Container Shipping to Ghana

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International Container Shipping to Ghana

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Ghana.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Ghana: Accra, Asamankese, Kumasi, Tamale, Tarkwa.

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Ghana has been a WTO member since 1995.

Import Documentation
Import goods must be accompanied with an import declaration form. The importer must also complete a designated customs entry form and present a bill of lading from the foreign exporter, a commercial invoice, an import declaration form (IDF), bank of ghana form (A1) and pre-shipment inspection (PSI) certificate. Other documents required are income tax certificate, shipper's notification form and a packing list.

Free Trade Zones
The free zone consists of a plot of land near Tema Steelworks, Ltd. In the Greater Accra Region and two other sites located at Mpintsin and Ashiem, near Takoradi. The seaports of Tema and Takoradi, as well as the Kotoka International Airport, and all the lands related to these areas are a part of the free zone.Among the incentives for free zone companies are a ten-year corporate tax holiday and zero duty on its imports. To further facilitate operations in the zones, nationals of OECD countries, Canada, East Asian countries and the Republic of South Africa can, in principle and with sufficient advance notice, obtain entry visas at the airport, although this process does not always work well. All foreign employees of businesses established under the program will require work and residence permits.
Tel: 233-21-670534/670532
Fax: 233-21-670536

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20’ and 40’ containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don’t have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Here are the estimated costs on importing your container from United States to the ports in Ghana:

 20’ Container 40’ Container Transit Time
 East Coast - Takoradi  $3,118.00 $4,653.00 30
 West Coast - Takoradi $3,797.00 $5,730.00 45
 East Coast - Tema $2,735.00 $3,535.00 30
 West Coast - Tema $3,830.00 $5,120.00 45

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.