Friday, October 22, 2021
Shipping generates 2.9% of global carbon emissions Leading companies are trialling carbon-neutral fuels Organisations explore wind sails, new ship designs and speed limits Hurdles related to clean fuel supply and investment cost As environmental concerns become increasingly pressing for governments and businesses alike, the shipping industry is taking steps...
Maritime industry experts have called for the development of a robust maritime industry for effective trading within the single continental market. Africa has been opened up for free trading, since the beginning of 2021, with the introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area, but experts believe much is left...
The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has alerted all ship owners, operators, managers, port operators and the shipping community that the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in Ghanaian ports and territorial seas is prohibited. In a communique signed by the Director-General of the GMA, Thomas Alonsi and...
The first batch of exports utilising the electronic traceability system implemented by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) has been successfully undertaken, Head of its Plant Quarantine Division, Prudence Attipoe, has revealed. Speaking at a stakeholder sensitisation workshop on the e-traceability framework, he stated that the development will...
…GUTA, ACHAG say there is more room for improvement Data from the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has revealed that in 2020 shipper complaints it resolved amounted to 118. The complaints resolved included delays in arrival and release of cargo; charges on demurrage, and exemptions; damage to cargo; refund for handling charges and...
Importers are asking private companies around the maritime fraternity, particularly the shipping lines to reduce cost of freight and some related charges at the port. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Logical Maritime Services (LMS), Danny Laud, the shipping lines should introduce some initiatives to help the general...
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice’s office and the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) are working on a new maritime bill, which, when passed into law by parliament, will see suspected pirates arrested in the country’s waters sentenced to a maximum 15 years’ jail term. The move has become imperative as incidences...
Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah,  who is now the Chairman of the Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa, (MOWCA) has revealed that plans exist for the establishment of a development bank dedicated to the maritime industry of West and Central Africa to see to the financing of...
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Baj Freight and Logistics, Joseph Ato Biney, has urged government to introduce deliberate policies which include tax breaks to grow and nurture local companies in the sector. Speaking to the B&FT in an interview, Mr. Biney said that COVID-19 has impacted negatively on the maritime...
There is no doubt that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) is Africa's most forward-looking continental agreement, and places us as an emerging global trade leader that has the potency of reforming our markets, economies and the manifest destiny of our people if it is fully implemented. The World...
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