The Greater Accra Regional Shipper Committee has marked its 20 years anniversary with a commitment to deepening its relationship with the various stakeholders in the maritime transport sector to protect the interest of shippers.
The commemoration which was observed March 28, 2018 at the Ghana Shippers’ House in Accra also marked the 100th meeting of the association since its inauguration in 1998.
The vice president of the Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana(SOAAG), Mr Adam Imoro Ayarna, one of the resource persons at the event, advised shippers to dialogue with shipping lines to negotiate on the number of free days given them in order to avoid or minimise demurrage and other expenses incurred in the clearance of cargoes.
The General Manager of Port Operations at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Mr Niikoi Amasa and the Chief Revenue Officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA), Mr Fechin Akoto, also took their turns to speak to the Committee members on how the two state agencies are putting necessary measures in place to ensure efficiency at the ports.
The Greater Accra Regional Shipper Committee is one of the ten regional Shipper Committees established by the GSA across the country to bring together shippers, shipping service providers, state agencies involved in trade facilitation and other stakeholders in the maritime industry to discuss pertinent issues affecting the industry and find solutions to them.