The Meridian Port Services Limited, operators of the dedicated container terminal at Tema Port’s Terminal-three has introduced a business continuity plan to avert possible effects of COVID-19 on its economic role.
A statement signed by Mr Mohamed Samara, the Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Port Services, and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday said the measures became necessary following the rise in cases of COVID-19 in the country.
The statement said MPS is committed to providing guidance, updates and other information to help stakeholders stay informed about the latest developments.
It said its Crisis Management Team had formulated a Business Continuity Plan that will enable the company to provide uninterrupted service for customers and business partners.
“All recommendations and guidelines provided by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and other regulatory authorities, as well the below preventive actions, apply to Terminal -3, Port Tema,” the statement said.
The measures include implementation of additional controls at entry gates where officials Meridian Port Service and Port Health are stationed to check temperatures of port users daily.
Again, the statement said World Health Organisation-approved sanitisers have been installed at vantage points in the terminal, while cleaning and disinfections have been intensified to minimise the risk of infections.
Management has also put in place the widely recommended social distancing culture among employees, it said – adding that employees are constantly educated on the necessary preventive measures to enable them stay up to date and take personal responsibility for their lives.
All meetings, both internal and external the statement said, have been brought to the barest minimum; and there is strict enforcement of the rules to follow should there be a suspected case.
The company assured all customers and business partners it will provide uninterrupted services, saying: “We would like to assure you that we are committed to deploying our best endeavours to continue delivering first-class service during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic around the world”.