Anas Aremeyaw Anas grabs Shipper's Award for anti-corruption crusade

Anas Aremeyaw Anas grabs Shipper's Award for anti-corruption crusade
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Joy Business
Date: 04-07-2017 Time: 02:07:52:pm

Ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was awarded at the just ended maiden Ghana Shippers Awards for his outstanding work in crusading against corruption.

This was in recognition of his investigative work at the Tema Port in 2011 which brought major changes in port operations and brought to the fore the loopholes through which the nation was losing millions of cedis.

He was excited that his hard work has been recognised and called on government not to relent in its effort to sanitise port operations and make it more transparent to help attract investors into the country.

Mr Anas on the night also had an award named after him, The Anas Aremeyaw Anas Award for Transparency, which he personally presented to West Blue Consulting.

The Anas Aremeyaw Anas Award for Transparency which will be presented annually is given to an individual, organisation or institution implementing innovative initiatives that promote transparency and accountability in the Shipping industry.

The award winner must be seen as an inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message; corruption can be challenged.

Over 20 companies won various awards with McDan Shipping and BenMarine Services Limited winning three awards apiece.

Other companies that won awards on the night include GCNet, WestBlue Consulting, Swissport Ghana Limited, Air Ghana, Ghana Airport Company Limited, Transglobal Logistics, Aramex, Amaris Terminal and Nestle Ghana Limited.

The top ten most transparent shippers for the year 2016 were also recognised with GOIL being the most transparent shipper.

Other companies that made the list are Vivo Energy Ghana Limited, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, Star Oil Company Limited, Zen Petroleum Limited, Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, Royal Bow Company Limited, Wilmar Africa Limited, Olam Ghana Limited and B 5 - Plus Limited.

The Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, was optimistic that the awards will motivate industry to lift up their game and also deliver quality service to clients.

He reiterated government’s commitment to support projects that will uplift the image of the shipping industry on the international scene and was going to do so through public-private partnership.

Ms Benonita Bismarck, CEO of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority said the awards cut across industries and provides a platform to recognize individuals and companies that play a significant role in the growth and development of the industry.


She praised the awards for also recognising the key functions within the industry that promote growth and sustainability.

Speaking to the press after the awards, Latif Abubakar, CEO of Globe Productions, organisers of the awards, expressed great satisfaction and congratulated winners and all nominees for the feat chalked.

He was hopeful the awards will go a long way to increase the healthy competition in the industry.

Below is a list of winners of the Ghana Shippers Awards – 2017

  1. ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS TRANSPARENCY AWARDS - WEST BLUE CONSULTING
  2. COURIER SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR- ARAMEX
  3. BREAK BULK OPERATOR OF THE YEAR - GMT SHIPPING
  4. AIR FREIGHT SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - AIR GHANA
  5. SEA FREIGHT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING AGENCIES LIMITED
  6. AIR CARGO CARRIER OF THE YEAR - TURKISH AIRLINE
  7. FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR - BAJ FREIGHT
  8. EXCELLENCE IN HSEQ AWARD - GHANA AIRPORTS COMPANY LIMITED
  9. EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - MCDAN SHIPPING CO. LTD
  10. PROMISING FREIGHT FORWARDING COMPANY OF THE YEAR - TRANSGLOBAL LOGISTICS
  11.  PROMISING CEO OF THE YEAR - DR. KOFI AMOAH-ABBAN
  12. TERMINAL OF THE YEAR  - APM TERMINALS GHANA LTD
  13. BRAND OF THE YEAR - MCDAN SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED
  14. TRADE FACILITATION COMPANY OF THE YEAR - GCNET
  15. LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - CONSOLIDATED SHIPPING AGENCIES LIMITED
  16. REPORTER OF THE YEAR - KEN MORNAH (THE NEW MARITIME & TRANSPORT DIGEST and STARR FM)
  17. FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - GUARANTY TRUST BANK
  18. MARITIME & LOGISTICS INSURER OF THE YEAR - STAR ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
  19. CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD - DAMCO LOGISTICS GHANA LIMITED
  20. CEO OF THE YEAR - DR. NORTEY OMABOE, GCNET
  21. EXPORTER OF THE YEAR - BARRY CALLEBAUT GHANA LIMITED
  22. IMPORTER OF THE YEAR - TOTAL PETROLEUM GHANA LIMITED
  23.  SHIPPER OF THE YEAR - NESTLE GHANA LIMITED
  24. SHIPPING LINE OF THE YEAR - MAERSK LINE
  25. SHIPPING AGENT OF THE YEAR - GRIMALDI GHANA LIMITED
  26. GROUND HANDLING – AIR CARGO OF THE YEAR - SWISSPORT GHANA LIMITED
  27. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - DR. DANIEL MCKORLEY  - MCDAN SHIPPING
  28. EMERGING BRAND OF THE YEAR - DAMCO RIGWORLD
  29. BULK DISTRIBUTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR - BULK OIL STORAGE AND TRANSPORTATION CO. LTD
  30. PRODUCT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR - OMNI BANK (OMNI CARGO)
  31. MARITIME MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR - EYE ON THE PORT
  32. INDIGENOUS MARINE COMPANY OF THE YEAR - BENMARINE SERVICES LIMITED
  33. DOMESTIC COURIER SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - BLUE CHIP
  34. PROMISING TERMINAL OF THE YEAR - AMARIS TERMINAL
  35. PROMISING LOGISTICS COMPANY OF THE YEAR - DAMCO RIGWORLD
  36. PROMISING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - BERNARD LOMOTEY  AGBLOE (BENMARINE SERVICES LIMITED)
  37. HAULIER OF THE YEAR - APEX SHIPPING & COMMERCIAL CO. LTD
  38. PROJECT/HEAVY LIFT FORWARDER THE YEAR - JONMOORE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
  39.  PROMISING MARINE SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR  - BENMARINE  SERVICES LIMITED
  40.  MARINE SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - SEA AND SHORE LIMITED
  41.  NATIONAL CHAMPION - SHIPPING, PORT POLICY& REGIONAL MARITIME POLICY REFORMS - MR. MAGNUS TEYE ADDICO
  42.  STRATEGIC CHAMPION - SHIPPER SERVICES AND INT. MARITIME LEGISLATIVE REFORMS - DR. KOFI MBIAH
  43.  PORT SECTOR REFORMS AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION - MR. BEN OWUSU-MENSAH
  44.  COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND PRIVATE SECTOR CHAMPION - ALHAJI ASUMA BANDA
  45.   INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD - GHANA PORTS AND HABOUR AUTHORITY
  46.   INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD - GHANA MARITIME AUTHORITY
  47.   INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD - GHANA AIRPORTS COMPANY LIMITED
  48.   ANTI-CORRUPTION CRUSADE - ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS