Customs official at work at the TACOTEL
Last Monday, work began to empty hundreds of undelivered containers at the Takoradi Harbour in the Western Region to the newly constructed Inland Clearing Depot, also known as the Takoradi Container Terminal (TACOTEL), situated in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis.
About 289 containers have been transported to the new base. Agents or owners of the containers in question are required to present the necessary documents to the authorities in charge in order to take delivery of their goods.
Processes to decongest the Takoradi port of undelivered shiploads of consignments began on April 7, with the requirement that owners of the shipments would make time and take delivery of their properties.
Management of the port said, henceforh, containers arriving fresh at the harbour would be evacuated and sent straightaway to the TACOTEL, which is about 6 kilometres away from the harbor.
The Terminal Manager of the TACOTEL,Mr Richmond Adjei-Appiah, who conducted newsmen round the terminal, said contrary to expected disturbance in traffic flow of shipments, “everything has gone on smoothly since Monday”.
Shipping agents and clients were seen busily checking for their containers as transport vehicles stood on standby ready to carry their containers away.
Mr Adjei-Appiah said Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) officials were in charge of deveining or unstuffing of containers for inspection at the terminal.
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