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The Port of Takoradi: Facilitating trade, creating business opportunities.

 

WHO WE ARE:

Our Vision

To be a world-class Port, the dominant oil & gas services hub of West Africa

Our Mission

Our business is to provide efficient services to our customers in an environmentally sustainable way to stimulate groiwth in the economy and sub-region.

Our Values

  • Commitment to Employees - We recognize our employees as our greatest asset and key to our success; providing them a challenging and rewarding employment in a safe, healthy and congenial work environment.                                                                                                                                                      
  • Customer Focus- Our commitment to customers is unwavering. We always strive to deliver best value service that delight our customers.                                            
  • Teamwork - Within our corporate family, we establish bonds of respect and mutual support, building strategic partnerships with our concessionaires and licensees; and utilizing our collective skills, knowledge and experiences to achieve our strategic goals.                                                                                           
  • Technology - We employ cutting-edge technology and innovation to improve performance; conducting our business in a manner that protects the environment and values the economic and social well-being of the community.                                                                                                                              
  • Integrity - We uphold ethical conduct, transparency and accountability in all our business dealings. We act at all times with honesty, integrity and in a manner that promotes public trust and confidence.

 

Port of Takoradi, Ghana’s premiere commercial Port was commissioned for business in 1928 to facilitate Ghana’s international trade. The Port is strategically located on latitude 4°532’north, 1°345’west and is 225km west of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The strategic location of the Port makes it a very cost effective route to and from Europe, America and Asia. It is positioned to service the northern hinterland of Ghana and the international trade of the three Sahelian landlocked economies of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.  In 2021, the Port handled 25% of Ghana’s seaborne traffic, 61% of Ghana’s seaborne exports and 18% of Ghana’s seaborne imports. Major commodities handled through the Port are manganese, bauxite, clinker, wheat, bulk and bagged cocoa, quicklime, contanerised cargo, equipment for the mining and oil/gas industry. 

Traffic through the Port is facilitated by leading shipping lines like Maersk, MSC, Grimaldi, Delmas, and CMA CGM  which have extended the trading influence of our clients globally. The Port’s wide range of equipment stock, with the support of the private sector offers a range of services to facilitate the efficient and cost-effective delivery to clients.

The Port of Takoradi, since the discovery of oil in commercial quantities offshore in Ghana in 2007, about 70 nautical miles from the its location, has contributed significantly to Ghana’s economy  and continues to be the main strategic logistics support base for the offshore exploration and production of oil/gas in Ghana and beyond. Indeed, vessel calls have increased from a little under 600 per annum (pre oil discovery in 2007) to over 1000 calls per annum since 2010 upto 2020, before dropping to 918 vessel calls in 2021 largely because of slowdown in operations in the offhore oil fileds due the to the knock-on effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economic activity and oil prices. Offshore supply vessels calls as a percentage of total vessel calls of the Port, increased from 11% in 2007 to an annual avearge of 60% from 2011 through to 2019, before declining to 49% and 48% in 2020 and 2021 respectively.