The Ghana Shippers Awards, a few months after its launch has received tremendous participation of key stakeholders, companies and respected individuals within the shipping industry.
The awards ceremony is scheduled to come off on 30th June, 2017 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra.
Notable and most recent to this endorsement is the partnership with the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Transport mandated by the laws of Ghana to effectively and efficiently manage Ghana’s commercial shipping and to protect and promote the interest of shippers in relation to international trade and transport logistics.
A letter from the Ghana Shippers Authority signed by Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sylvia Asana Owu, states that “with reference to your letter dated 30th March, 2017, we write to endorse the Ghana Shippers Awards and also partner you in organizing the Ghana Shippers Awards.
We are by this letter requesting for the postponement of the awards to allow a team of technical experts to support the selection process to ensure the credibility of the awards and also have the awards meet the international standards for an important industry like ours.
Ghana Shippers Authority admires your effort in awarding the industry and appreciates the input made by you so far in this regard.”
Speaking to a member of the awarding board of Ghana Shippers Awards on the new development and the postponement of the Awards, Michael Luguje, said: “in as much as we are sorry for the inconvenience caused with the postponement, we will like to reiterate that the postponement will to a large extent inure to the benefit of the industry and create a sustainable event annually supported by the industry regulator. He also emphasized that all nominations submitted are still valid.”
The awards cut across road transportations, ocean carriers, air transportation, freight forwarding, shipping agents, express services, courier agencies, government agencies, insurance, financial institutions and more.
Organisations that have submitted their nominations so far include OmniBank Ghana Limited, Benmarine Offshore Service limited, Jonmoore International, Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited , APM Terminals Ghana Ltd, Freight Masters Shipping Agency Ltd, Apm Terminals Ghana Limited, and Achievers Logistics Ghana.
Others are Global Cargo & Commodities Limited, Transglobal Logistics Ltd, Bluchip Logistics Ltd, Logical Maritime Services Limited, Star Assurance Company Limited, Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited, Apex Shipping & Commercial Co. Ltd, Mcdan Shipping Company Ltd, Mtg Ltd, Delexes Company Limited, and BajFreight And Logistics Ltd.
The rest are Fendercare Marine Ghana Ltd, Gmt Shipping Ghana Ltd, Eagle Express Limited, Air Ghana Ltd, Acs Africa Coastal Services Ghana Ltd, Sevenlog Limited, Ghana Airports Company Limited, Amaris Terminal Limited, Graphic Communications Group Limited, West Blue Consulting, and Kingdom Exim Ghana Ltd.
The final list include Damco Logistics Ghana Limited, Borderless Alliance (West Africa) , Sea And Shore Services Gh Ltd , Flat C Marine Offshore Limited, Grimaldi Ghana Limited, UT Logistics, Ghana Community Network Services (GCNET), Aramex Ghana Limited, Tv3 Network Limited and many more.
The Ghana Shippers Awards which seeks to recognize distinctions in the field, and also to promote the interests of the industry – nationally and internationally is being organized by Globe Productions in partnership with Graphic Business.