The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is the national port authority of Ghana, Between the 16th – 18th century, foreign trade in the then Gold Coast was undertaken from about 40 landing points scattered around the Gold coast. By the 1900s these had converged to six main ports of trade. From 1920 to the 1940s the transport witnessed its first revolution in the road and rail network which culminated in the construction of the Takoradi Port. Further road expansion and shifts in the direction of trade in the post independence era led to the construction of the Ghana's second port “Tema Port]], and Port of Tema, and the Fishing Harbour at Tema. GPHA main offices are in Sekondi-Takoradi, and Tema.
|Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority|
|Country||Republic of Ghana|
|Director General||Michael Achagwe Luguje|
|Director Of Port (Tema & Takoradi)||Edward Kofi Osei Capt. Eben Afadzi|
|Annual cargo tonnage||13,000,000 metric revenue tons (FY2010)|
|Annual container volume||1,000,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) (FY2011)|
|Passenger traffic||900,000 passengers (FY 2011)|
Ports and HarboursEdit
The Takoradi Harbour and Tema Harbour and ports serves Sekondi-Takoradi and Tema's role as manufacturing centers, and handles cargo in transshipment to and from bordering countries north of Ghana. The Golden Jubilee Terminal is a recently opened facility of the Tema port.
Fishing Harbour at TemaEdit
The Fishing Harbour at Tema is a separate port facility at Tema. It is a commercial and industrial fishing port composed of four main areas, Inner Harbour, Outer Harbour, Canoe Basin and Commercial Area. The harbour handles the catch from commercial deep-sea fishing and canoe fishing.
- Ghana Maritime official page
- Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority official page
- Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa, Ghana
- OT Africa Online, Port of Tema
- Ghana Shippers' Council, Projects