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GPHA, GRA AND SHIPPERS’ AUTHORITY TO ENSURE EFFICIENCY IN CARGO AUCTIONING AT GHANA’S PORTS

The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, Michael Luguje has revealed that collaborative efforts are ongoing between his outfit, the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, to ensure that cargoes enlisted under the uncleared cargo list (UCL) are auctioned quickly after they elapse the 60days deadline.

Speaking at the 4th Economic Dialogue Series organized by Media General, he said this will not only to decongest the port space but will als...
April 07,2021

GAINS MADE IN GHANA’S PORTS ATTRIBUTED TO STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS, AUTOMATION AND CUSTOMER FRIENDLY PRACTICES

Ghana’s ports saw a steady increase in its transit traffic of 1.5 million metric tons last year, compared to 1.3 million metric tons in 2019 while seeing a significant increase in its transshipment traffic of 602,778 metric tons in 2020 compared to 90,158 metric tons in 2019 in spite of COVID-19.

These figures are further supported by the fact that 229,650 metric tons of Ghana’s port transit traffic were from coastal countries with ports.

According to the General M...
April 07,2021

GPHA TO INTRODUCE E-PAYMENT PLATFORM THAT WOULD ENHANCE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AT GHANA’S PORTS

The Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority has created an e-payment platform where clients of the port can do transactions via mobile money, Visa and MasterCard as part of efforts to increase automation and make doing business at Ghana’s port easier, faster and more secure.

The General Manager in Charge of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mrs. Esther Gyebi-Donkor who made this revelation during a live interaction with the public on the Eye on...
April 07,2021

GOVERNMENT HOPEFUL OF AGREEMENT WITH VIABLE STRATEGIC INVESTOR FOR TEMA SHIPYARD BY END OF 2021

Government is hopeful that by the end of the year, an agreement would be reached with a suitable strategic investor to finance the rehabilitation of the Tema Shipyard to the desired international standard.

Speaking on Eye on Port, the Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah said his outfit is returning to the market in search of potential investors with the expected financial muscle and technical expertise to invest and position the Tema Shipyard to provide ship repair and building...
March 31,2021

HARBOUR MASTER AT TEMA PORT PREDICTS MINIMAL IMPACT ON GHANA-BOUND CARGOES WHILE LAMENTING SUEZ CANAL BLOCKADE

The Harbour Master at the Port of Tema, Captain Francis Kwesi Micah, has predicted that cargoes bound for Ghana on the direct service route from the Far East would not be affected by the grounding of the giant containership Ever Given which caused a major blockade in the Suez Canal for 6 days.

“Vessels from Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Australia would not be affected. They will come directly via Singapore as their last stop and round Cape of Storms before they come...
March 30,2021

GOVERNMENT STRATEGIZES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AMID DISRUPTIONS OF COVID-19 – TRANSPORT MINISTER

The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah has disclosed that government in collaboration with the private sector are exploring various strategies for sustainability in the transport sector following the harsh lessons drawn from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting an overview of the transport sector on the Eye on Port program, the Minister said the aviation industry in particular, suffered the biggest loss with revenues reducing up to 20%.

He said statistics prove that cargo...
March 30,2021