Saco Shipping to contribute towards reduction in freight charges

Managing Director of Saco shipping Ghana, Albert Kabenlah (right) addressing audience during opening ceremony

The Managing Director of Saco shipping Ghana, Albert Kabenlah has lamented what he describes as potentially avoidable challenges entrepreneurs operating medium and small enterprises go through in their quest to import goods into the country.

According to him, some of these challenges are due to lack of knowledge of the freight market and other alternative opportunities.

Speaking at the opening of the Saco shipping office in Ghana, he said very often small volume cargoes of shippers are loaded as full container loads, hence, the importer ends paying huge freight charges which is avoidable.

He said with Saco Shipping, a top global Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier services provider finally opening in Ghana, Shippers will enjoy some relief.

“Our company is finally opening in Ghana to give comfort to the Ghanaian importer through the forwarders working directly with them. This day marks the beginning of the empowerment of small forwarders, a new kind of solution for those struggling to satisfy the needs of their clients on freight matters,” Mr. Kabenlah stated.

The General Manager of Saco Shipping Africa, Katherina Endrukat said they will leverage on Information Technology to serve their customers.

She added that the company is keen on establishing a strong trusting relationship with customers, something that has been a hallmark of the company overseas.

Some stakeholders in the shipping industry present such as the Ghana Shippers Authority, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders were keen on supporting the new company achieve shared goals for trade facilitation.

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