The Port Community has welcomed a new ultramodern export terminal called the Amaris Terminal.
Amaris Terminal is a Public Private Partnership between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Jospong Group of Companies. As a 100% Ghanaian Company, Amaris Terminal is licensed by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to operate as an export terminal at the Tema Port.
As a new export terminal, Amaris’ state of the Art facilities are unmatched within the industry, providing services in the area of Container Storage and Handling, Container Repairs and Maintenance, Container sales and leasing, trucking, warehousing, stuffing of export cargo and container scanning Beginning July 1st, all containers meant for export will have their weights verified before been loaded onto vessels.
Speaking in an interview with Eye On Port, a flagship programme on GTV and Metro Tv, Alex Atakorah, Managing Director of Amaris Terminal said the terminal has positioned itself to undertake such container weighing services by August.
“We are working with GPHA to make sure that we are ready for the VGM by 1st July, we probably might be a bit delayed but we are hoping that by the beginning of August we should be ready to do that. In the meantime what we are doing is working with partners to make sure that containers that come out of Amaris Export Terminal is weighed at their premises before they move to the port.
According to him, the new export terminal, Amaris terminal which sits on some 50,000 square meters of land with a yard capacity of 4,000 TEUS prides itself with 1st class facilities including container repair workshop, container stacking and stuffing yard and modern equipment.
He said the company is looking at setting up a first class workshop that will look at repairing containers that get damaged in the process of transporting cargo in Ghana and also look at going into the West African region to capture the market.
Regarding the scanning, Alex Atakorah said the Amaris Terminal is working with Nick TC Scan, to have a mobile scanner on the terminal so containers that are stored in Amaris terminal are scanned before they are transported to the ports.
“We are ready, we have a 4000 TUE capacity container terminal, ready for storage and handling of containers, we have the required equipments, weight stackers, fork lift and terminal trucks for the haulage and trucking to the port, we do staffing of containers at the ports, and we have the mobile scanners ready at the terminal for scanning. Even for the weighing I will say we are ready because of the partnership we have with the various companies,” he noted.
He said Amaris terminal aims to offer first class services, competitive rates, good customer services approach, and beyond that “we believe that when a customer comes here, they will be able to tap into every service that they need, all services as far as export services are concerned in order for them to get value for their money.”