Following the state of the art expansion works at the Takoradi Port by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) a titanic-like ship has called the port for the first time since 1928.
The ship which is a capsize bulk type with Length Over All (LOA) of 240 meters and expected departure draught of 14-71 meters called at the 16 meters Chat Datum (-16CD) Bulk terminal of the Takoradi Port over the weekend.
The Director of Takoradi Port, Mr Peter Amoo-Bediako revealed that the vessel, MV BABY HERCULES, which is a bauxite carrier is the biggest ever to call at the Port since its construction in 1928.
He said this is happening on the back of the newly installed conveyor system and automated ship loaders with 250 metric tonnes loading capacity at the Port.
“MV BABY HERCULES is set to load a record tonnage of 107,650 metric tonnes of Bauxite in just 5 days”, Mr. Amoo-Bediako emphasized.
He averred that the call at the Takoradi Port by MV HERCULES means the expansion work has yielded positive results maintaining that it is a signal to the global maritime industry about the enhanced status of the Port.