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Tema Port Expansion project reaches key milestone

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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

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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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Favourable business climate crucial for new airlines

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CUTS International Ghana, is urging government to put in the necessary conditions needed to attract investors into the domestic aviation industry. The assertion comes on the back of the collapse of some domestic airlines, leaving the Africa World Airlines as the only domestic airline operator. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Country Coordinator for CUTS International Ghana, Appiah ...

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Importers resist Customs’ Cargo Tracking Notes policy

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Businesses at the ports are opposing customs new policy, the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN), saying it will add unto their cost of production. The CTN is expected to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue losses with under declaration. Even before its implementation in March 2018, the businesses say they will be disadvantaged. The freight forwarders argue that the ...

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KIA’s Terminal three to be ready in April

John Attafuah - MD, Ghana Airport Company Limited

Aviation industry authorities have disclosed to Citi Business News the new Terminal three (3) project at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will be completed by April 2018. This is one month earlier than the initial completion scheduled date of May 2018. According to the Ghana Airports Company Limited, the Terminal, when completed, will process about 5 million passengers annually. This ...

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Maritime Authority to roll out e-navigation system

Mr Kwame Owusu (Director General, GMA) flanked by the Danish Ambassador to Ghana, ToveDegnbol (1st left) and Peter EilschowOlesen (2nd left) Deputy Head of Mission, Head of Cooperation and Dr. Christopher Saarnak (right) EfficienSea2 Project Manager Senior Advisor, Danish Maritime Authority.

The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) should by the end of June 2018, start implementing the e-navigation systems to track the security of vessels on Ghana’s waters. It will also follow the completion of the necessary tests and the webpage for operating the platform. When successful, Ghana will become the fourth maritime country to introduce these advanced capabilities (after Denmark, France ...

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Gov’t engages investor for Takoradi-Kumasi railway line

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President Akufo Addo has announced new plans to revamp the country’s railway sector starting the next few months. According to the President, the move will involve the construction of new railway lines and the extension of some existing lines to facilitate movement of passengers and goods. Mr. Akufo Addo made the disclosure when he presented the State of the Nation Address ...

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Govt attracts investors into domestic airline industry                            

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

The Ministry of Aviation has assured that plans are in place to attract new airlines into Ghana’s domestic aviation industry. The assurance, comes after domestic carrier, Starbow Airlines, halted its operations in November last year, leaving Africa World Airlines (AWA) as the only domestic airline in the country. The Minister for Aviation, Cecelia Abena Dapaah in an interview with Citi ...

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