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Ship Owners demand explanation on fumigation exercise at ports

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Members of the Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana are calling on government to come clear on the modalities of the Cargo Fumigation Exercise. This comes after various associations including the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), and Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) kicked against the exercise, stating that, it will add to their cost of operations. The ...

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Increase in taxes at ports counterproductive—Economist

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Economist, and CEO at the Institute of Certified Economists Ghana, Gideon Amissah has charged government to consider new ways of generating revenue at the ports since the imposition of high taxes will be counterproductive. He warned that imposing taxes at the ports without engaging the main stakeholders could rather cause government to lose a lot of money. His complains come ...

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No significant increase in fuel prices-IES


The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has predicted prices of petroleum products to remain stable for the second pricing window in March. The IES largely attributes the prediction to the insignificant increase in the price of key indicators such gasoline on the international market. “Fortunately for consumers in this window, the international indicators have been really favorable. We have had ...

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AWA renews commitment to safe flights after Kumasi incident


Domestic airline company, Africa World Airlines (AWA), is assuring its customers of their continuous safety on the company’s flights. The assurance comes on the back of an incident it witnessed on one of its aircrafts on a flight to Kumasi on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A statement from AWA and copied to Citi Business News attributed the incident to a ...

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Air disaster looms over ‘neglect’ of safety concerns – Group


The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is warning of what it refers to as a looming danger in Ghana’s aviation industry due to the neglect of safety standards. As a result, it is demanding a thorough audit into the operations of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The civil society group maintains that the failure by the GCAA to comply ...

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Brussels Airlines flies all-women to Ghana to mark International Women’s Day


On 8 March, flight SN289 with a 100% female crew takes flight to Accra (Ghana), where both the Brussels Airlines Country Manager and Station Manager are women. In the cockpit will be Captain Daniela and First Officer Marie. The service in the cabin will be managed by Veronique, Patty, Xandra, Isabelle, Maité, Ingrid, Caroline and Peggy. With this symbolic flight, ...

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Tema Port Expansion project reaches key milestone


The first concrete element was moved from land into sea marking a new phase of the Tema Port Expansion project delivered by Meridian Port Services. This achievement is significant as it shows the project is on time for building the first 700 meters of quay wall ensuring the new port facility can be operational by June 2019. At that point ...

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Over 200 new products affected by CET

Container boxes are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai

Photographers, non-alcoholic beer importers and as well as vehicle owners will from March 1, 2018 be affected by the ECOWAS Common External tariff (CET). This means importers of such goods will be made to pay approved tariffs at the ports before being allowed to clear their goods. The move follows a review of the Harmonisation Systems for the CET. The ...

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Opponents of CTN demand strict monitoring at ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Business associations want custom authorities to be tough and avert any lapses in the clearing process at the ports. They argue that the inability to implement existing laws have partly accounted for the losses hence must be checked. The comment comes after the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) last Friday, February 16, 2018. Obviously pleased with the decision ...

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Gov’t orders suspension of CTN at the ports


Government has ordered the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) at the ports. The directive, follows a meeting held on February 14, 2018, with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), chaired by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The CTN was introduced by government to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue ...

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