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Ghana’s shippers authority says it will implement an Advanced Shipment Information System (ASHI) from April 2 at the country’s ports, which will speed up cargo clearance process.cargo

The ASHI involves the filing and verifying of information on shipment in advance of arrival of the cargo and vessel to the country’s ports.
“This will make information available for cargo clearance even before the arrival of the cargo,” said Fred Asiedu-Dartey, public relations officer of the authority.
He said the process is intended to prevent congestion at the ports and will enable shippers and importers to avoid the payment of rent and reduce their demurrage by about 30 percent.
The data collected by the new system will also make it easy for government to carry out the risk analysis on the imported cargo to enhance security.
Adamou Saley AbdouRahmane, Secretary-General of the Union of African Shippers Councils, said on Thursday that Ghana will “benefit a lot” from the implementation of the ASHI.
According to him, of the 17 members of the West and Central African councils, only Ghana and Mali have not implemented the system. Enditem

 

Source:?Xinhua

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