Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) has been awarded the International Organisation Standardisaion (ISO) standards; Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 45001:2018) in its first year of operations forming the integral management system.
The scope of the ISO certification incorporated Cargo Handling, Storage and supporting Transport activities, including implementation of Pedestrian Free Yard concept and Green Terminal concept, after sucessfully sailing through the certification audit by its certification body Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch.
Mohamed Samara, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MPS, said obtaining the ISO accreditation in their first year of operations at the new Terminal 3 is a remarkable achievement by the MPS team.
He indicated that quality is important to their business because they value their customers, and further went on to state that: “MPS has a high regard for Health, Safety, Environment and deploying the highest standards in safeguarding men and machines. We, management and staff of MPS, indeed recognise the need to deliver our services in a safe, timely, efficient and competitive manner”.
Having successfully completed the implantation and upgrading the Tema Port facility to match the globally recognised industry standards, the MPS management deemed it necessary to boost the achieved efficiency by going for the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications.
“Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch was engaged, and subsequent to various audits the Management System of Meridian Port Services Limited was found to be in accordance with requirements of management systems of the following ISO standards: Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 45001:2018),” Mr. Samara said.
From the onset, according to him, the MPS Management embarked on building a mutually profitable relationship with port stakeholders – ensuring long-term success through the understanding of their needs and expectations.
“The MPS management team demonstrate an impressive level of commitment to continuous improvement, and the company has already established an Integrated Management System that provides a framework for measuring and improving their performance,” he revealed.
MPS is a Joint Venture between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and Meridian Port Holdings Limited, with Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals as the two main shareholders.
MPS Terminal 3 of Tema Port is the leading Container Terminal/Port in West Africa by virtue of its commitment to continuous improvement in the quality of service provided to stakeholders. This is enabled by the shareholders’ commitment to investments in infrastructure, superstructure, technology and human-development that are of long -term value to the business.
MPS Terminal 3 is a sophisticated port facility, well-heeled with technology and some of the world’s most advanced equipment, systems and digital processes.
MPS since July 2019 has also recieved multiple certifications of Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) as per standards of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), whereby the Administration and Workshop buildings successfully passed all requirements. By this, the MPS Workshop Maintainance Building became the first light industrial building to be EDGE-certified in Africa.