Ghanaian ports are the most secured in the sub region-GPHA

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has touted the ports in Ghana as the most secured in the West African Sub Region.

Director of Port for the Takoradi port, Captain Ebenezer Afadzi speaking at the 20th intermodal Africa conference in Accra Wednesday November 28, 2018, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel said the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has heavily invested in technological innovations aimed at making the ports efficient.

According to him, they have invested to enhance security they provide for shippers and customers explaining that the port authority has also embarked a massive automation within the port enclave, ensuring access to the port is given to only legitimate people who do business there.

‘’Security of the ports is very critical and a good indicator of port efficiency’’ he noted.

The port Authority he opined has implemented a host of security enhancing services with the overall aim of making the ports safe and secure for doing business.

Captain Afadzi also mentioned the paperless port system which was introduced last year, noting that it has improved cargo handling systems tremendously, while enhancing improved government revenue.

‘’Apart from the development of the 3.5 million TEU capacity terminal, we are also looking beyond Tema and Takoradi by exploring the possibility of building a third port at Keta. We are doing all this to position Ghana as the trade and logistics hub in the Sub Region and we believe we can do this by expanding our ports’’ he said.

The 20th intermodal Africa conference has brought together over 190 delegates from various countries, features 30 world class conference speakers and 400 senior executives with various backgrounds in the port industry.

It closes tomorrow, November 29, 2018.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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