09 Feb, 2015
Dear Valued Customer,
We wish to advise you that as of March 1, 2015 the Ghana Shippers’ Authority will require an Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) document, generated at the port of
loading and covering each bill of lading for shipments arriving at seaports of Ghana.
The ASHI will be mandatory for all imports into Ghana effective as from March 1, 2015 based on Bill of Lading date. Any shipment not accompanied by a validated ASHI document cannot be cleared through Customs and the appropriate penalties as enshrined in the law may apply.
The ASHI document will be secured by the exporter from origin. It will be mandatory for all Shipping Lines operating into Ghana to quote a valid ASHI number on their
bills of lading and cargo manifests issued in respect of cargo shipped to Ghana – bill of lading effective date 1st March 2015.
The Ghana Shippers’ Authority has engaged the services of Antaser Afrique Bvba (Duboisstraat 46 – 2060 Antwerp, Belgium) as its sole worldwide general agent for the management of the ASHI system through its dedicated electronic platform – www.antaser.com Shippers are therefore requested to contact Antaser Afrique or its local sub-agents around the world for further information.
Contact information can be found on the website or alternatively by telephone on +32 38270700. You may also contact the Ghana Shippers’ Authority on +233 302 666915-7.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact your local sales office. Contact details can be found on our website www.molpower.com.