The World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), has honored Kanshipp Ghana Limited, one of the key companies in the freight forwarding industry, for its commitment to uphold business excellence.
The WORLDCOB is a leading international organization that encourages worldwide business development and therefore recognizes the efforts of companies for their excellence in business practice in accordance with international standards.
Kanshipp Ghana Ltd is one of the Ghanaian owned longest established and most trusted shipping agencies and has been operating continuously in the region for years; a leader in providing customs brokerage, freight forwarding and logistics support in various sectors.
As part of the ceremony, Mr James Aboagye, the Ashanti Regional Director and Yaw Owusu, the Transport Manager at Kanshipp Ghana Ltd, also received special awards for their commitment and contributions to spearhead the objectives and vision of the company.
In his remarks, Mr Nicolas Caffaro, Director of International Relations at WORLDCOB underscored the need for freight forwarders to uphold ethical standards in the discharge of their duties.
He said as part of the criteria for awarding Kanshipp Ghana, the company was selected due to the quality of their processes particularly in the area of clearing and forwarding.
Mr Caffaro noted that WORLDCOB had about 3000 members and this initiative was part of its corporate social responsibility, by issuing a certification to encourage businesses to strive for excellence.
In an interview, Mr James Aboagye, also called on government to help in terms of establishing a policy framework that would facilitate the work of freight forwarders at the port.
He said among the major challenges they encountered had to do with exchange rates.
He however commended government for the paperless port initiative, saying they acknowledge that it had helped them to receive customs classification reports within 24 hours, compared to previously when it took three days.