In August of 2017, the GPHA as the grantor entered into a Concession Agreement with IbisTek Limited as the Concessionaire to develop, equip and operate a Container & Multi-Purpose Terminal inside Takoradi Port for the handling, storage and delivery of Containers, RoRo cargo, General Cargo and Agribulk products such as cocoa and wheat. The following are the principal factors for developing a Multi-Purpose and Container Terminal in the Takoradi Port:
1) To create a competitive environment within the maritime sector for maritime trade through Ghana. Competition triggers improved service levels and lowers tariffs to the advantage of the Ghanaian economy.
2) To create berths and port space to accommodate the growing oil & gas sector which stimulate the Ghanaian economy,
3) Reduce transport and cargo handling costs through increased port efficiency.
IbisTek has accepted and proposed to develop the entire terminal that will provide for the New Post-Panamax vessels, with a maximum length-0verall [LOA] of 360m, and a maximum draught of 16m. On completion Takoradi Port will have the following:
1) Access channel and turning basin of -17.0m deep.
2) Two 16m deep berths of 795m long dedicated to Container and RoRo vessels
3) Three 14m deep berths of 900m for multi-purpose vessels including oil and gas service vessels.
4) Total terminal area: 61hectares for receipt, storage anmd handling of all types of cargo from Containers to oil pipes, cereals and grains
5) Terminal will be flexible in respect of cargo and space allocation.
6) Road and rail connections
Quays will be equipped by the Concessionaire to comprise at least the following principal facilities:
1. 2- Post-Panamax Ship-to-Store [STS] Cranes
2. 4-Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes of 6+1 lanes of 1 over 5 height.
3. 2-Mobile Harbour Cranes
4. Fully equipped maintenance workshop for the repair of operating plant and equipment
5. Two fixed Scanner machines for the scanning of all imported containers
6. Fully furnished offices for general cargo and container services
The IbisTek Proposal for 360m LOA Vessel
The Atlantic Terminal will be equipped with 2 Scanners to scan every container entering and leaving the Terminal.
The Terminal will be equipped with state of the art gate access control, workshop & Operations Equipment.
IbisTek has began the financing and Construction of a New Oil & Gas berth to relocate the existing oil berth as part of the Agreement. The New Oil & Gas Berth will be constructed on the new Jetty constructed by GPHA
The envisaged New Oil Jetty to be constructed by IbisTek on the new Jetty
Design Vessel is 13m draft and 250m long.
An Operations Block will be Constructed for the On-Site Management and Operation of the new Terminal. It will be equipped with CCTV, e-Port Systems that will linkup directly with GPHA and TACOTEL
A Well-Equipped Mechanical Workshop will be constructed by IbisTek for the efficient repair and maintenance of All the Terminal Operating Equipment and Plant.
Takoradi Container Terminal Limited [TACOTEL]
Under a separate earlier Agreement with GPHA, IbisTek has financed, developed, equipped and is Operating a 25acre Off-Dock Terminal, TACOTEL within the Takoradi/Sekondi Metropolis.
TACOTEL is fully Equipped with a Container Freight Station [CFS], Operating Equipment and Security System dedicated to the Receipt, Storage & Delivery of all Container Services and other types of General Cargo.
GPHA has a 25% Share of applicable Port Tariff in the Terminal operations
IbisTek has already constructed a heavy-duty pavement road from the Port to the New Takoradi roundabout and intends to continue to link the road to TACOTEL to ensure safe and efficient haulage of containers between the Port and the Off-Dock Terminal.
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