Port Takoradi has successfully berthed and record-loaded the 295m CS SALUBRITY, a Manganese capesize vessel at the Dry Bulk Terminal (DBT) with a draft of 16 metres and a length of 800 metres.
The Port Takoradi Dry Bulk Terminal is the deepest of its kind in West Africa, and is equipped with an automated conveyor loading system
The Acting Director of Port Takoradi, Peter Amo-Bediako, witnessed the historic pilotage and berthing of the capesize vessel and was enthused about the significance of successfully berthing the vessel at the automated Terminal.
“There are 4 or 5 such vessels lined up and coming in before Christmas,” the Acting DP revealed.
The pilots, led by Harbour Master Captain Richmond Quayson, said the Authority underwent critical simulation training leading up to the subsequent successful berthing of CS SALUBRITY.
Operations Manager-Ghana Manganese Company, Sheikh Issah Salifu Taylor, expressed delight with the ship loading rate.
The vessel’s record loading time was made possible by the automated conveyor loading system and also the meticulous planning and round-the-clock cargo loading by the DBT operations team.