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11.04.2012 Business & Finance

GSA urges importers to provide accurate data on goods

By GNA
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Takoradi, April 11, GNA -The Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA) on Wednesday appealed to importers and clearing agents transacting business at the Takoradi Port to provide genuine documents and accurate information on their goods towards reducing pressure at the port.

Ms Monica Josiah, the Western Regional Manager of the GSA, was reacting to reports that there was pressure at the Takoradi Port, which had made some supply vessels supporting the Jubilee Oilfields to redirect traffic to the neighbouring countries to offload their cargoes.

She, however, admitted that there was pressure at the port due to the oil exploration at the Jubilee fields coupled with inadequate berthing space.

She explained that it would take some time for the port expansion project to be completed.

Ms Josiah said to temporarily reduce the pressure at the port, importers, clearing agents, destination inspection companies and those transacting business at the port must provide accurate data on their goods to avoid undue delays.

It is estimated that it costs 30,000 dollars a day for delayed offloading of traffic at the port and this had caused huge financial burden on importers and businesses.

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