The Volume of goods passing through the country’s two seaports increased by 14. 3
per cent to 11.8 million tonnes in the first half of 2018 .
This is as a result of the relative improvements in some major macroeconomic indicators of the country.
The rise in cargo throughput from 10.3 million tonnes in the first half of 2017 to 11.8 million as recorded in the same half of 2018 is the third consecutive rise after the 2016 general election.
Data from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) shows that the development was influenced by
Total import and export trade volume in the first half of 2018 increased by 14.4
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority,
Ghana’s maritime trade outlook for 2018 is positive. After an impressive performance in 2017, the first half of 2018 has witnessed another increase in maritime trade performance.
In line with expected growth world economic output, and in the wake of the first half performance, Ghana’s cargo throughput for 2018 is bound to post a good growth of not less than 10
Cargo throughput for the seaports of Ghana (Tema and Takoradi) for the first half of 2018 was 11.75 million. Cargo throughput for the Tema Port was 8.1 million tonnes representing 69
Transit/transshipment imports amounted to 522,012 tonnes, while transit/transshipment exports recorded 49,042 tonnes.
Total imports for the review period was 7.16 million tonnes. This comprised 2.93 million tonnes of liner cargo, 863,751 tonnes of
Imports for the period under review increased by 5.9
The total export trade volume for the first half of 2018 was 4.03 million tonnes. This represents