About us

Our Background

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has been at the frontline of Ghana’s maritime industry since its establishment in 1974 by NRCD 254. It has over the years collaborated with private and public organizations in the maritime industry to pursue its primary objective of protecting and promoting the interests of shippers in Ghana, in relation to port, ship and inland transport problems in order to ensure safe, reliable and cost effective cargo handling.

Since its establishment, the GSA operated under the corporate name – Ghana Shippers’ Council, however in harmony with the Laws of Ghana (Revised Edition), 1998 (Act 562) the name was changed to Ghana Shippers’ Authority. The change in name portends the transformation the Council has gone through over the years and brings it in tune not only with the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana but also in accord with the dynamics of modern shipping practice as far as the demand side of shipping is concerned.

The GSA operates under the ministerial responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and has a three-tier organizational structure, namely the Governing Board, the Import/Export Shipper Committees and the Secretariat.

Our Vision
To ensure a competitive, transparent, and predictable commercial shipping industry in Ghana that creates value for the Shipper across all modes of transport.
Our Mission
  • Effectively and efficiently regulate the commercial shipping industry in Ghana.
  • Ensure that all business practices in the commercial shipping industry in Ghana are fair, competitive, and transparent.
  • Develop clear solutions and regulations for shippers on issues like demurrage, port/border crossing delays, freight rates, local charges, service standards, etc.
  • Create unique service experience for shippers in their import/export businesses.
  • Facilitating the provision of up-to-date infrastructure to meet the current development and technological changes in the shipping industry.

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