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GPHA to suspend port services to shipping lines

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has threatened to deny port services to any shipping line who charges terminal handling fees at the ports following a directive asking them to halt charges.The move follows a directive from the GPHA to shipping lines today [Tuesday] to halt charging terminal handling charges at the ports immediately.

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Transport Ministry stops Terminal Handling Charges at Ghana’s ports

The Ministry of Transport has directed that Terminal Handling Charges (THC) should not be charged by any body as local charge at any of the country’s ports.This followed an investigation into the introduction of the Charges by shipping lines and agents, a situation that generated a standoff between them and shippers.

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Transport ministry meets shippers over THC again

The Transport Ministry is set to meet with shipping companies over the charging of Terminal handling fees at the ports on goods imported into the country.The meeting which will be at the behest of the Transport Minister Fiifi Kwetey, follows the submission of a report on the THC by the Ghana Maritime Authority.“I have received a report from the Ghana Maritime Authority on the THC and it is being studied. I’ll soon reconvene a meeting with the stakeholders in order to bring a final resolution to the impasse in

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Two ministers promise to solve tracking device problem at Tema Port

The Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Trade have assured transit truck drivers stuck at the Tema Port of an urgent solution to the unavailability of tracking device.Dr Spio Gabrah and Mr Fiifi Kwetey, Ministers of Trade and Transport respectively, gave the assurance on Thursday when they visited the truck transit terminal at the Tema Port to get first hand information on the matter.

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Gov’t suspends terminal handling charges

The transport ministry has suspended the implementation of the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) being proposed by the various shipping lines in Ghana.The decision to suspend the charges was arrived at on Wednesday after hours of meeting between stakeholders in the shipping industry and the ministry. The ministry referred the matter to the Ghana Maritime Authority which is expected to present a report on it within two months.

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