GPHA Profile
The vision of GPHA is “To be the Leading Trade and Logistics Hub of West Africa”.

The Mission of GPHA is “To provide efficient Port facilities and ensure quality services to Port Users”.



Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) is a Statutory Corporation established under Ghana’s Provisional National Defence Council Law (PNDCL 160) of 1986 to build, plan, develop, manage, maintain, operate and control ports in Ghana.
The statutory functions of the GPHA may be summarised as follows:
  • Ownership, administration and regulation of the port estates
  • Planning the use of port lands  
  • Planning, development and maintenance of port infrastructure and superstructure
  • Granting of concessions and licences to private port operators
  •  Licensing of small craft to operate in the ports
  •  Operation and management of port facilities  
  • Provision of marine (vessel handling) services – viz. pilotage, towage, mooring and unmooring, salvage
  •  Provision of cargo handling services – viz. stevedoring, receipt, storage and delivery of consignments, 
  • Supply of fresh water and electric power to vessels, tenants, etc.
  • Regulation of port operations and the use of the ports.
  • Environmental management, port security, property protection and emergency preparedness and response. 
  • Setting and administration of port tariffs.

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