Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), Petroleum Commission of Ghana and Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) Takoradi have expressed confidence in curbing the menace of illegal bunkering that has damaged the country’s oil and gas. After an inspection by a delegation from the Petroleum Commission at the US$15m Marine...
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...
Although port clearance processes went paperless in September last year, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is urging government to inject transparency into the valuation processes at the country’s ports. Among the concerns raised by the AGI are under-invoicing and under-declaration by importers, in addition to the ineffective scanning system...
Government’s plan to eliminate any hazardous or infectious diseases at the country’s ports through import decontamination is on track, Sen Korhan Muharrem, Chief Engineer at LCB Worldwide-the contracting firm to undertake the exercise, has indicated. He said the company has started constructing scanner-like tunnels at the various gates of Tema...
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has said it plans to extend the ongoing paperless clearance of goods at the country’s ports to cover exports and transit trade, even as it tightens processes at the imports section. According to the ports operator, it intends to fully explore the paperless...
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has waged a war against clearing agents and unscrupulous individuals who clone and inflate GPHA invoices to defraud importers. The vigilance of the Port Security has led to the arrest of four alleged fraudulent clearing agents who inflated GPHA invoices in order to extort...
The Tema Shipyard has taken delivery of a state of the art 45tons mobile crane as well as two cherry pickers as part of GPHA's plans to help revive the dilapidated dry dock company to enhance efficient and effective work delivery in the dry dock yard. Captain Francis Kwesi Micah,...
The Eastern Naval Command of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) on Sunday, 14 January, 2018, rescued six crew members on board a vessel called MV Synagogue, which caught fire on the territorial waters of Ghana. One crew member sustained serious burns and is currently receiving treatment at the 37 Military...
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) handled a total of 21million metric tonnes of cargo last year, exceeding its set target of 20million metric tonnes. The figure represents a 2million metric tonnes increase over the 19million metric tonnes recorded in 2016. Figures from the ports authority show this gross of...
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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