The domestic tourism industry, last Thursday, received further boost when a passenger cruise vessel docked at the Elmina Fishing Harbour in the Central Region with 115 tourists from across the world. A statement from the Takoradi Port announced that with the maiden call by SH Vega, the Elmina Fishing Harbour,...
Service standard concerns Freight rates standardisation Transparency and predictability By Mohammed AWAL The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Kwesi Baffour Sarpong, has requested that shipping line charges in the sector be predictable, competitive, transparent and uniform. In his opening remarks during a meeting with the...
The Ghana Armed Forces have embarked on a maritime expedition to the geographic center of the world, where the Greenwich Meridian meets the equator. The Exercise that started on Monday, March 18, 2024 and ended on Friday March 22, 2024 in the maritime waters around the Western Naval Command. Dubbed “Exercise...
A one-of-a-kind passenger cruise ship MV World Odyssey, has visited Ghana’s ports carrying close to 500 students from around the world. The Bahamas-flagged, 175-meter-long vessel serves as a floating university campus for undergraduate and post graduate students, allowing them to travel the world while earning academic credit. The last port of...
The Grimaldi Group, one of the largest shipping passenger transport operators in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, has christened one of its largest vessels in the new G5 class of ro/ro multipurpose ships after the Port of Tema. At an impressive ceremony at the Port of Tema to christen the...
Plans are far advanced for the rollout of the maritime single window program intended to facilitate vessel clearance at Ghana’s ports. The digital platform will incorporate the activities of shipping lines and regulatory agencies and enable them share information so far as the clearance of vessels at the port is...
The global maritime trade is expected to see a steady growth of 2%–2.4% on the 2023 figures by the end of 2024. In the medium term, however, a 4% increase is expected to be seen by the end of 2028. Citing these predictions from UNCTAD, Drewry, Clarksons, Clyde and Co, Maritime...
By Emmanuel AKOMEA The Minister of Finance Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam has announced plans to streamline port charges following a visit to the Tema port and discussions with Customs officials and agents. The decision seeks to tackle the multitude of charges at the country's sea ports, curb duty evasion and...
  The Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) has provided reassurance to shippers that they will not face additional fees and charges as a result of delays in clearing their goods caused by disruptions in internet services. These disruptions have been particularly problematic due to an ongoing internet blackout stemming from cuts to...
A three-member delegation from the Cameroon Shippers Council (CNSC) paid a courtesy call on the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) on Monday, 4th March 2024. The delegation, led by Faliki Aicha, Assistant Director of Trade Facilitation at the CNSC, also included Lewono Mbassi Marguenle, Export...