance and ensure that cargo flows remain uninterrupted.

“Since the start of operations at MPS Terminal 3 there has been steady volume increases. In addition, I would say this is being proactive to have reserve capacity and a good response to the foreseen future,” said Ferraro.

“This cutting-edge machinery is part of the MPS’s long standing vision of creating a digitally advanced port facility integrated with the latest technology. It is also in line with the Vice President’s ease-of-doing-business measures that MPS has implemented to enhance Tema Port’s competitiveness and attract more cargo,” he continued.

MPS is a joint venture between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Meridian Port Holdings Limited, with Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals. Over the years, MPS has continued to complement the country’s trade volume growth with investments in equipment and technology to boost Tema Port’s handling capacity. 

It is the region’s most efficient Container Terminal, it provides the shipping lines with the highest productivity levels (discharge/load) with real-time electronic data interchange using a leading Terminal Operating System.

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