Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

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Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) logo.gif
Location
CountryGhana Republic of Ghana
Details
Director GeneralPaul Ansah
Director Of Port (Tema & Takoradi)Edward Kofi Osei Capt. Eben Afadzi
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnage13,000,000 metric revenue tons (FY2010)
Annual container volume1,000,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) (FY2011)
Passenger traffic900,000 passengers (FY 2011)
Website
www.ghanaports.gov.gh

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 1900’s 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.[1][2]

Ports and Harbours[edit]

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.[3][4]

Fishing Harbour at Tema[edit]

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.[5]

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