To meet the global expansion requirements of our esteemed customers, Inchcape Shipping Services is proud to cover Ghana in its worldwide network. ISS provides world class professional services through its well experienced team in diverse fields comprising Vessel Agency, Liner Services, Crew Management, Spares Logistics and Offshore Services. Supported by a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure, our Ghana operations have begun in full swing within and off port limits.
The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. Ghana is known as an African success story and is rapidly becoming a maritime trading hub for the whole sub-region in West Africa. The two main ports in Ghana – Tema in the east (about 30km from Accra, the capital) and Takoradi in the western part of the country have proven to be an important part of Ghana’s economy. These ports are well managed by Ghanaian authorities to support vessels and a mix of varied cargoes efficiently and effectively.
With bigger and better facilities being phased in by Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) more and more shippers are discovering the benefits of using Ghana’s ports for import / export, transit as well as transshipment cargoes.
ISS Ghana aims to provide excellent quality operational support to clients and assist their businesses with efficient operations resulting in better profits and reduced costs. At ISS, a mixed staff of expatriates and locals understands the local market, rules and regulations to the benefit of its Principals. Through its effective operational procedures ISS ensures trouble-free operations at all times, day or night, 24 hrs a day and 7 days a week.
The Port of Tema has 12 berths located on two quays with a total paved quay apron of 2,196 m2. Berths 1 & 2: On quay 2 there is a dedicated Container Terminal fitted with three 45T Ship-to-Shore (STS) Gantry Cranes and four - 40T Rubber Tyred (RTG) Gantry Cranes. Berths 3-11 are multi-purpose berths and berth 12 is a clinker berth. There are facilities for Ro-Ro vessels.
Tema port has 77,200 m2 of paved area for the storage of containers, steel products and other conventional cargo. The closed storage area, which is about 25,049m2 (2.51 hectares) consists of six sheds with a total storage capacity of approx 50,000 MT of cargo.
Takoradi port has six berths with draughts between 8.4m and 10m in addition to dedicated manganese, bauxite and oil berths. There are also buoys with draughts between 5.5m and 11m.
Covered storage: 140,000m2
Open storage: 250,000m2
To the east of the Tema port are the Inner and Outer Fishing Harbours and the Tuna Wharf. There are a range of facilities located within and outside the fishing harbour. They include a fish market hall, an ice plant, fish processing plant and private cold stores.
The Albert Bosomtwe Fishing Harbour is approximately 24 km west of Takoradi port and is located at Sekondi. Takoradi fishing harbour has a fish handling shed and an ice making & storage plant.