Michael Luguje

Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority/Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

Director - General/ Chairman

MR. MICHAEL A. LUGUJE holds a Master of Science degree in Maritime Affairs (Port Management) from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden, and an EMBA in Project and Strategic Management (PGSM, France). He is a Ghanaian Port Management Specialist, with extensive international experience in the ports and maritime transport sector.

Mr. Luguje was appointed Director-General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in July 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served in various other international local positions including Secretary-General - Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA); Executive Secretary - Pan African Association of Port Cooperation (PAPC); Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa, International Maritime Organization (IMO). At GPHA where he started his career in 1999, he served as Human Resource Officer, Senior Public Relations/Marketing Officer, Principal Planning Officer, and Planning Manager/Special Assistant to the Director-General. In his field of expertise, he has consulted for a number of local and international organizations. 

Sessions With Michael Luguje

Thursday, 24 June

  • 10:10am - 10:55am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 08:10 am - 24/jun/2021 08:55 am


    Keynote: The Century of Africa


    This is the Century of Africa. With 1.3 billion people and its rich natural resources, Africa has unlimited growth opportunities. Yet sea-to-land supply chain connectivity, both physically and digitally, still remains problematic in many parts of the continent. What role should Africa’s revitalised ports sector play to help unleash the continent’s true potential? Can the sector help convert Africa from a natural resource exporter and low-value import trader into a new global power?

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 09:00 am - 24/jun/2021 09:45 am


    IAPH Regional: Africa. The Impact of Increasing Vessel Sizes on African Ports


    The industry has experienced a transformation as increasing vessel sizes on the main East-West trades between Asia-Europe and on the Transpacific, leading to large and ultra-large container ships cascading down to African trade routes. What impact has this had on African ports and how have they adapted to this new reality? What does this mean for "hub and spoke" port calls and deep water port development?