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Takoradi is mostly for exportation--of agricultural products such as cocoa and wood. Often, you'll see ships with enormous logs stashed between the containers. Export of logs (a.k.a tropical roundwood timber) is very important, most of it going to China, which is rapidly become the world's wealthiest country.
Takoradi also imports wheat, oil, cement, alumina, and phosphate.
A ship docked at the quai. Takoradi can handle three ships at a time. Ghana, 2006.
Looking out from the African Bean Hotel, which is located near Takoradi. Ghana, 2006.
160-lb bags of cocoa being moved into containers. Men run with the bags on their shoulders. Takoradi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson
Ship carrying vehicles inside and agricultural products in containers on top. Takoradi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Ship docked in Takoradi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Eating an eel at the African Beach Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Inspecting the eel at the African Beach Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Cocoa Storing Warehouses. Takoradi, Ghana, 2007.
Positioning a container near the cocoa-storing warehouse. Takoradi, Ghana, 2007.
Offloading wheat. Takoradi, Ghana, 2007.