Tuesday, September 28, 2021
…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...
- is it time for Ghana to consider? Reports from the USA state that, shipping lines Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM are set to face the findings of a US Federal Maritime Commission (the “Commission”) probe into congestion fees that liner operators have begun charging shippers. The Commission announced in a post...
I drove pass the project site for the Marine Drive Project earlier this week. I was excited to realize that the metallic walls contractors erect around project sites were being erected. This will be a sigh of relief to many who have long been anticipating the beginning of this...
The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, has called for stronger collaborative efforts to deal with the high emerging risk associated with the maritime domain as a result of the rising profitability in the seas of the Gulf of Guinea region. According to him, piracy, illegal bunkering, IUU fishing and...
The Director of the Port of Tema, Sandra Opoku has announced the determination of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority  (GPHA)  to tighten its security at the port against maritime crime which is now on the ascendancy in the West African Sub Region. She said "it is even more imperative...
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