Takoradi, Ghana's second largest port

Apart from wood, Takoradi mainly exports cocoa, bauxite and magnesium. The port is also the central pivot for all supplies to Jubilee Field, a huge offshore oil field west of Takoradi. Another part of the cargo entering the port is intended for countries without a coast such as Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

All these goods come and go with bulk carriers and container ships that are getting increasingly bigger. Until recently, the port was only 10.5 metre deep, which goes back to the colonial era. Cargo often had to be transhipped onto smaller vessels to be brought ashore. To enable large sea vessels to moor and handle goods faster, Ghana had wanted to expand its port for a very long time. 

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