The Takoradi Port Public Affairs and Marketing Manager said due to this initial achievement the M.V. Iris Oldendorf is loading bauxite weighing 63,000metric tonnes heading to China; "....the new bulk jetty has been dredged to ensure it to allow for more cargo to be loaded and more bigger vessels to berth..." , he said.
He said the expansion project which began in November 2014 and expected to be completed by the end of 2018 . He said the project will allow for more cargo to be loaded both for imports and exports ; "....it will impact positively on the revenue stream of GPHA but also Ghana as a whole which is the most significant part..." , he added.
He said the project when completed will make the Takoradi Port the most deep drafted port in the sub region saying it will come with a conveyor belt system and though despite not being completed it has began earning revenue .