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Concerned Freight Forwarders and Traders Forum resists up-ward port tariffs review

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Some stakeholders in the ports and shipping sector have promised to put up  strong resistance to the proposed upward review of the port tariffs  by the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA).   Barring any hitches, the port authority hopes to upwardly review  port tariffs anytime soon. As part of the tariffs review, Vessel handling charges and stevedoring charges will ...

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APM Terminals’ Productivity Tops Global Terminal Performance Rankings Again

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APM Terminals Yokohama retains global productivity top spot with 186 crane moves per hour; 12 facilities named to global productivity leadership rankings, including top performing container terminals in Europe and North America in 2014. New York – A total of 12 port facilities within the APM Terminals Global Terminal Network scored positions within the JOC Group’s 2014 annual global port ...

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APM Terminals to add lifting capacity to Alabama’s Mobile port and expand facility

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Mobile, Alabama – APM Terminals Mobile will add two new super-Post Panamax STS cranes and expand the container yard by 20 acres as part of a $40 million infrastructure investment to expand the terminal’s capacity in response to growing demand in the US Southeast by Alabama’s primary port. APM Terminals Mobile has a current annual throughput capacity of 350,000 TEUs ...

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PRESS RELEASE 12/06/2015! Major port investment in Ghana shows APM Terminals’ strong commitment to Africa

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Meridian Port Services, a joint venture between APM Terminals, Bolloré Africa Logistics, and the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority, will invest USD 1.5 billion in new deep-water 3.5 million TEU port and logistics hub in Tema Tema, Ghana – APM Terminals – in partnership with Bolloré Africa Logistics and the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority – will invest USD 1.5 billion ...

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ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) to harmonize customs regime in the sub-region

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  Barring any last minute hitch, The ECOWAS common external tariff is expected to be implemented come this June. The tariff rigime which was initially proposed to be operational by the beginning of the year faced some technical challenges that necessitated its postponement to June of this year. The policy which was signed by head of States in 2006 is expected ...

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ITLOS verdict, Ghana to continue ongoing exploration in the disputed sea area

oil drilling disputes in west Africa

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has ruled that Ghana may proceed with on-going oil exploration projects in the disputed area of the maritime boundary with the Ivory Coast  in the Atlantic Ocean. –  The Tribunal has however directed Ghana to ensure that the country “take all necessary steps to ensure that no new drilling either by Ghana ...

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21 year old’s family blames regional maritime university for his disappearance

   Myjoyonline, a very renowned online news portal reports that  the family of a 21-year-old Level 100 Nautical Science student of the Regional Maritime University is blaming school authorities for the disappearance of their son.The student known as Elorm Senaya has not been seen since March 15, 2015. even though his mobile phone and other accessories were found at the Mighty Beach ...

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China Harbour Engineering Company to construct USD 600m Atuabo Port In Ghana

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 After parliamentary Approval in july  2014, The Atuabo free port project has received a major boost with the signing of a contract between china harbour engineering company and the Atuabo Free Port company.    The 600 million dollar project is expected to commence within the last quarter of this year , It will provide a 18.5m deep channel and three quays ...

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Ghana’s president visits Takoradi port expansion project

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   The president of Ghana Mr. John Dramani Mahama during the weekend payed a working visit to the Takoradi port as part of a western region tour to acquaint himself with the progress of  expansion works at the port. The expansion works which commenced a little over a year ago would add about ten additional berths to the port with ...

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   Using handheld devices at the quay side, stevedores at a number of ports in East and West Africa handling port calls with vessels’ own gear, log the discharged and loaded containers with the SeaSide Crane Executor app from arl-shipping.com, passing handlings confirmations to the shipping line during the calls.    HONG KONG, 03 MARCH 2015 – touch screen powered ...

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