The new export Amaris Container Terminal started operations in the port of Tema, Ghana. The terminal value is 5 million USD, financed by joint venture between Jospong Group, which owns 80% of shares and the Administration of the Ghana Ports (20%). The capacity of the terminal one-time storage of 4,000 TEU of, and the terminal has a capacity for repair, maintenance, stuffing and weighing containers. Port Tema handles about 70% of the total foreign trade of Ghana traffic and provides access to the sea landlocked countries of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Until opening the new container terminal, into the port worked only one container terminal – the MPS Terminal, which is 35% owned by Bollore Group and APM Terminals and 30% by Administration of the Ghana Ports. The capacity of MPS Terminal is about 800,000 TEU. Last year, the partners signed an agreement to build a new deepwater terminal and logistics center of 3.5 million TEU of capacity, investment in which is estimated at 1.5 billion USD.
The Tema Harbour is located in the southeastern part of Ghana, along the Gulf of Guinea. The harbour lies along the Gulf of Guinea and is 18 miles from Accra, the capital of Ghana. The harbour has a water-enclosed area of 1.7 million square metres and covers a total land area of 3.9 million sq m. The harbour has 5 kilometres of breakwaters, 12 deepwater berths, one oil-tanker berth, one dockyard, warehouses, and transit sheds. In the east of the lee breakwater is a fishing harbour with cold-storage and marketing facilities that handles fishing processing.