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.


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.  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 relevant expertise and equipment to handle your precious cargo.


We are one of the most secure ports in the sub region operating at MARSEC LEVEL 1. 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

Email: sowusu-acheampong@ghanaports.gov.gh


Tel:+233 303 202574 or +233 303 202758

      +233 573232384 or +233576096178


There are 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 sowusu-aceampong@ghanaports.gov.gh


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 17.4 million tonnes in 2016. Development projects completed in the past years  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 activities paperless is positive for the development of the maritime economy.


The Port is an autonomous public port. However there is immense collaboration with the private sector. Shipping, Transport, Haulage, Port Terminal Operators, Freight Forwarders and many others work in tandem with the Port Authority to provide stellar service.


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