Ghana to expand Tema harbour terminal

Ghana to expand Tema harbour terminal
Published: 30 September 2014


Ghana’s government is expected to soon embark on a terminal expansion project at Tema harbour to enable the bulk intake of clinker for cement producers.

The US$122m project is scheduled for completion in 4Q15 and should provide Ghacem with the necessary space to accept delivery of raw materials. Amandi Construction is expected to carry out the project, which will cover an area of 400x50m, sufficient to create the room for cargo ships delivering clinker to berth at the port and providing an easy means of discharge.

Currently, Tema harbour has a limited space for receiving clinker, a situation the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA), Richard Anamoo, describes as a major contributor to the shortage of the product in the market. “The situation has been so because raw materials used in the production of cement are mostly harmful to other imported items and so require absolute isolation and time to clear”, he explained.

He noted that the expansion works will further allow other major cement companies such as Dangote to import enough cement into the country.