The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has engaged the Committee of Freight Forwarders’ Association (CoFFA) on trade issues in the shipping and logistics industry at an informal meeting in Tema.
The meeting which came off on 21st October, 2019 discussed challenges shippers face with the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), failure of some shipping service providers to work on weekends even though the port operates 24/7, double charges for some shipping services among others and the way forward to addressing them.
The President of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Mr Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah said CoFFA was formed to bring all freight forwarder associations under one umbrella to represent the interests of their business.
Head of Freight and Logistics, Mr. Fred Asiedu-Dartey(middle) stressing on the GSA’s commitment to deepening its relationship with freight forwarders
On his part, Mr. Yaw Kyei, President of the Association of Customs House Agents, Ghana thanked the GSA for showing interest in CoFFA’s objectives and was hopeful the umbrella body would soon be formalised to serve the interests of freight forwarders and the shipping industry.
The Head of Freight and Logistics, Mr. Fred Asiedu-Dartey on behalf of the GSA, congratulated CoFFA for taking the initiative to come together as a body to unify their front.
He reiterated the GSA’s commitment to deepening its relationship with freight forwarders, as key stakeholders in the industry and added that it will continue to collaborate on diverse issues for the advancement of the shipping and logistics industry, particularly in the interest of shippers in Ghana.