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GPHA suspends new tariffs indefinitely

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has indefinitely put on hold its proposed review of charges at the ports. The GPHA says this is to address all concerns raised by the various stakeholders involved. The GPHA, last year announced its decision to review port tariffs on imports beginning January 2018. According to the GPHA, port tariffs on imported goods ...

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Importers demand downward review of new port tariffs  

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The Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana has impressed on the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to reduce the proposed 20 percent increase on import charge to 15 percent. The Association says although the 20 percent tariff increment may be justifiable, a further reduction will ease their cost of operations. The GPHA on Friday, December 15th 2017, met the ...

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GPHA engages importers over new tariffs

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The Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) on Friday 15th December 2017, met with the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana over plans to review port tariffs on imports from next year. The meeting which was at the request of the GPHA, follows the announcement of the decision to Ship Owners and Agents Association as well as the Ghana Shippers ...

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Customs World takes over West Blue Ghana Limited

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Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) Dubai, has signed an agreement to take over West Blue Ghana Limited. This agreement formalizes the establishment of “Ports & Customs World Ghana Limited.” West Blue has been in charge of the provision of the National Single Window and Risk Management System in Ghana. As part of the ...

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Human error impedes paperless port systems

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Officials working on the paperless system at the ports have attributed the numerous challenges surrounding the system to human error. According to them, the lack of due diligence on the part of some officers caused the challenges that was witnessed on Thursday (7th September, 2017) at the Long Room of the Tema Port. Freight forwarders, importers and exporters at the ...

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5 things to know about paperless port system [Infographic]

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Government on  September 4 2017, commenced the implementation of the paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports. This follows a directive by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the port agencies to migrate to a paperless system by September 2017, after he observed that the current system had too much human interaction and was at the mercy of corruption. Although the implementation was ...

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Freight forwarders budge to paperless ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Freight Forwarders are anticipating a smooth implementation of the paperless clearing process at the ports should all systems of the various agencies operate seamlessly. The businesses believe their concerns should be laid to rest if the assurances by the relevant authorities are duly complied with. The comments come on the back of the implementation of the paperless clearing system at ...

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Authorities defy appeals to suspend paperless system

General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the GPHA, Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

Officials of the Tema port have downplayed claims by the freight forwarders that the implementation of the paperless clearing system be postponed over low sensitization. They have therefore dismissed any possibility to suspend the implementation of the policy. The freight forwarders argue that the paperless system risks a major setback if government fails to address their concerns. Some are pushing ...

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Freight forwarders reject paperless ports

GUTA PORT

Freight Forwarders are still agitating over the rolling out of the paperless policy at the ports. The program Citi Business News understands is scheduled to take off on Saturday, September 2, 2017 instead of the September 1. The businesses argue that the policy risks a major setback due to the low levels of education from the implementers. The concerns were ...

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Authorities assure of no job losses as paperless ports kicks off

General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the GPHA, Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

There is not going to be any job losses with the rolling of a paperless system at the country’s ports. That is the assurance from port authorities ahead of the implementation of the paperless system at the ports. This is expected to ease the apprehension among some stakeholders with the reduction of human interface in the clearing of goods at ...

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