Money Moves December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

Top six busiest ports in Africa

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

Adedeji Ademola December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Port of Tema, Ghana — Photo: News Ghana

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.

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