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Veep to make or unmake GRA’s new cargo tracking policy


The proposed implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) system at the ports by the GRA may suffer another setback unless the office of the Vice President moves in to avert any such issue. The GRA has directed that from July 1, all imports into Ghana must bear the unique CTN numbers before they can be cleared. The GRA also ...

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Port officials allay concerns over Joint Inspection

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

With only two weeks to the implementation of the joint inspection on July 1, 2018, port officials say they are set for the exercise despite concerns that the exemption of some agencies could pose health and security challenges. The joint inspection which was earlier scheduled to start in June, was rescheduled to make way for stakeholder engagements. It forms part ...

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Freight Forwarders refute cheaper UNIPASS cost claims


Opposition to the proposed introduction of a new company to undertake trade facilitation activities at the ports has intensified with Freight Forwarders being the latest group. The businesses tell Citi Business News, the removal of GCNet and West Blue from the goods clearing process, will cost the nation hugely due to non-expired contracts with them. The government is however yet ...

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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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