Shipping is the process of moving goods by sea using a ship from one international or local location to another. This system of transporting goods or items is preferred by most people because of the possibility of moving bulky items.
Ghana being a coastal country has seen the emergence of some shipping companies which are responsible for transporting all the items from other countries into the country.
Top 10 Shipping Companies in Ghana
The shipping companies are also responsible for planning, implementing as well as controlling procedures for the effective movement and storage of goods into the country from their point of origin.
So let’s take a look into the top 10 shipping companies in Ghana.
1. McDan Shipping Company
This company has been rated as one of the best shipping companies in the country. They have been operating in Ghana for more than 10 years. With their affiliation with World Cargo Alliance, McDan has been able to gain access to more than 2000 seaports across the world.
They have operations in the United States of America, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom and so many other countries.
It is the 1st company in Ghana to receive the license to handle Chartered cargo flight.
2. Gold Line Shipping
The company is one of the few shipping companies in the country that are into the transportation of Gold. They have been strategically situated to offer shipping services in the country. They have operations in the UK and Israel.
They are rated as one of the best in the country because of their top-notch customer services.
3. OMA Group
The OMA group has been in the business of shipping for more than 30 years and they have been able to meet the needs of Ghanaian entrepreneurs over the years. They also have operation in Mauritania, Cameroon, Benin and Togo making them one of the most competitive shipping companies across West Africa.
4. Mediterranean Shipping Company
When it comes to shipping, this company is not only a leader in Ghana, it is a global leader in the industry with operations in more than 155 countries of the world and a staff strength of about 70,000 qualified professionals.
The head office in Switzerland and they have base operations in the US, Australia, Germany and South Africa.
5. Apex Shipping
This company was established in 1998, giving them over 21 years of experience in the industry. As they grew over the years, they have been able to expand their services to other ports in Ghana as Takoradi and Accra-Kotoka International Airport.
6. Global Cargo
This company is an expert when it comes to handling shipments as well as consolidating cargo across the world. They have been operating in the country for more than a decade now and they operate also in the United Kingdom, Belgium, South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates.
They are one of the most trusted freight companies in Ghana.
7. DHL Express
One of the most popular freight companies in the world, DHL is also well established and they provide quality services to their clients in almost all the countries of the world.
They are into the shipment of goods as well as personal parcels and they have opened the country to the rest of the world with their top-notch services carried out by their well-qualified professionals who are regularly trained by the company.
8. FedEX Ghana
The company is a pioneer when it comes to express delivery and they are one of the industry leaders, not only in Ghana, but across the world. They have operations in about 220 countries of the world, connecting markets, households and businesses.
They have been in operation for years and well trusted by business people in Ghana to have their goods shipped from different parts of the world without the hassles experienced with some other lines.
9. APK Ghana
This company was established in the year 2010 and it is a privately owned courier company. They merged with BKB Couriers and they have since become one of the household names when it comes to delivering goods across the country.
10. Achiever Logistics
The company was established in the year 2012 and it is one of the fastest growing companies in Ghana that are involved in clearing and forwarding. They are involved in project logistics, freight forwarding, and relocation services and so on.
11. Baj Freights and Logistics
The company was established in the year 2009 and it is privately owned Ghanaian company. It was established as a partnership among three persons: Joe Biney, Ato Quagraine and Bart Fred Simpson.
They started with just 15 members on their staff and now they have expanded to become one of the most valuable companies in freight forwarding in Ghana.
12. Freight Masters
This is a shipping agency based in Tema. They are an emerging company and they have been reported to be one of the fastest growing in the industry.
13. Modern World Logistics
This is one of the privately owned Ghanaian logistic companies and it was headed by one MR Addai Solomon, who brought his wealth of experience into the company after working Gateway Logistics where he moved from a clerk to become a manager.
The mission of this company is commitment to service and provide quality logistics with pragmatic human approach. They aim to achieve this by establishing direct and personal contacts with all their customers.
Their members are motivated and are always encouraged to work towards for the betterment of the company and their services to their customers.
15. China Ocean Shipping
Although this company does not have any base operation in Ghana or any other West African country, but they have been involved in the shipping of goods to this region for many decades.
After its takeover of China Shipping Container Lines, COSCO became the 4th largest shipping company in the world, the largest outside of Europe and just one the only four shipping firms that can boast of a total capacity of more than 1 million TEU.
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