- Nick Danso-Abeam adjudged the Personality of the Year
Ghana Link Network Services (Gh-Link), technical managers of trade facilitation tool, the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS), has won two prestigious awards at the just-ended Ghana Shippers Awards held by the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA).
Ghana Link on the night of the awards – Friday, October 1, 2021 – picked the award for the Best Trade Facilitation organisation of the year and Excellence in Innovation & Technology company of the year.
The award comes at a time that many have touted the ICUMS as the best trade facilitation tool that has helped the government to ramp up on revenue mobilisation even at the time that cargo volumes had reduced due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Nick Danso-Abeam, the Executive Chairman of Ghana Link and other companies was adjudged the Personality of the Year on the night.
Receiving the awards on behalf of the company the Director of Operations of Ghana Link Network Services Raymond Amaglo said, the recognition is one that is welcomed by the company and challenges Ghana Link to do more in introducing new models that will enhance trade facilitation in Ghana and help better its rankings in the ease of doing business going forward.
He added that the company was determined to making Ghana a model for Africa when it comes to customs management tools while ensuring that they were ready to export the system and Ghanaian expertise to other parts of the continent.
Speaking at the ceremony aimed at recognizing achievements from local and international companies operating in the shipping and logistics industry, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Shippers Authority, Ms. Benonita Bismarck touted the efficiency of Ghana Link’s ICUMS software as having sanitized the goods clearance process at the ports and promoted the ease of doing business at the nation’s harbours.
According to her, the awards which cut across road transportation, ocean carriers, air transportation, freight forwarding, shipping agents, express services, courier agencies, government agencies, insurance and financial institutions were aiming to recognise distinction in the field, and also to promote the interests of the industry – nationally and internationally.
The Ghana Shippers Awards provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry while recognising the key functions within the shipping industry that promote growth and sustainability.
This year’s awards scheme was themed “The Digital Maritime and Shipping Industry: Impact on our Economy.”