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Mahama Launches Ghana Import, Export And Transit Process Manual


President John Mahama has launched the Ghana import, export and transit process manual which will provide a legal framework for the smooth progress of the Ghana National Single Window and make it conform to international standards and practices. He said the national single window was designed to significantly strengthen the trade and the economic performance of the economy. The President ...

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‘Stop Terminal Handling Charges’ – Mahama Orders Shipping Lines


  President John Mahama has finally broken his silence on the Terminal handling charges ordering a stop to the charges at Ghana’s ports. According to him, the charges have no legal basis and must be stopped with immediate effect. “There is been concerns about the numerous fees charge at our port of entry and that is why  I take the ...

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Business Associations Call For Punitive Action Against Shipping Lines Who Charge THC


Key business associations in the country have called on government and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to institute appropriate sanctions to recalcitrant shipping lines who have flouted the Minister of Transport’s directive not to charge Terminal Handling charges (THC). According to them, the authorities must not rule out any entries into the ports of Ghana of these shipping lines ...

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GPHA Sensitizes Shipping Lines On Online Vessel Booking System


Shipping lines can now heave a huge sigh of relieve following the introduction of an online vessel booking system by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. The online vessel system forms part of efforts by the port authority to automate all its processes by way of improving the way the port receives vessels into the port. As a result shipping ...

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Shipping Lines Still Charging TCH – Trade Associations Allege

Trade associations in the country are accusing some shipping lines in the country of allegedly charging terminal handling charges in spite of a directive by the minister of transport Fifi Kwetey, for them to stop. Executive secretary of the importers and exporters association, Samson Asaki described the act of the shipping lines as an affront to the intelligence of players ...

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Piracy in West Africa A bumpy road to maritime security


For many people, the phrase maritime piracy evokes images of a one-eyed sailor drinking rum and singing obscene songs. For some younger people, piracy may bring to mind the picture of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp, wearing a headband in a scene from the film Pirates of the Caribbean. But maritime piracy is not just an action movie. The UN Convention ...

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Ghana confident of winning maritime boundary arbitration


Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Minister of Justice and Attorney General on Tuesday assured Ghanaians of a favourable outcome of the maritime boundary arbitration between Ghana and the Cote d’Ivoire. She said Ghana has initiated arbitration proceedings under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to establish its maritime boundary with Cote d’Ivoire in a manner that is ...

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France maritime investors eye Ghana’s ports


A business delegation from French company, HAROPA, has met Ghanaian maritime companies in order to present transport and logistics solution offers available to and from the Seine gateway for efficient service delivery. The decision for the HAROPA, an alliance of ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, team to invest in Ghana is based on the country’s ownership of huge ...

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