Greenville Port Gaining Its Rightful Status, Citizens Laud Management’s Effort

By Malcolm Scott, Public Relations Manager/NPA

 

 

The Samuel A. Russ Port of Greenville situated in the South /East Sinoe County, is gradually gaining a well recognizable status as an active and fully operational port as promised by the Matilda Parker led Administration of the National Port Authority.

The Greenville port which is approximately 673.6 kilometer away from the NPA’s headquarters in Monrovia, is now being transformed  into a new zone for potential investment and future economic activities; compared to the past when absolutely  nothing was  taking place there at all due to a ship wreck that disallowed the berthing of vessels to the pier.

Amid the situation at the time, the port suffered serious economic setback with little or no trace of revenue generation especially during the war era. However, things are now on course with massive rehabilitation works as well as other developmental projects already completed in the port while several other renovations   are fast nearing completion.

Additionally, full operation works are currently taking place at the port following the removal of a huge portion of the shipwreck from the basin.

The removal of the wreck is in fulfillment of Her Excellence President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s mandate to the NPA Management when she visited the Greenville Port in 2011.

 During her last visit to the Greenville Port, the Liberian leader expressed hope for future investment in the area but asked the NPA Management team to consider removing the remaining wrecks that were visible above the ocean level of the port basin something that has already been accomplished.

 The recent removal of the wrecks from the Greenville Port was preceded by the dredging of the port in 2011 in order to allow bigger vessels dock at the port.

Currently, the entire Greenville Port has been electrify for the first time in many years while the construction a new CC TV office has also been completed.

 The restoration of full electricity to the Greenville Port followed the donation of a 125KVA generator to the port through the office of Vice President Joseph Boakai.

At the same time,  infrastructural buildings that were recently got  damaged in the port facility   as a result of heavy storm have been renovated while a total of 59 vessels with a corresponding SDWT of 124, 176 berthed at the Port of Greenville indicating an increase of 490% vessels compared to 2012.

Further, a total cargo of 50,195.18 metric tons in 2013 has been recorded at the Greenville Port. Out of the total throughout handled, 18,451.84 metric tons were imports and 31,743.34 metric tons were also recorded.

Shipment of logs through the Port remains   a primary economic activity at the Greenville port in the wake of plans by investment partners to transport several equipment at the Port.

Accordingly, it is expected that Golden Veroleum Liberia Limited and the Putu mining Company operating in Greenville will to shortly transport their equipment to the Port to be used for the shipment of their produces.

These and other progressive works at the South/eastern Port of Greenville are on the heel of a stimulus investment package for the Port through a 14 million loan agreement and other future opportunities.

The US 14 million loan agreement is between the Government of Liberia and the Kuwaiti fund for Arab Economic Development.
The Samuel A. Russ Port of Greenville situated in the South /East Sinoe County, is gradually gaining a well recognizable status as an active and fully operational port as promised by the Matilda Parker led Administration of the National Port Authority.

The Greenville port which is approximately 673.6 kilometer away from the NPA’s headquarters in Monrovia, is now being transformed  into a new zone for potential investment and future economic activities; compared to the past when absolutely  nothing was  taking place there at all due to a ship wreck that disallowed the berthing of vessels to the pier.

Amid the situation at the time, the port suffered serious economic setback with little or no trace of revenue generation especially during the war era. However, things are now on course with massive rehabilitation works as well as other developmental projects already completed in the port while several other renovations   are fast nearing completion.

Additionally, full operation works are currently taking place at the port following the removal of a huge portion of the shipwreck from the basin.

The removal of the wreck is in fulfillment of Her Excellence President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s mandate to the NPA Management when she visited the Greenville Port in 2011.

 During her last visit to the Greenville Port, the Liberian leader expressed hope for future investment in the area but asked the NPA Management team to consider removing the remaining wrecks that were visible above the ocean level of the port basin something that has already been accomplished.

 The recent removal of the wrecks from the Greenville Port was preceded by the dredging of the port in 2011 in order to allow bigger vessels dock at the port.

Currently, the entire Greenville Port has been electrify for the first time in many years while the construction a new CC TV office has also been completed.

 The restoration of full electricity to the Greenville Port followed the donation of a 125KVA generator to the port through the office of Vice President Joseph Boakai.

At the same time,  infrastructural buildings that were recently got  damaged in the port facility   as a result of heavy storm have been renovated while a total of 59 vessels with a corresponding SDWT of 124, 176 berthed at the Port of Greenville indicating an increase of 490% vessels compared to 2012.

Further, a total cargo of 50,195.18 metric tons in 2013 has been recorded at the Greenville Port. Out of the total throughout handled, 18,451.84 metric tons were imports and 31,743.34 metric tons were also recorded.

Shipment of logs through the Port remains   a primary economic activity at the Greenville port in the wake of plans by investment partners to transport several equipment at the Port.

Accordingly, it is expected that Golden Veroleum Liberia Limited and the Putu mining Company operating in Greenville will to shortly transport their equipment to the Port to be used for the shipment of their produces.

These and other progressive works at the South/eastern Port of Greenville are on the heel of a stimulus investment package for the Port through a 14 million loan agreement and other future opportunities.

The US 14 million loan agreement is between the Government of Liberia and the Kuwaiti fund for Arab Economic Development.

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