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Transport Minister orders withdrawal of THC

Minister of Transport, Fifi Kwetey

The Ministry of Transport has ruled against the introduction of the Terminal Handling Charges at Ghana’s ports. A statement issued and signed by the Minister of Transport, Fifi Kwetey said, “Terminal Handling Charges (THC) cannot be introduced at the ports in Ghana as a local charge.” It added, “Terminal Handling Charges may be introduced as part of the freight payable ...

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Transport Ministry to make final ruling on THC

A shipping container is unloaded at a port area in Lianyungang

The Ministry of Transport will by the close of today [Friday] make public its ruling on introduction of Terminal Handling Charges (THC) fee at the ports by some shipping lines. The Transport Ministry had earlier directed the suspension of the Terminal Handling Charges at the ports after a number of shipping lines introduced it  some weeks back. Despite the directive some ...

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National Airline will not fly in October- Transport Ministry


The Ministry of Transport has denied reports that the new national airline will commence operations by October this year. According to the Transport Ministry ,  the national airline cannot commence operations when the technical and financial proposals from the interested airlines have not been received by the transactional advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Speaking to Citi Business News the Chief Director of ...

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Importers cry foul as THC stirs confusion


Barely a week after the Transport Ministry reiterated that the suspension of the Terminal Handling Charges at the ports is still in force, some shipping companies are still defying the order. One such company is the MSC Shipping Line. Transport Minister Fiifi Kweetey, last Friday (August 26, 2016) indicated that the Ministry will reconvene a meeting with the shipping companies ...

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SAA to fly Accra-London route   


South African Airlines(SAA) has been given the green light by government to ply the Accra – London route. The approval is however subject to laid down rules by Ghanaian and United Kingdom aeronautical authorities. The Minister of Transport, Fifi  Kwetey announced this during  a ceremony to mark one  year of the  airline’s flight between Accra  and  Washington DC. According to him, ...

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10 airlines chase govt over national airline deal


Ten airlines comprising of both local and international ones have shown interest in partnering government to establish a new national airline. This is the indication coming from the Ministry of Transport. According to the Ministry of transport the transactional Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is currently engaging the 10 interested parties to evaluate and shortlist before inviting bids. Speaking to Citi Business ...

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Transport Ministry suspends new shipping charges


The Transport Ministry has ordered the immediate suspension of the introduction of the Terminal Handling Charges by the Ship owners and Agents’ Association of Ghana until further notice. The ministry, in the interim, has tasked the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) to constitute a committee to investigate the issue. The decision was taken after the ministry met with the Ship owners ...

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Delta Airlines to cancel over 100 flights today

Some expectant passengers of Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines says it expects more than 100 flight cancellations today [Tuesday] morning as it continues to recover its operations following a loss of power Monday, August 8, 2016. In addition, the airline company says it anticipates roughly 200 delays affecting morning departures. Delta however says these numbers could grow overnight as it works to reset the operation and get ...

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Flight cancellations and delays hit Delta Airlines worldwide


US based Delta Airlines, has lifted a ground stop with limited departures resuming, following a power outage in Atlanta that impacted the airline company’s computer systems and operations worldwide. Delta however says cancellations and delays continue. In a statement to update customers on the latest developments, the company cautioned customers heading to the airport to expect delays and cancellations. Delta ...

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Domestic air travel drops by 93,521 in 1st half of 2016


Fiscal challenges and the high cost of aviation fuel prior to its reduction last week has negatively impacted on Domestic Passenger Movements in the country. Figures released by the Ministry of Transport indicate that the sub-sector suffered some setback showing a decline, recording 195,447 domestic travel from January to June 2016, compared to 288,968 domestic travels under the same period ...

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