Ghana’s Takoradi port continues its infrastructure expansion following the delivery of a 550 tonne Liebherr crane.
Liebherr has delivered a mobile harbour crane to Takoradi port in Ghana, as part of measures to strengthen operations at the port.
The delivery came after the berthing of the Motto Vessel (MV) BBC Mont Blanc.
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has been involved in improving the infrastructure and cargo services at the port, particularly for vessels associated with the oil and gas industries.
The development aims to make the port a hub for the Jubilee oil field.
Port of Takoradi acting director Captain James Owusu Koranteng told journalists recently that more vessels will be accommodated at the port as a direct result of dredging and expansion of the infrastructure.
In addition to the construction of an oil services terminal, other ongoing work at the port includes extending the breakwater northwards by 1.75km, reclaiming 53,000ha of land, dredging a 16m-deep access channel and constructing a bulk terminal.
Plans to make the port an oil hub were also boosted last March when the Belgian MV Marieke arrived from Rio de Janeiro to dredge the port’s oil service base.