Members of GARSC Embark on Tour of Tema Port

Members of GARSC Embark on Tour of Tema Port

Members of the Greater Accra Regional Shipper Committee (GARSC) comprising of importers and exporters and representatives of relevant Ministries, Departments and Government Agencies whose functions have a bearing on shipping and international trade, at their 99th GARSC meeting embarked on an educational tour of the Tema port. The tour of the port afforded shippers and members of the GARSC to be enlightened on the operational practicalities accustomed with receiving vessels and the various types of cargoes handled at the port. In addition, the roles of the various stakeholders and how such roles affect the free flow of goods through the clearance and supply chain were highlighted. Members witnessed the discharge of cargoes from a fishing vessel, ro-ro (car carrier), dry bulk (cement), and the towing of a vessel into port to berth. About fifty (50) members of the Committee embarked on the trip. ...
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8th African Shippers Day held in Accra

8th African Shippers Day held in Accra

The Union of African Shippers Councils’ (UASC) 8th African Shippers’ Day celebration has been held at the M.T. Addico conference hall of the Ghana Shippers House in Accra. The event which came off on 22nd – 24th November, 2017 was hosted by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority under the auspices of the Transport Ministry. It was on the theme "Trade facilitation and its impact on Africa's Industrialization." (more…)...
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LOAD RESTRICTION ON THE BUIPE AND YAPEI BRIDGES ON THE KINTAMPO – TAMALE ROAD (N10 HIGHWAY)

LOAD RESTRICTION ON THE BUIPE AND YAPEI BRIDGES ON THE KINTAMPO – TAMALE ROAD (N10 HIGHWAY)

  NOTICE TO SHIPPERS LOAD RESTRICTION ON THE BUIPE AND YAPEI BRIDGES ON THE KINTAMPO – TAMALE ROAD (N10 HIGHWAY) The Ghana Shippers’ Authority wishes to bring to the attention of all shippers and hauliers in the northern sector of Ghana as well as those from our landlocked neighbours of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger that, with immediate effect, vehicles weighing more than twenty (20) tonnes would not be allowed to use the Buipe and Yapei Bridges on the Kintampo – Tamale road. The Ghana Highway Authority has indicated that the load restriction on the aforementioned deteriorated bridges, is a preventive measure to avert any disaster on the bridges before rehabilitation works are carried out. The two bridges are scheduled to be fully closed for rehabilitation at a date yet to be communicated. In the meantime, the Ghana Highway Authority has made provision for alternative routes for vehicles weighing more than 20 tonnes, but within the permissible axle limits, as follows: Western Corridor: Accra – Kumasi...
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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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2017 NEGOTIATED CHARGES FOR AIR CARGO HANDLERS

2017 NEGOTIATED CHARGES FOR AIR CARGO HANDLERS

In accordance with the Ghana Shippers' Authority Regulations, 2012 (L.I. 2190), which mandates the Authority to negotiate charges with Service Providers on behalf of shippers,the Authority has successfully engaged air cargo handling companies and have agreed on the following charges: Please download the negotiated charges from the link below. Download Here...
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