Ghana Ports to implement maritime single window initiative starting in April

Plans are underway for the launch of a maritime single window program in Ghana to streamline vessel clearance at ports. This digital platform will enhance information sharing among shipping lines and regulatory agencies, aligning with international standards. Stakeholders are being briefed on the system's benefits and functionality ahead of its phased rollout in April.
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Stakeholders recently gathered for a meeting to discuss the upcoming rollout of Ghana’s Maritime Single Window program, aimed at streamlining vessel clearance at the country’s ports. The digital platform will allow shipping lines and regulatory agencies to share information related to vessel clearance, in compliance with the International Maritime Organisation’s FAL Convention.

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has been leading engagements with various parties involved, including Shipping Agents, Customs, Port Health, and other regulatory bodies, to prepare for the phased implementation of the maritime single window in April. The platform will focus specifically on vessel clearance, differentiating it from the Integrated Customs Management System used for cargo clearance.

Representatives from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and Ghana Maritime Authority expressed their readiness for the implementation of the vessel clearance system, emphasizing the importance of efficient vessel clearance for trade facilitation. The Ghana Maritime Authority sees the adoption of the single window system as a positive step towards enhancing vessel clearance processes and is excited to implement the program in line with international standards.

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