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The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has launched a Mobile Phone Application known as the “ShippersApp” for the purposes of relaying timely, reliable and relevant shipping information to its members and the general public.
This is to further the GSA’s quest to bring its services to the doorstep of shippers and ensure convenience to them whenever they may be across the country. It is a one-stop shop for shipping information and can be accessed anywhere across the globe.
The Authority officially launched the Application last week when its management met journalists to present the Shipping Quarter and Outlook for the first Quarter of 2019.
Chief Executive of the GSA, Benonita Bismarck encouraged all shippers, shipping service providers and all related stakeholders who do business with at the ports to download the Application for their own benefits. It can be downloaded at the App Store and the Google Store.
Information that can be accessed with the ShippersApp include Negotiated charges o shipping service providers including Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Freight Forwarders and other service providers. It can also be used to locate contacts and locations of shipping agents, custom house agents, government agencies and shipping service providers among others.
“It is a quick avenue for making inquiries and lodging complaints with respect to shipments; Expected time of arrival of vessels and vessels in ports; Maritime Trade Statistics; and notices to shippers, industry news, among others,” Bismarck stated.
Also, the Authority’s publications such as the Shipping Review, the Maritime Digest, its leaflets on Imports and Exports procedures and other relevant information on their website can now be better and easily accessed through the ShippersApp.
On the outlook for the Shipping and Maritime Industry for 2019, Bismarck stated that Ghana has projected an overall cargo throughput growth of 10 percent for the year in review, to this effect, aggressive trade and industrial policies are being rolled out by the government.
Source: Jeorge Wilson Kingson || ghananewsonline.com.gh