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From the monthly archives: August 2018

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Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana visits Director-General of GPHA

Members of the Ship Owners and Agents Association of Ghana (SOAAG) have paid a courtesy call on the acting Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Michael Luguje to welcome him as the new Acting Director General and foster good relationship to grow the industry.The Acting GPHA D.G. Michael Luguje highlighted on the efforts of GPHA to make sure there is enough infrastructure available for the private sector operators to operate profitably and to enhance trade facilitation.

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As part of his familiarization tour, the acting Director-General of GPHA, Michael Luguje paid a courtesy call on the management and workers of Westblue consulting, who are the technical support providers for Customs division of GRA.
The C.E.O of Westblue consulting, Mark Addo congratulated the Acting D.G. and assured him that West Blue will continue to partner the Port to offer the best of services to Port users.

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Half-year import revenue hits GHC 5.8bn - Bawumia

The implementation of the National Single Window and Paperless Port System at the country’s sea ports is gradually yielding results to the admiration of importers and stakeholders.Analysis of the Monthly Import Performance of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) between 2015 and mid-year 2018, show that the amount of revenue realized from imports has been increasing year-on-year.The growth in revenue realized from imports over the period can largely be attributed to the strengthening of the Single Window System at the country’s ports in September 2015, when WestBlue Consulting was brought on-board to compliment the efforts of GCNet, and the recent implementation of the Paperless Port System at the country’s sea ports, spearheaded by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

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Big boost for importers…as paperless port system allows for clearance of goods in 24 hours

The maximum period it takes importers to clear goods from the port has been reduced from three weeks to three days since the introduction of the paperless port system barely a year ago.Although it takes maximum of three days to clear goods, about 43 per cent of importers are able to clear their goods within 24 hours.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia gave these statistics yesterday when he opened the 39th Council Meeting of Port Management Associations of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) at the Shippers House in Accra.

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