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Ghana Maritime Authority

The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) was established under Act 630 of 2002 and charged with the responsibility of monitoring, regulating and coordinating activities in the maritime industry. The GMA is headed by a Director-General with thirteen (13) member Governing Board made up mainly institutional representative from the key maritime agencies.

Ghana Ports & Harbour Authority

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) was established    under Ghana Ports and Harbours  Authority Law,1986  (PNDC Law 160). The Authority is mandated to plan, build, develop, manage, operate and control ports in Ghana.

Ghana Shippers Authority

For over 35 years, the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) which was established in 1974, operated under the corporate name Ghana Shippers’ Council which by virtue of The Laws of Ghana (Revised Edition) Act 562 (1998), was changed to Ghana Shippers’ Authority.

PSC Tema Shipyard

PSC Tema Shipyard Ltd is one of the largest Shipyards and Dry-docks in the African Continent. Tema's resources span the world and as part of Penang Shipbuilding and Construction, is a leader in shipbuilding and repair, marine, oil & gas and civil engineering. Located on 48.45 acres of land, adjacent to the Port of Tema in Ghana, and up to 100.000 dwt, dry-docking capacity, PSC Tema can take on repairs and refurbishments of large seagoing vessels. PSC Tema's facilities enable competencies and services in ship repair, shipbuilding, dry-docking, steel fabrication, general engineering, metalwork repairs and non-destructive testing.

Regional Maritime University

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) Accra, Ghana is an International tertiary   institution  owned by the Republics of Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It  provides Teaching and Learning with a focus on maritime education and training. She attained “University status on 25th October, 2007.


Volta Lake Transport Company

The Volta Lake Transport Company (VLTC), incorporated in 1970, operates river transportation for passengers, bulk haulage of petroleum products and significant quantities of cement and cross-lake ferry services along the Volta Lake. As part of VLTC’s re-evaluation of strategies to attract funding to improve its operations, it plans to overhaul its aged and faulty vessels to improve efficiency and subsequently reduce the turn-around time for its services and operations. It has also considered acquiring or leasing additional barges to increase its capacity and fleet to enable it attract a larger client base.

The VLTC also plans to engage the Government of Ghana in exploring the synergies and commercial benefits of the intended Tema-Akosombo railway line and the Eastern Corridor Multi-Modal Transport Project (ECMMTP). This is to attract new markets and business opportunities that will increase productivity in port and transit services.