NPA Boss Lauds GPHA

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Moses Asaga, has lauded the efforts of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to service the needs of bigger vessels through its expansion project and the provision of desalination plant to supply fresh water to vessels at the Port of Takoradi.

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Moses Asaga, CEO of the National Petroleum Authority
Moses Asaga, CEO of the National Petroleum Authority

These, according to him will go a long way to attract a lot of vessels to the country and also sustain bunkering activities in particular and the oil and gas industry in general.

Moses Asaga, CEO of the National Petroleum Authority
Moses Asaga, CEO of the National Petroleum Authority
Speaking at a conference on improving bunkering services in the shipping industry in Accra, one of the major players in the bunkering industry is the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) which he said has expanded its terminals in both tema and takoradi ports to service the needs of bigger vessels.

He continued that the creation of an oil hub in Takoradi for companies engaging in exploration activities as well as the desalination plant for the production of fresh water are some of the activities to sustain the operations in the oil and shipping industry.

The conference was organized by Petrospot Limited in collaboration with Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) the largest indigenous oil marketing company and a leader in the supply of marine gas oil in the country.

The conference brought together experts in the bunkering industry across the globe to share knowledge on how to grow the bunkering industry in the country.

Moses Asaga entreated bulk distribution companies to take advantage of the Takoradi oil jetty to build farm tanks in Takoradi assuring that from July large quantities of petroleum products would be stored to enable oil marketing companies operating in Takoradi to stop lifting products from Tema.

The Managing Director of GOIL, Patrick Akorli, said GOIL is making great strides in the bunkering business adding that the expansion of both Tema and Takoradi ports would bring more prospects to the bunkering industry by providing a safer environment for vessels.

Source: Prosper Agbenyega

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