Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA) has announced that no layoffs are required for implementing paperless customs at national ports, according to Citi Business News.
Shippers have begun mounting pressure on the government to delay the full implementation of the paperless processing of customs clearance at the ports to at least February 2018.
The pressure comes barely 10 days to the September 1, 2017 deadline set by the government to make all transactions at the ports paperless.
Karachi - South Africa have agreed to play a Test match in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi which was once avoided by touring sides for security reasons.
JOHANNESBURG - Creating a single market for goods and services through the much-anticipated Continental Free Trade Area according to Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) CEO, Kaizer Nyatsumba, will create enormous opportunities for manufacturers in the continent.
The operator of Tema Port in Ghana has made a major upgrade to crane power with the order of 27 cranes from Chinese manufacturer ZPMC.
Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) is a venture of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority and Meridian Port Holdings Limited, which comprises terminal operators APM Terminals and Bolloré Group.
Ghana is set to attract more ship repair and maintenance works with the coming on board of Prime Meridian Dock.
Determinants for the potential as a logistics hub includes a number of factors such as having a strategic location, government commitment and stability, good infrastructure, human capital and conducive regulations to attract investment.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has directed port agencies and stakeholders at the Tema port to begin the implementation of the Paperless port operations system on pilot basis on Friday 18 August 2017.
The federal government tends to lose more revenue and investment over the recent slash of charges on transit vehicles following the decision of the government of Benin Republic last month to approve the reduction by 27 per cent.
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is poised to regain strength to become an effective channel for Ghana’s international trade, Mr Paul Asare Ansah, the Acting Director of the Authority, has said.
Accra, Aug.15, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday said the trade and industrialisation programme of Government forms part of a Free Continental Trade Agreement agenda with the objective of creating a single market for goods and services.
Ghana would soon enjoy the privileges under the Continental Free Trade (CFTA) Agreement, the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said on Tuesday.
Engineering and construction firm Ibistek has been awarded a concession by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to develop a multipurpose terminal at the Port of Takoradi.
In line with the government’s directive to remove customs barriers within the country and ensure a paperless port by September 1, 2017, West Blue Consulting has successfully organized a two-day workshop for stakeholders in the import and export sector.
As part of its preparedness towards the September 1 paperless directive by the Vice President, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has commenced a sensitisation programme to educate all departments at the port.