The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa and is often referred to as the African success story. It is rapidly becoming a maritime trading hub for the region, with its two principal ports, Tema and Takoradi, proving to be an important part of Ghana’s economy.
The Port of Takoradi port has six berths with draughts between 8.4m and 10m, in addition to berths dedicated to manganese, bauxite and oil and buoys with draughts between, 5.5m and 11m. Takoradi port also has a fishing harbour located at Sekondi, which can handle vessels up to 3m draft.
With bigger and better facilities being phased in by Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA), more shippers are discovering the benefits of using Ghana’s ports for import / export transits as well as trans-shipment cargoes. At present, the port handles over 600 vessels, 37% of the total national seaborne traffic, 62% of national exports and 20% of the total national imports annually. The main exports are; manganese, bauxite, cocoa and forest products, while key imports are; clinker, containerised cargo, oil products and wheat.
In recent years Takoradi has been handling large volumes of transit cargo, due to increasing demand and has the capacity to store a variety of cargoes, with a container holding capacity of approximately 5,000 TEUs.
Inchcape Shipping Services Ghana, is committed to providing an impeccable service with competitive prices and 24 hour operational support, through its well experienced team comprising; vessel Agency, Liner Services, Crew Management, Spares Logistics and Offshore Services.