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Internet Disruptions: Freight Forwarders in Tema demand waivers on demurrages due to delays

Internet Disruptions: Freight Forwarders in Tema demand waivers on demurrages due to delays

Ghana News
Importers and freight forwarders at the Tema Port are demanding waivers from shipping lines for rent, storage, and demurrages caused by delays in clearing cargo. These delays are attributed to disruptions in internet services nationwide. Ghana has been experiencing such disruptions for several days, attributed by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to outages on multiple submarine fibre optic cables connecting the country. In 2018, the government introduced a paperless system aimed at curbing financial leakages at the ports, implemented by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. According to freight forwarders and importers, the disruption of internet services, which is crucial for the paperless regime at the ports, has significantly impacted cargo clearance at ...

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