Port Buchanan seek expansion, vessel traffic increases by 40 percent after dredging
Regular traffic jam at the Buchanan harbor, Liberia’ second largest seaport has necessitated the need for the expansion of the port to allow additional space for more vessels to dock, the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) has disclosed. Madam Matilda W. Parker said vessel traffic at the Port of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, has increased to 40%. She said the port of Buchanan has gone very busy over the last couple of months since the port was dredged few months ago. According to the NPA Managing Director, the port needs an expansion in order to create additional space for more vessels to birth at the port. But she said land acquisition to expand the port is difficult even though negotiations are ongoing. More at http://www.liberianobserver.com/index.php/news/item/2020-buchanan-port-seeks-expansion-npa-boss-says-port%E2%80%99s-vessel-traffic-has-grown-40
ArcelorMittal Hits 1 Million Tons Of Iron Ore shipped from Buchanan (Liberia)
Steel titan ArcelorMittal (MT) said Monday that it is in the process of shipping its one millionth ton of iron ore from Liberia since it began operations last year, and is on track to ship 4 million tons of the steelmaking raw ingredient in 2012. The company said it is shipping its one millionth ton of direct shipping iron ore from the Buchanan terminal to a customer in China.
ArcelorMittal rebuilds Liberia port of Buchanan
SteelGuru reports that ArcelorMittal Steel has completed product shipment test at the Buchanan Port and is to shortly begin iron production in Liberia at the Tokadeh mine near Yekepa in Nimba County. The ArcelorMittal statement said the company has already rebuilt the township and the industrial and social infrastructure in and around the towns of Yekepa and Buchanan as well as constructing a new crushing and screening plant. The ore, mined from Tokadeh near Yekepa in the Nimba mountain range, was transported by train along a 240 kilometers rebuilt railway line, to the rehabilitated port of Buchanan. Unloading and stocking of the ore was completed successfully.Upload News
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