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Paperless system to be extended to other areas – Minister

Mr Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Deputy Minister for Transport has hinted that the Paperless Port System will be extended to other areas within the customs division to ensure its holistic implementation.This, he said, would also promote integrity and transparency in the Country, thereby, helping to reduce corruption as well as promote Ghana’s growth.The Deputy Minister said this at a forum on the Paperless Port Project held in Accra on Wednesday to mark its one year anniversary.The programme was under the auspices of Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) dubbed: “One Year of Paperless Port System: Review of Achievements, Challenges and Way Forward”.

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Cargo traffic tipped to grow by 10% in 2018

Cargo traffic to the country’s two seaports has been tipped to continue along the present steady growth line, with an expected surge of 10 percent by year-end according to projections by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA).The projections, the authority said, are based on the positive trend of the country’s seaborne trade over the last decade, which has seen traffic rise from 15.1 million metric tonnes in 2014 to 21.5 million metric tonnes last year.Specifically, growth was recorded in all the trade areas of import, export and transit, which saw 17.5 percent, 10.9 percent and 24.6 percent surges respectively in 2016 figures.

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Shippers Authority inaugurates new office in Tamale

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) Tuesday inaugurated its new office in Tamale to bridge the gap between the north and the south to remove trade bottlenecks for internal and intra-regional trade.The new office will also bring services of GSA closer to exporters and importers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

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Paperless clearance will stabilise economy – Kena

The implementation of the Ports’ Paperless Policy is to stabilise the economy to reduce the prices of goods and services in the country, Mr Baffour Ofori-Atta Kena, a Senior Freight and Logistics Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, has said.He said under the Policy, goods would be cleared at the ports within four hours unlike the previous paper process, which took a longer period for goods to be cleared imposing high cost on consumers.

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Airports next in paperless transaction

The government’s commitment to replacing paper and human-based transactions and controls at the seaports with paperless processes will be extended to the airports in the coming years.The paperless transaction at the airport, known as the air cargo trade facilitation system, seeks to eliminate human intervention and introduce the electronic-based valuation and documentation processes at the airport.Players contributing to the air cargo trade facilitation system have pledged their support to ensure the government’s paperless

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GPHA trains journalists on port operations

As part of efforts to enhance the knowledge of journalists and other port users on the functions of the various stakeholders in the port sector, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has organized a one-day training workshop for over 70 journalists from Accra and Tema.It is not uncommon to find media reportage attributing the actions and inactions of some state agencies in the clearance chain to the port authority, hence, failing to recognise that those agencies must be held responsible for their own actions.Therefore, the training was aimed to help improve upon the reportage on the Authority as well as enlighten journalists on the functions of the port authority.

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas grabs Shipper's Award for anti-corruption crusade

Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was awarded at the just ended maiden Ghana Shippers Awards for his outstanding work in crusading against corruption.This was in recognition of his investigative work at the Tema Port in 2011 which brought major changes in port operations and brought to the fore the loopholes through which the nation was losing millions of cedis.He was excited that his hard work has been recognised and called on government not to relent in its effort to sanitise port operations and make it more transparent to help attract investors into the country.

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GPHA is ready to implement Bawumia’s directives

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) says it is excited about Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia’s directives for the implementation of joint inspections of goods at the country’s sea ports from September 1, this year.
Vice President Bawumia gave the directives which forms part of three policies to be implemented by the government as a measure to make Ghana’s ports very competitive in the sub region.The other two policies are: the removal of all customs road barriers and the directive for Ghana Community Network Services (GCNet) and West Blue to go 100 per cent paperless in their transactions at the Ports.

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Maritime trade rises to 17.13m tonnes

The volume of goods shipped through the country's two seaports increased by 7.97 per cent to 17.13 million tonnes in 2016, in spite of a 16.8 per cent decline in transit trade.The development was also in spite of a two per cent decline recorded in the fourth quarter of the year, which was the outcome of the 2016 general elections — the elections caused most traders to fast track or hold on to their cargoes until the elections were decided.

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Shippers’ Council holds forum on Carriage of Goods

The Western Regional office of the Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA) in Takoradi has held a forum in the metropolis on the United Nations Convention on Contract for International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partially by Sea, otherwise known as "The Rotterdam Rules."The forum was aimed at sensitising the shipping community, the legislature and related government ministries and agencies to the provisions of the convention, benefits that accrue to the shipper and carrier and the rights and obligations of both the shipper and carrier.

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