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World Maritime Day 2015

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Written by Administrator | 24.09.15

WMD 2015

World Maritime Day 2015 will be observed under the theme, “Maritime Education and Training”. This year’s theme is even more fitting at a time when the Shipping Association of Guyana is zooming in on its advocacy for the shipping industry in Guyana especially as it relates to the modernization of the ports in Georgetown. SAG has, in the past, endeavored to focus attention on the importance of maritime safety and security, and to emphasize on the development of linkages within the local commercial sector. The Shipping Association believes that education and training are essential for the long term sustainability of the sector, both at sea and on-shore. It is with this in mind, that the Association has placed some emphasis on its own training programmes over the past year.

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2013 Projected to be a watershed year for Guyana’s Shipping Association

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Written by Shipping Association of Guyana | 25.01.13

The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) is determined to make 2013 a watershed year that brings to fruition the wide-ranging programmes that were conceived and germinated in the past two years.  The upgrade and modernization of the Demerara Port in Georgetown, the main hub of Guyana’s international trading activities, will continue to take center stage.

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Container Scanner in Full Operation

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Written by Administrator | 24.11.11

The Guyana Revenue Authority has acquired a fixed container scanner from Rapiscan Systems that was put into operation last May. The unique piece of equipment is located in the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNSC) compound and the GRA said it has been constantly revising schedules and operations to overcome the initial teething problems.

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SAG Supports Single Window Automated System for Gra

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Written by Administrator | 24.11.11

In an effort to foster improvements in trading activities in Guyana, the Shipping Association of Guyana has been vigorously advocating for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to implement a single window for trade transactions in Guyana.  Head of the GRA, Khurshid Sattaur, said at a business meeting with exporters last May that funds were made available for the implementation the first stage of the intricate, fully computerised state-of-the-art Single Window Automated Processing System (SWAPS). The electronic system is expected bring significant benefits for both the GRA and the business owners who utilize the Customs’ services.

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Increased Cruise Visits an Encouraging Sign

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Written by Administrator | 24.11.11

The Cruise industry in Guyana has seen some increase in arrivals at local shores this year. The SAGA PEARL II called at GNSC’s La Penitence wharf in February with some 352 passengers and 268 crew for a one-day stopover  On 12th March, the sleek, elegant 100 m ‘yacht’, Le Levant docked at the Guyana National Industrial Company’s (GNIC) terminal.  GNIC is the local authorised cargo handler for the CMA-CGM Group to which the Levant belongs, and GNSC is the local agent for Saga Shipping of the UK. The MV Clelia II also docked at the GNSC terminal in April having sailed to Guyana from Sao Luis, one of the tributaries that flow off the Amazon River in neighbouring Brazil.

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