The Maritime Strategic Sector Cooperation with Ghana

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The sector cooperation focuses on safe and efficient shipping.

Ghana has experienced economic, social and democratic progress over the past many years and appears on these parameters as a pioneering country on the West African coast. This progress has also had a positive impact on maritime activity, with Ghana attracting more and more merchant vessels calling at the country's largest ports, Tema Harbor and Takoradi Harbor.

In order to support Ghana's continued positive development as a maritime forerunner in West Africa, the cooperation focuses, among other things, on the enforcement of international maritime regulations. Moreover, the government cooperation supports Ghana's work to improve the safety and efficiency of shipping in Ghanaian waters.

The Danish Maritime Authority has in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport of Ghana, the Ghana Maritime Authority and the National Port Authority of Ghana, identified areas of cooperation that can help promote the maritime sector in the country.

These are:

  • Enforcement of international maritime regulation in accordance with United Nations Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations
  • Focused training on enhancing skills of the personnel of the Ghana Port, Ghana Ports and Harbor Authority (GPHA)
  • Incorporating the latest technologies within E-Navigation, focusing on providing accurate and fast maritime navigational warnings to seafarers and local Ghanaian authorities.

The collaboration between Denmark and Ghana has led to the port of Tema investing in additional training of pilots, and in addition increased the demand for Danish technologies that can contribute to more efficient and safe maneuvering of vessels in Ghanaian waters.

The strategic sector cooperation is currently in phase 2 and will tentatively run until the end of 2021.



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