The country’s seaport regulatory body is optimistic that this achievement will engender growth in terms of jobs creation and increased revenue for the government of Liberia as the Port of Monrovia will be operated on a 24 hour basis beginning May this year - something that has not happened in the last three decades.
The NPA made the assertions when it announced that Aids to Navigation have been installed at the Freeport of Monrovia by a world renowned supplier PHAROS MARINE in compliance with IALA (International Association of Light House Authority) regulations. The announcement was made Monday, April 18, 2016 in Monrovia.
According to a press release from the NPA, the installation of Aids to Navigation is expected to be completed by April 30, 2016.
The Liberian Port Authority also announced that a ceremony to officially commission the Aids to Navigation takes place May 2016.
A statement from the NPA says as a result of the installation of the Aids to Navigation, the following outcomes are projected be achieved: safe 24 hours Marine Operations; quick Vessel Turnaround time; more Revenue for GOL; more vessel calls; complete berthing and sailing of vessel at night beginning May 2016; and jobs creation.
The management of the National Port Authority under the leadership of Mr. David Williams says it appreciates President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her continuous support in the modernization of the Port sector, including this milestone event which is a game changer in the shipping world.