The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is upbeat about volume growth for the year ahead as Tema and Takoradi position themselves as transhipment hubs for the country’s oil and gas network.
According to GPHA director general Michael Luguje, the authority has made major investments to help facilitate intra-African trade, especially once the African Continental Free Trade Area is implemented.
“We have positioned our ports for global trade, and while we do that we also are looking forward to more intra-African trade.
“Our ports themselves are well geared to do much more than the previous years.”
He said the MPS Terminal 3 within the Port of Tema Port operated on a first-come first-served basis and therefore did not prioritise particular shipping lines.
He believes this gives Tema a competitive advantage.
Luguji said the investment in the Port of Takoradi would boost its import-handling capacity. – Zoë van Rooyen