Tuesday, September 28, 2021
DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, has hinted of plans to come into Ghana and collaborate with the government in port operations, in furtherance of government’s vision of making the country a trade hub within the sub-region. Suhail Al Banna, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP...
Six Tunisian stowaways have been arrested at the Port of Tema by the Port security in collaboration with the Ghana Immigration Service. The six were on board a vessel that came to berth at the Tema Port from the Port of La Goulette in Tunisia to discharge clinker. The stowaways were...
… Cost factor versus public safety “This is not a rip-off” says the implementer While the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana has thrown its weight behind it, a number of other trade associations have raised cost and other concerns over the planned cargo disinfection exercise at the country’s...
Lawyer Kwame Gyan, Chairman and Director of IBISTEK Limited “a wholly Ghanaian company” says, the company is looking for possible ways ofpartnering the United Kingdom(UK) firms in developing the water front development project at the Takoradi Port. “We are looking at the possibilities of British firms partnering with us in...
The Ministry of Finance has signed an agreement with the Chinese government for a US$50 million grant towards the construction of a multipurpose Fishing Port Complex at James Town in Accra. The project is expected to enhance the productivity of fisher-folk and create about 1,000 jobs. Work on the project that...
Maersk, APL, Hyundai race to build paperless cargo system Adoption of blockchain could generate $1 trillion in trade Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on...
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Diamond Cement Ghana Limited, a leading cement producer, to begin the construction of a port at Keta in the Volta Region. According to the Director-General of GPHA, Paul Ansah, the move is in line with government’s...
A sharp increase in the number of stevedore companies at the country’s ports without a corresponding increase in demand for labour has made the loading and unloading business unprofitable, with many of the firms considering layoffs. The number of stevedore companies has increased from seven to 20 recently, while four...
The Ghana Union of Trader Associations (GUTA) and the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) have expressed disquiet about the re-emergence of pre-shipment information arrangements being spearheaded by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The Cargo Tracking Note (CTN)—which is akin to the suspended Advanced Shipment Information...
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has initiated various feasibilities as it attempts to explore grey areas of the maritime sector that have huge potential for job creation and economic empowerment. These interventions, according to the ports’ operator, will see the development of additional infrastructure at the Tema and...
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