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Sierra Leone Ports Authority – IMO 2020

Sierra Leone Ports Authority – IMO 2020

The Sierra Leone Ports Authority, in consultation with the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, implements IMO 2020 with effect from today, 15th July 2021. The timeline for implementation is: 15 July              Implementation with period of grace until end of August...

1% VAT change in Ghana with immediate effect

The Parliament of Ghana has passed new tax laws to be implemented in 2021. One of these laws that will affect our business is the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy Act, 2021 (Act 1068) which states that: Effective from May 1st, corporate organisations must impose a 1%...
OMA Group Signs Neptune Declaration

OMA Group Signs Neptune Declaration

Together with 650 other signatories, OMA Group is proud to be the first Africa-based ship agency company to sign The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change, which is an initiative of the Global Maritime Forum. Dedicated to overcoming the crisis in...
Armed Guards supplied at Cotonou Port

Armed Guards supplied at Cotonou Port

From 21st January 2020, Cotonou Port Authority will supply armed guards free of charge for vessels calling at Cotonou port meeting the following conditions: All vessels calling at Cotonou port must appoint a licensed shipping agent. The shipping agent must introduce...