The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has assured shippers operating in the Eastern Region of its commitment to addressing their shipment challenges at the ports.
The companies, which are mostly exporters, include Blue Skies, Okyere Farms, Chocho Industries, Bomarts and Dhillon Farms.
The assurance was given by the Tema Branch Manager of the GSA, Mrs Monica Josiah on 12th February, 2020 when she led a team to visit the companies.
She appealed to the shippers not to hesitate to report their shipment challenges to the GSA for resolution.
Mrs Josiah reiterated the importance of exports to the development of Ghana as part of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s agenda of “Ghana Beyond Aid” and pledged the GSA’s commitment to collaborate with other agencies to promote exports.
The visits form part of the GSA’s shipper visitation and outreach programme to reach out to shippers in their areas of operation to listen to their concerns on shipments and business in general.
The outreach programme, over the years, has served as an avenue for the GSA to address shipment-related challenges of shippers across the country.
Some of the concerns raised by the shippers during the visit include compliance challenges and delays in release of cargo, insufficient number of officers from some regulatory agencies, non-working of shipping lines on weekends and holidays among others.