News Flash for International Household goods shipments to Ghana

Ghana: Process for Advance Shipment Information (ASHI)

Rainier Overseas Movers wishes to inform you that for all shipments with a Bill of Lading dated from March 1, 2015, the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) is implementing the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) for all shipments bound for the seaports of Ghana, transit cargoes included.

As from this date, each Bill of Lading (OBL) for maritime shipments to Ghanaian seaports will need to be covered by a validated ASHI number. It is possible to pre-validate and obtain an ASHI number to include on the OBL, after which the ASHI needs to be validated within seven working days.

For this purpose, the GSA signed a representation agreement with Antaser Afrique, who will be in charge of the issuance and validation of the ASHI through its dedicated website

The Antaser web-application for Ghana will open in the course of this week.

Please note that the ASHI number needs to be mentioned on the Bill of Lading. Cargoes not covered by a valid ASHI will not be cleared through the Ghana Customs and appropriate fines will be charged.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rainier Overseas Movers….your international household goods moving specialists since 1979.