Takoradi Port Announces A Reduction In Anchorage Fees

Management of Takoradi Port have effected some favourable reduction in anchorage charges for shipping agents, in a bid to beat down the cost of doing business in the port of Takoradi for their clients.

The charges have been slashed down from $0.0187 per metric tonnes to $0.015 per metric tonnes.

Speaking at an end of year stakeholder meeting organized by the Port on Thursday, December 13th 2018, Director of the Port of Takoradi, Captain Ebenezer Afedzie hinted that to further reduce the cost of doing business through the Port of Takoradi, the port anchorage fees has been reduced from $0.0187/mt to $0.015/mt.

Additionally, negotiations he said are at very advanced stages to review downward water supply charges at the Port.

Recounting some successes chalked by the Takoradi Port for the year 2018, Captian Afedzie mentioned that an increase of 642,150 metric tonnes in cargo traffic was recorded between January to October, as compared to same period in 2017. The rise he said represents a 10 percent change between 2017 and 2018.

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