Tema Port in Ghana

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Expansion at the Tema Port in Ghana began in 2016 and was completed in 2019. With the US$1.5 billion project, Tema Port’s present capacity of around one million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) would be increased.

With the help of a dredged, 19-meter-deep port access channel, a new, 1.4-kilometer-long quay with four container berths and a 16-meter draft, and a 4-kilometer-long breakwater, the Tema Port was able to accommodate some of the largest container ships in the world while also enhancing capacity and services for cargo handling.

This improved the port’s ability to compete as a major maritime hub in West Africa.

Tema Port Expansion

Reported in May 2014

Cruise terminal to be constructed at Ghana’s Tema Port

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), plans to construct a cruise terminal at Tema Port. This will in part resolve the transportation challenges and difficulties that traders who ply this route face at the borders and other points of entry. So far, 16 bids have been received as of the close of the deadline calling for the expression of interest from potential investors for the development of a container terminal and the cruise terminal.

The port management is positioning itself to respond to the demands of the growing economy. The expansion project of the port is on course. The bulk jetty is about 80% complete, and the capacity from 2 berthing facilities has been increased to 4, in response to the growing estate development industry.

According to Paul Asare Ansah, Marketing and Public relations manager of the Port of Tema, the prospects of the project is very bright as some private companies have already shown keen interest in investing in the project and will start with the sub-regional service of Accra-Lagos.
The project is part of the Authority’s determination to support the tourism industry as it receives more than 500 visitors daily. Dredging of the Port was completed in April and has significantly enhanced the capacity of the port to handle more cargo and more vessels.

The berthing facility has been deepened from 9 meters to 10 meters. The port currently has two berths with 10-meter draughts while the remaining ones have 9-meter draughts.

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  1. Hi Robert,

    Thanks for an interesting article.

    I know this was published in 2015, but I could not find more recent information – has the new Passenger Cruise Terminal been constructed at Tema Port as yet? If so, which was the successful bidder / investor; and who was the professional team?

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