In November 2016 Van den Bosch has opened a tank cleaning station in the port of Tema, Ghana. The cleaning station was built according to Western European quality standards and is the first of its kind in West Africa.
The start of the tank cleaning station is a new step forward on the African market for Van den Bosch. A growing number of companies chooses to ship their liquids to Africa as bulk freight instead of small packaging. With the start of the tank cleaning station, we are able to link inbound and outbound cargo flows more easily and support companies in making the switch to bulk transport. This will provide many advantages in terms of handling, heating and savings in packaging costs.
Moreover, the tank cleaning station will lead to more sustainable transport on the Ghanaian market. Tank containers cannot be cleaned professionally anywhere in West Africa yet. Through this tank cleaning station, it is now possible to have tank containers cleaned in Ghana, which leads to new possibilities for shipping and transport companies. The cleaning station will create a better balance between inbound and outbound cargo flows and reduces the number of empty transport movements. In short: a sustainable logistic solution.
European quality standards
The tank cleaning station was built according to the highest European quality standards and also meets all Kosher and Halal cleaning requirements. The cleaning station is operated by MTG, a subsidiary of logistic services provider Portside. Last year Van den Bosch started a cooperation with Portside, that acts as the appointed agent for the Ghanaian market. MTG also owns the container depot in Tema, where the cleaning station is located.