A maritime legislation marketing consultant & authorized practitioner with Alliance Partners, Dr. Kofi Mbiah, has charged the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) to champion an area content material coverage within the maritime trade.
According to him, efforts to develop a native content material coverage shouldn’t be pushed by sentimental needs however anchored on the search for employment alternatives and the creation and enlargement of the native maritime worth chain.
Dr. Mbiah made this name on the twenty sixth Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders in Cape Coast beneath the theme ‘resilience, adaptability and diversity in global supply chains – our fail-safe for survival’.
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“To build resilience and adaptability, our human resource potential must be harnessed. Our local content policies in the maritime sector should seek to address the gaps. Within the framework of the blue economy and maritime or blue clusters, our local content should include issues such as ship building, ship repair, container manufacture and repair, fisheries and port infrastructure, recreational boating, the setting up of marinas, ship agency, freight forwarding and supply chain logistics, inland navigation and tourism, among others,” he said.
He urged members of the GIFF to undertake trendy provide chain strategies that make room for forecasting and anticipation. “The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders is a formidable association. It must shout its voice hoarse for change. It must seek to capture the commanding heights of the industry. In this quest, a local content policy for the maritime industry in Ghana is a sine qua non,” he asserted.
A Deputy Commissioner of Customs Division answerable for Suspense Regime, Emmanuel Ohene, recommended members of GIFF for his or her immense contributions.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, Benonita Bismarck, in a speech learn on her behalf, disclosed that from 1st January, 2024, will probably be obligatory for ports world wide to function Maritime Single Windows (MSWs) for the digital alternate of knowledge required on ships’ arrival at a port, their keep and their departure.
The Public Relations Manager at Ghana Link Network Services, Norvan Acquah-Hayford, on his half, mentioned the collaboration with the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of ICUMS.
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The Executive Secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Samson Asaki, additionally referred to as for collaboration to resolve the challenges dealing with the port trade.
The President of GIFF, Edward Akrong, in his remarks, mentioned in their pursuit of fostering stronger worldwide relations, GIFF has solid a significant alliance with colleague freight forwarders in Togo, which resulted in a historic settlement within the type of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the 2 nations.
The GIFF AGM noticed the election of Stephen Adjokatcher because the new GIFF President.