Port Highlights


There are vessel calls and routes to and from all continents through the Port of Tema. Over 50 Shipping lines and agencies provide both direct and indirect shipping services to and from the Port of Tema.  Just contact any of the registered shipping agents. Who will advise you on cost, time and terms of carriage.


Over the past decade the Port Authourity has expanded the existing port, built new terminals, upgraded IT systems, and widened operational partnerships and networks. This is reflected by the port’s ability to handle increasing volumes of traffic from 7.3 million tonnes in 2003 to 13.4million tonnes  in 2016. Development projects completed in 2016 include a new reefer Terminal, a four (4) berth bulk jetty, a one stop service revenue and data centre, the refurbishment of the transit terminal and the electronic gating system amongst many others. The National Drive to make the Port Community's activities paperless is positive for the development of the maritime economy. Please click the links below for the new GPHA  procedures which will be effective from 1st September.             


Our activities are driven by our corporate policy committed to the integrated management of quality service to our clients, provision of a healthy and safe work environment for our staff and customers, with a concerted focus on our environment. Please click this link to view our IMS policy.

Various products used in our day to day lives have passed through the port. Either wholly or, partially as a raw material. Cargo types handled include Agri Bulk, bagged cargo, containerized cargo, dry bulk, forest products, frozen cargo, general cargo, iron/steel, liquid bulk, machinery/equipment, and vehicles. Professional stevedores and shorehandlers are readily available with the expertise and equipment to handle your precious cargo.


The port is an autonomous public port. However there is immense collaboration with the private sector. Shipping, transport, haulage, port terminal operators and many others work in tandem with the Port Authority to provide stellar service.


We are one of the most secure ports in the sub region. Both sea side and land side surveillance are consistent and top notch.


Our customer services team is standing by to answer any questions that you have on the port and its activities. Just contact any of them via the following link. Customer Services Team


The Quality Management System governing the Management of Port Facilities, Servicing of Vessels, Receiving and Delivery of Cargo to our Clients worldwide was initially ISO 9001:2008 certified. From December 2016 the Port of Tema's Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Systems were certified under the ISO Integrated Management System: QMS 9001: 2015; EMS 14001:2004; and OHSAS 18001:2007  Please click here.


There are daily guided port tours from Tuesdays to Fridays. These include a drive through the port with a lovely view of anchorage where you can see different types of vessels. Just send your request letter or email to The Public Affairs and Marketing Manager, Port of Tema or email ltham@ghanaports.net.


Tema Port is being expanded to meet National Traffic growth, Transit and Transhipment Trade demands. Projects completed in 2016 include: A  Four berth Bulk Jetty, A new Reefer Terminal, A new revenue and data processing centre, A refurbished terminal for Transit cargo and a new net mending wharf at the Tema Fishing Harbour. These have been done in tandem with further expansion in port automation and upgrades of existing Information technology systems such as the Electronic Vessel Booking System, automated security and gate access systems and the new Terminal Operating system.

Future projects include:

  • Dredging of basin and access channel: 16m draft
  • New Break/Dry/Liquid Bulk Terminals-
  • New Container Terminals
  • New Food & Fruit Terminals-
  • New RoRo Terminal
  • New Transit & Transhipment Terminal
  • New Passenger Terminal
  • Jetty Construction is ongoing $122 Million
  • ICD For Refrigerated Containers is Ongoing $15 Million
  • Construction of new roads and dedicated port access routes.

Paperless Roadmap –Import Process Flow

Paperless commencement is on 1st September,2017

Click here to download

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