Tema Port – Ghana
The Tema Port is one of the two biggest deep seaports in Ghana, West Africa. Tema is a city strategically located on the Bight of Benin and Atlantic coast of Ghana. Officially opened in 1962, the port handles almost 80% of Ghana’s import and export cargo and has a container yard capable of holding over 8,000 TEUs at any given time and six sheds with a total storage capacity of 50,000 tonnes of cargo.
The port manages over 70 percent of maritime freight activities in Ghana and according to African Business Magazine; cargo traffic grew by 56 percent to 822,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU’s) between 2009 and 2012 making it one of the busiest in Africa. But this achievement came without a parallel growth in vessel facilities during the period and this needs to be sorted to expand activities in the port.