Portside Group nominated for Terminal of the Year by Ghana Shippers Awards
  • May 18, 2017
  • Ghana Insights
  • Portside News

Portside Group nominated for Terminal of the Year by Ghana Shippers Awards

Portside Group, based in Ghana, is nominated for ‘Terminal of the Year’ by the jury of Gana Shippers Awards. Companies and individuals within road transportation, ocean carriers, freight forwarding, air transportation, express services, government agencies, financial institution, courier agencies and shipping agents are rewarded for their role in the growth and development of the industry. Nominated companies promote key functions within the industry such as growth and sustainability. 

Bas de Vaal, Managing Director of Portside Group: ‘I am honoured that Portside Group is nominated for the title of ‘Terminal of the Year’. The jury distinguished our Washing Station for containers at the port in Tema, Ghana.’ At the Wasing Station, containers are begin washed according to international standards. This way containers are quickly prepared to transport other cargo. Winners of the Gana Shippers Awards are announced on the 26th of May at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel.

Networking at BreakBulk Europe, Antwerp
From the 24th to the 26th of April 2017, the international project cargo and breakbulk industry gathered at the annual Breakbulk Europe exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium. Portside Group Director Bas de Vaal and Operations Manager Ato Brown attended the exhibition on April 25 and 26. The Breakbulk exhibition was the ideal time and place for networking.

Below is a short summary of a few companies we visited:

Breadbox Shipping
We have met up with Joris Bakker, Yusuf Yusufoglu and William Douni Kouambo. We have done quite a few vessels together. We hope we can continue in the same way as we did in 2016.

We have met with Morten Moller who is responsible for chartering in West Africa, and we have done a few ships together.

NMT shippin
We have met up with Vicky de Mey and Kees Honingh. It was great to see them as they operate a monthly ro/ro service into Tema.

We have met up with Jan Eeuwema and Peter Terhorst, as we also done some shipments together with them for the Kpone powerstation.

We have met up with Rene Gahrmann, he is responsible for Ghana. We hope they can become successful here in Ghana.

Ocean 7
We have met up with Maria Winther. We used one of their vessels for an explosive shipment from Takoradi to Monrovia.

It was great to see everyone there, and we look forward to the next show!

Are you curious to know which other exhibitions and events we will attend this year? Contact us at our location at Tema, Ghana at ghana@portside.ch or contact our office in Leiden, The Netherlands at info@portside.ch.