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Takoradi container terminal opens for business

Takoradi container terminal opens for business

Takoradi Container Terminal Limited (TACOTEL), the private off-dock container terminal  commenced operations on 7th April, 2017.

The facility which is about 6 minutes’ drive from the port of Takoradi has an operational floor capacity of 87000m² with a storage capacity of 7,500 TEUs to handle container devanning operations.

With the commencement of operations at the terminal, the port of Takoradi can now boast of an additional capacity to handle more container traffic for both domestic and landlocked markets of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali.

The facility can boast of modern container handling equipment like forklifts, reach stackers, and a canteen to serve port clients who throng the terminal services.

The Terminal Manager for TACOTEL Limited, Richmond Agyei Appiah said the facility has offices for all state agencies required for the smooth clearance of cargoes like Customs, Ghana Standards Authority, Food and Drugs Authority, Plant Quarantine, BNI, National Security, Police, etc.

Peter Amoo-Bediako, Public Affairs & Marketing Manager of Takoradi Port said the coming into operation of TACOTEL will not only attract or increase traffic through the port, but will also make clearance through the port very easy.


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