Find Freight, Shipping and Logistics expertise in Ghana

Freight and carriage of goods and cargo takes place to, from and within Ghana via air and land, including rail and water. Road transport is the predominant mode of transport in Ghana, accounting for 94% of freight traffic movements. The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is responsible for the governance, maintenance and operation of the ports of Ghana. The two main ports of Tema and Takoradi have seen a growth in trade as Ghana has attempted to become the primary base for international trade and investment in the region. The Port of Tema has 12 berths on two quays and 70% of cargo is handled by private stevedoring companies. The Port of Takoradi has six berths and there are nine freight forwarders operating in Ghana (2012).

Freight service on a 953 km rail network in Ghana is managed by the Ghana Rail Company, however only 2% of freight transportation was handled by railways in 2011. Rivers provide 168 km of perennial navigation; Lake Volta provides 1,125 km of arterial and feeder waterway. The Volta Lake Transport Company Limited is the primary transport service provider on the major inland water body of Lake Volta. Based on trade statistics most goods to Ghana come from the EU, China, Nigeria, the United States and Ivory Coast and most goods are shipped to the EU, the United States, Ukraine, Turkey and India (2010).

There are more than 50 air freight and logistics companies, with major global logistics firms, such as DHL, UPS and FedEx all present in Ghana. FedEx operates through a local company called Integrated Air Services and UPS works through Antrak Express Ltd. The professional body of freight forwarders is the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders. Freight forwarders should register with the Customs Excise and Prevention Service.

Ghana is ranked 117th in the International Logistics Performance Index with a score of 2.47. This is 0.05 above the average Sub-Saharan African score of 2.4. Ghana is ranked 19th among Sub-Saharan African countries. Each country is scored from one to five, with one being the worst performance in terms of logistics, infrastructure and customs, amongst other categories.

The Ministry of Transport oversees the sector and was established in January 2009 by combining the Ministries of Aviation, Harbours and Railways, and the Road Transport Services.

Freight, Shipping and Logistics organisations in Ghana
Adjabu Brothers Co. Ltd
Adjoelaz Minns
Adorable Shipping Solutions
Aerogem Cargo Ltd
AgroHerb Inc. Gh Ltd
AGS Worldwide Movers Ltd
Allfreight International Services Ltd
Alloymund Ghana Ltd
Antrak Air Cargo
Arkna Co. Ltd
Arnold Investment Ltd
Baat Co. Ltd
Blue Ark Freight Services Ltd
Brainstorm Enterprises
Cadaps Logistics
Calisa Clearing & Forwarding (Ghana) Ltd
Cole's Afrique
Consolidated Shipping Agencies Ltd
De Livingstone Ventures Co. Ltd
Dest Logistics Ltd
DS Global Logistics Ltd
Elbaroda Services Ltd
Ernie-Na Freight Services Ghana Ltd
Everex Cargo
Fastlyhn Agencies Ltd
Food Export International
Ghana Export Promotion Council
Ghana Maritime Authority
Ghana Nuts Ltd
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
Globalink Shipping & Logistics Ltd
Goodrich International Shipping Ltd
Hendrick Shipping Co. Ltd
Horn-Sal Ltd
Identify Freights Ltd
Imago Logistics Ghana Ltd
Imex Port Services
Inter Global Freight Ltd
J. Kata Co. Ltd
Jenik Cargo Handling Co. Ltd
JL Focus Aviation Services Ltd
Joemar Shipping & Investment Co. Ltd
Judah Shipping Co. Ltd
KM Investment Co. Ltd
Liftvan Logistics & Shipping Services
Linque Investments Co. Ltd
Litmus Ltd
Majona Co. Ltd
Mojoson Agencies Ltd
Muwal Freight Services Ltd
Nads Logistics & Services Ltd
Nellcrys Ventures
New-Light Freight Services
Ninth Judah International
Ravaki Ltd
Reinfreight Ghana Ltd
Rolander Co. Ltd
Roocab Logistics Ltd
S & A Freight Handlers Limited
S & A Freight Handlers Ltd
Salphoda Ventures Ltd
Sealane Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd
Seaworth Shipping Ltd
Sef-Arch Co. Ltd
SES Shipping
Sondy Imports and Exports Company Ltd
Transafrica Logistics Ghana Ltd
Transglobal Shipping Ltd
Ultimate Services Ltd
Uship Logistics GH Ltd
UT Logistics
Wadoye CK Cargo Ltd
Willand Covenant Co. Ltd