News & Events

OUR PERSPECTIVE ON PORT EFFICIENCY

Ports are no longer regarded as only the nodes that ships and goods are handled, but within the uncertain and highly volatile maritime industry they become economic competitive areas for all port stakeholders. 

By the effects of globalization and technological developments, ports as the interchange points between different modes of transport are forced to increase efficiency and sustain their competitive edges. 

 

Coming into Equity…

GIFF Constitution 2016

The GIFF Constituion for 2016 is now available at the offices of GIFF National Secretariat. 

All members should endeavour to get a copy and review for clarity on the following:

  • STANDARD TRADING CONDITIONS
  • STANDING ORDERS OF MEETINGS
  • CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
  • MANAGEMENT CODE

A link will be made available soon for the PDF version

THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

Trade facilitation has emerged as a key factor for international trade efficiency and the economic development of countries. This is due to its impact on competitiveness and market integration and its increasing importance in attracting direct foreign investments. Over the last decade, it has gained prominence in the international political agenda which has culminated in the conclusion of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation. 

The potential ease of clearing processes the TFA will deliver can be accessed by the Importer too.

GIFF Represented at RAME 2017

The 17th edition of the FIATA Annual Conference for the Middle Africa Region -Orient (RAME 2017) took place from 4 to 6 May 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM) under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

The international meeting of Freight Forwarders offered the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the world.

GIFF Recommendations to Shippers

Because the country's laws allow freedom of company registration, there may be few companies which though legally registered, are not members of Giff. As such they are not bound by GIFF's rules for its members, and therefore not subject to the Institute's oversight. If in doubt ask to see the agent's membership card which all GIFF members are required to carry when engaged in the service of their companies. The following guidelines are however drawn up for guidance of customers when they need to deal with freight forwarders.

EDUCATION

Ghana’s vision is to become a major logistics centre in the West-Central Africa Sub-region. If Ghana is to become successful among other aspiring logistics centres in the sub-region, it is important to provide an adequate infrastructure and sufficient manpower for the various services related to transportation of cargoes and logistics management. Also individual companies must enhance the efficiency and quality of their services in order to survive in a competitive logistics business environment.
 

Annual General Meetings

Each year, GIFF members from all over the country travel to a chosen venue. to attend the Annual General Meeting. It is an opportunity for the GIFF members to receive copies of the Institute's accounts as well as reviewing fiscal information for the past year and asking any questions regarding the directions the Institute will take in the future.. At the AGM  GIFF members work on their leadership skills and character development. And, they meet new friends and have a lots of fun!

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