By Mohammed AWAL  Importers have long grappled with the burden of cargo detention, demurrage, and other charges stemming from terminal delays and rent charges. According to them, some of these charges, though they may have begun as cost-center incentives to increase cargo throughput, have now become profit-seeking measures used by many...
...as transit trade thrived well in quarter 1 The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has debunked rumours about Ghana losing transit cargos to neighbouring countries such as Togo and Ivory Coast. Speaking on the Eye on Port show on Accra based Metropolitan television, Chief Revenue Officer and Officer...
The Ministry of Transport has held its 2024 strategic review meeting at the Central Regional capital of Cape Coast. The event presented the Transport Ministry and its agencies with a unique opportunity to come together to apprise themselves on the programmes and projects in the Ministry and Agencies, the extent...
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...