New District Inducted in Sunyani

As part of the expansion policy of the Ghana Institute of Freight
Forwarders, the administration has moved to induct a new and growing district in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
The Sunyani District is made up of 5 border posts; namely, Gonokrom, Kofibadukrom, Oseikojokrom, Akrankwanta and Sampa.

The ratification of the induction will happen at the 2017 AnnualGeneral Meeting of the institute.

GIFF Education Collaboration with UCC


In a bid to collaborate and strengthen ties with an accredited tertiary institution in the country, 

the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has reached out to the University of Cape Coast, one of Ghana’s premier universities 

which runs a course in Marketing and Supply Chain at the School Of Business. 

After initial discussions between the two institutions at the UCC Business School, a 10 month roadmap has been created to arrive

at an MOU with a follow up meeting held at the GIFF National offices.

GIFF Signs MOU with MFFA

OAK signing MOU
MOU signed

The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Academy (MFFA).
The purpose of the MOU is to establish a common framework for the development of cooperation in transport and logistics training between MFFA and GIFF.
This MOU was signed at the just ended FIATA RAME meeting held in Morocco.
GIFF was represented by its president, Mr. Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah and the MFFA by Mr. Tahri Rachid

GIFF Executive IT Seminars Take Off


The first session of the GIFF Executive IT Seminars has taken off.   The IT seminars have been designed to equip participants with foundational skills in Word Processing, Using Spreadsheets and How to Use Presentation Software. Additional modules that are also taught include the GIFF ERP System, Practical Customs Documentation and Other operational ICT Tools.


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:


A link will be made available soon for the PDF version


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.