The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has been adjudged the best port in Management Information System within the West and Central Regions at the 2017 African Ports awards ceremony held in Darkar.
Ghana’s Port Authority was also adjudged the best port that regularly updates its website with news and accurate data among all Ports in the West and Central Africa Coast.
This recognition follows efforts by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority’s Effort to make available on its website adequate information on vessel calls, vessel schedules, statistical data, news updates among others.
IT Manager of GPHA, David Boison said the online vessel booking system introduced by the Port Authority has led to improved communication and customer satisfaction as the cost and time shipping lines spend to get berthing space for their vessels has significantly reduced
Touching on some other IT initiatives introduced by the Port recently that have improved port processes, David Boison said the implementation of the Terminal Operating System, which is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of various types of Cargo in and around a Container terminal or Port will improve service delivery to clients.
He added that the port authority has also taken some initiatives to tighten the security at the port to minimize pilfering and theft.
It will be recalled that, Ghana’s Ports was adjudged the best in West and Central Africa while Meridian Port Services Adjudged the Best Container Terminal at the 2016 African Ports awards held in in Abidjan.