Shipping Operations

For the past 95 years, GMC has exported its manganese ore globally through its dedicated Port terminal at Takoradi.

The processed ore arrives at the Takoradi Port by rail and road transport. At the dedicated Manganese terminal inside the Takoradi Port, the material is either stockpiled according to size and grade or loaded directly into vessels for export.


Transshipment Operations

In 2014, the company entered into a transshipment operations agreement under the auspices of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).

Today, the transshipping project utilizes a self-discharging shuttle vessel for the export of Manganese ore, namely the M/V WHYALLA.

As from 1st July 2022 there will be 2 self-discharging shuttle vessels, with the M/V IMPALLA joining the fleet.

Large volumes of manganese ore can be handled within the shortest possible time to allow for export to global destinations, whereby the company can load to a maximum of 203,000 tonnes on the New Castle Max type vessels.

The transshipment berting station is kept at deep water offshore Takoradi Port (approximately 3.5 nautical miles) safe from all port navigation approaches.