GPHA-Amaris Terminal deal stokes controversy

The Centre for Transport Security Dialogue (CETSED), a transport sector advocacy institute, has kicked against a Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) directive that mandates Amaris Terminal Limited as the sole authorised service provider for the scanning and pre-examination of export ... — Read More

Fight against piracy requires strong collaborations – Paramount Group

The fight against pirates, illegal fishing, and terrorism on the African continent requires stronger collaborations between governmentsand the private sector to tackle, Paramount Group, Africa’s largest defence and aerospace company has said.Eric Ichikowitz, Vice President of Paramount Group, made this call ... — Read More

Rail project to reduce cost of doing business-Prof. Bokpin

Head of the Finance Department of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Prof. Godfred Alufar Bokpin, says the proposed construction of a railway line from Accra to Paga will, among others, reduce the cost of doing business in the country.“Networking ... — Read More

Gov’t pledges to complete Western railway lines

Government has pledged to complete the Sekondi to Takoradi via Kojokrom and Kojokrom to Tarkwa through Nsuta sections of the Western railway line to facilitate the haulage of manganese, bauxite, cocoa and other bulk commodities.The wertern railway corridor, when completed, will ... — Read More

Improved rail network will open up economy—GSA

Deputy CEO of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Sylvia Asana Owu, has lauded government’s quest to revamp the rail transport sector, saying would make the country’s ports more attractive neighbouring land locked countries, and ultimately open up the economy.“An efficient rail ... — Read More

Cargo throughput hits 14.23m metric tonnes

The country’s two seaports Tema and Takoradi ports handled a total of 14.23 metric tonnes of containerised cargo as at the third quarter of 2016; data from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has shown.This indicates a 10.3 percent growth over the ... — Read More

Transit trade figures pick up

Confidence in Ghana’s economy by its landlocked neighbours of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, coupled with improved security along trade corridors, has steadily pushed up transit trade figures over the last few years.Figures from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) indicate that ... — Read More

Takoradi Port activities still growing

The Takoradi Port last year recorded an annual total vessel calls of 1,601 compared to 1,525 calls in 2015. Showing a positive variance of 76units representing an increase of 5%.The increase recorded, is as a result of an increase in offshore ... — Read More

Gov’t seeks investors for marine drive project

Government is seeking private capital in the implementation of the Marine Drive Investment Project that was approved by Cabinet under the John Mahama-led administration.Mrs. Catherine Abelema Afeku, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture designate told the Appointments Committee of Parliament that ... — Read More

WISTA to court women into maritime professions

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, WISTA Ghana, an association for professional women in management positions in the maritime transport and related trades, says it will embark on a campaign to get more women into the maritime industry.The newly-elected president of ... — Read More

Freighters upbeat about rail ministry

President of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah, has lauded the establishment of the Railway Development Ministry, as it will save cost to shippers, improve transit trade and position the critical sea trade sector for good times ahead.“For ... — Read More

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