Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

Port of Tema: The preferred port • Port of Takoradi: The ideal gateway



To be the Regional Hub in West Africa.



To provide efficient port facilities and ensure quality services to port users.



The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is a statutory, state-owned enterprise which currently owns, manages and operates the two seaports of Tema and Takoradi. About 90 per cent of Ghana’s foreign trade is shipped through the ports. As part of the Ghana Ports Reform Project, about 90 per cent of the cargo handling operations in the two ports has been transferred to the private sector.



Port of Tema

The Port of Tema has 12 berths located on two quays with a total paved quay apron of 2,196 m2. Berths 1 and 2, on quay 2, is a dedicated container terminal fitted with three 45-tonner ship-to-shore gantry cranes and four 40-tonner rubber-tyred gantry cranes. Berths 3-11 are multi-purposed berths and berth 12 is a clinker berth. There are facilities for RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) vessels. The Port of Tema has five major off-dock terminals that provide receipt, storage and delivery services for containers discharged in Tema port.

Port of Takoradi

The Port of Takoradi port has six berths with draughts between 8.4 m and 10 m in addition to dedicated manganese, bauxite and oil berths. There are buoys with draughts between 5.5 m and 11 m. Both ports have fishing harbours adjoining them.



  • Strategic, geographical location in the centre of West Africa and the world
  • Ideally positioned for transit and transhipment trade goods
  • Customer-friendly ports in West Africa
  • State-of-the-art cargo handling equipment and storage facilities
  • Competitive, published tariff
  • 90% stevedoring activities privatised to encourage competition and efficiency
  • Safe navigation and environmentally friendly ports
  • Peaceful industrial relations
  • Professional, well trained and motivated workforce
  • 24-hour security surveillance of the port community using appropriate technology with over 90% of the port under CCTV coverage
  • Political stability with about 20 years of continuous democratic governance.



Re-positioning the seaports to make them effective tools in the national and regional development agenda by:

  • transforming the Port of Tema into a Container Hub in the West Africa sub-region
  • providing facilities at the Port of Takoradi for Oil and Gas Services
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