About Us


“To be the Leading Trade and Logistics Hub of West Africa”


“To provide efficient Port facilities and deliver quality services to Our Customers”
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 all ports in Ghana.
The Authority manages and operates the sea ports of Ghana and various business units in collaboration with a number of private service providers in the areas of vessel handling, stevedoring, transfer, storage, receipt and delivery of containerized and general cargo. Others are safety, security and conservancy services.

Our Business Units currently comprise:  Port of Tema, Port of Takoradi, Port of Keta (yet to be operational), Tema and Takoradi Fishing Harbours, Tema Shipyard and Drydock, Transit Sahelian Liaison Office in Burkina Faso, GPHA Clinic, Tema International Maritime Hospital (IMaH) Tema, GPHA Hospital, Takoradi

Our major customers include: Ship Owners and their Agents, Freight Forwarders, Cargo Handling Companies, Importers and Exporters, Haulage Companies, Ship Chandlers, Off-dock Terminal Operators, Warehouse Companies, Dock Labour Pool Operators, etc.

GPHA has a vision to reduce the cost of trade, provide and maintain efficient modern Port facilities, aid in regional development and also provide and maintain safe and secure sea ports for the nation and sub region.

Our ports are highly competitive and we operate paperless clearance procedures, efficient cargo delivery systems as well as a friendly tariff regime.

Some major hallmarks of the Authority’s successes have been the improvement in service provision, automation, information transparency, application of international standards, and high ethical business practices that continue to drive the total quality service delivery to our valued customers.

The developments above coupled with our skilled, experienced and well trained staff have placed GPHA as one of the best few and high yielding ports in the sub-region. We believe that cohesive collaboration and commitment to trade facilitation will move the ports and maritime industry forward.