Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is responsible for the governance, maintenance and operation of the ports of Ghana and it owns Ghana’s two main ports, Takoradi and Tema built in 1928 and 1962 respectively.

GPHA is a Statutory Corporation operating under Provisional National Council Law (PNDCL 160) of 1986. GPHA is a merger of the erstwhile Ghana Ports Authority, Ghana Cargo Handling Company Limited and Takoradi Lighterage Company Limited. It is charged with the responsiblity of planning, building, managing, maintaining and operating the seaports of Ghana.


  • To provide efficient port facilities and ensure quality services to customers.
  • Present a pricing policy that seeks the mutual benefit of the Authority, operators and customers, as GPHA keeps them to keep GPHA in business.
  • To recognize her workforce as the greatest asset and key to success in her pursuit to be the GATEWAY to the West African Sub-region
  • To employ appropriate technologies and contribute towards a clean, healthy and safe marine environment.