GSA SENSITISES ABOSSEY OKAI SPARE PARTS DEALERS ON PAPERLESS OPERATIONS AT PORTS

GSA SENSITISES ABOSSEY OKAI SPARE PARTS DEALERS ON PAPERLESS OPERATIONS AT PORTS

As part of a programme of activities to sensitize importers and exporters across the country on the implementation of the paperless operations at the Port, the GSA organized an open forum for spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai in Accra on 30th August 2017. Speaking at the forum, Mrs. Naa Densua Aryeetey. Head of Shipper Services and Trade Facilitation said the economy of the country largely depends on the shippers and it is important the shipper work closely with the stakeholders. She said the paperless system will ensure transparency, save time and reduce cost of doing business at the port for the benefit of the shipper. She therefore encouraged to do their part in the implementation process for business to grow. A Deputy Commissioner at GRA Customs Division, Mr. Yamutse noted that vehicles and their spare parts imported into the country constitute about 10 to 17 percent of the total revenue generated annually by GRA and therefore commended the spare part dealers...
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A TALK SHOW ON ‘SEAPORT CLEARANCE & THE SINGLE WINDOW

A TALK SHOW ON ‘SEAPORT CLEARANCE & THE SINGLE WINDOW

As part of its mandate of providing a platform for consultation between shippers and the various government agencies who provide services in the clearance of goods, the Ghana Shippers Authority held a talk show on 17th August 2017 to sensitize shippers on the introduction of the paperless transactions at the ports of Ghana. The Chief Executive Officer Ms, Benonita Bismarck in her address mentioned that shippers are confronted with a myriad of problems in clearing their cargoes from the port. Problems such as upliftment of Transactional Values on the CCVR, delays in responding to appeals by shippers, high level of downtimes with Tradenet System, difficulty in locating containers, uncoordinated examination of goods, leading to delays, among others. All these contribute to high dwell time in Ghana that translate into high demurrage and rent charges. She said Ghana’s ports going Paperless is in a bid to strengthen port operational efficiency and create the environment for trade to be facilitated without unnecessary...
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REGIONAL MINISTER ENDORSES AKATAKYIWA FREIGHT PARK PROJECT

REGIONAL MINISTER ENDORSES AKATAKYIWA FREIGHT PARK PROJECT

The Central Regional Minister, Honourable Kwamena Duncan, has pledged the support of the Regional Coordinating Council for the establishment of a Freight Park at Akatakyiwa near Cape Coast. The project, which is being facilitated by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), is intended to provide Truck parks, Hostel facilities for drivers, Mechanical workshops and repair yards. (more…)...
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IMPLEMENTATION OF PAPERLESS SYSTEM IN GHANA’S PORTS BEGINS ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017

IMPLEMENTATION OF PAPERLESS SYSTEM IN GHANA’S PORTS BEGINS ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017

The Vice-President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on 2nd August 2017 at the Flag Staff House emphasized on the removal of customs barriers in the country and ensure mandatory joint inspections and a paperless port system by 1st September 2017. The Vice-President was providing an update on the efforts being made by the government to ensure and enhance greater transparency at the country’s ports of entry. (more…)...
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TRANSIT SHIPPER COMMITTEE SEEKS SUPPORT OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE IN THE REMOVAL BOTTLENECKS ON THE TRANSIT CORRIDOR

TRANSIT SHIPPER COMMITTEE SEEKS SUPPORT OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE IN THE REMOVAL BOTTLENECKS ON THE TRANSIT CORRIDOR

A delegation from the Transit Shipper Committee led by the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Ms Sylvia Asana Dauda-Owu  paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, at the Ghana Police Headquarters on 19th July, 2017 Accra. The purpose of the visit was to request the support of the IGP in reducing the bottlenecks along the stretch of Ghana's transit corridors and particularly the numerous checkpoints, alleged harassments, extortion etc., on the corridor and to assist in sensitizing the Police officers who operate along these corridors.  Ms Dauda-Owu, informed the meeting that Ghana is a signatory to the Trade Facilitation Agreement and ECOWAS Protocols which promotes trade among Member State. She also mentioned that the Ghana Shippers’ Authority had made some significant achievement in transit trade facilitation through the signing of MOUs with Ghana’s landlocked neighbours such as Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso with numerous benefits including employment generation, revenue for the Government etc. The...
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MAIDEN EDITION OF GHANA SHIPPERS AWARDS MARKED

MAIDEN EDITION OF GHANA SHIPPERS AWARDS MARKED

The maiden edition of the Ghana Shippers Awards was held at the Movempic Ambassador Hotel on June 30, 2017. It was a great assembly of stakeholders of the shipping industry including Shippers (Importers and Exporters), Shipping Lines and Agents, Air Cargo Carriers, Freight Forwarders, Insurance Companies, Hauliers, Terminal Operators and other service providers. (more…)...
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UASC SECRETARY GENERAL ON A THREE-DAY WORKING VISIT TO GHANA

UASC SECRETARY GENERAL ON A THREE-DAY WORKING VISIT TO GHANA

The Secretary General of the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) Mr. Abdourahmane Saley paid a 3-day working visit to the Ghana Shippers’ Authority from July 5 – 8, 2017. The main purpose of the visit was to congratulate Ms Benonita B. Bismarck, on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority and by extension Chairperson of the Union. (more…)...
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