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Ghana expects increased cargo volumes in 2020

Ghana’s ports will anchor increases in cargo volumes in 2020 following the positioning of Tema and Takoradi Ports as transhipment and oil and gas hubs respectively.

Mr Michael Luguje, Director General, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), making the projections, said the Authority had made major investments to enable Ghana’s ports to serve as an incentive for the facilitation of intra-African trade, following the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Mr Luguje indicated that “We have positioned our ports for global trade, and while we do that we also are looking forward to more intra-African trade going maritime,” he disclosed.

He revealed that the Port of Tema, for instance, had been positioned as the best in terms of infrastructure in the West and Central African sub-region.

“If you look at port infrastructure in the perspective of container capacity, Ghana is leading today in West and Central Africa,” he said.

He projected that with the operationalization of the Meridian Ports Services (MPS) terminal three within the Tema Port and the Takoradi Port’s expansion to do more in the oil and gas services, Ghana would attract more maritime businesses in the year 2020.

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