Executive Body
2012-2013

Trustees

  • Mr. Clinton Williams
  • Mr. Chris Fernandes
  • Mr. Malcolm Bascom

Managing Committee

  • Chairman
    Mr. Desmond Sears
  • Vice Chairman
    Mr. Julian Archer
  • Member
    Mr. Andrew Astwood
  • Member
    Mr. Bernie Fernandes
  • Member
    Mrs. Glenys Hodge
  • Member
    Mr. Richard Van Sluytman
  • Member
    Mr. Donald Murray
  • Member
    Mr. Raymond Ferreira
  • Member
    Mr. Robin Muneshwer
  • Member
    Mr. Gidel Thomside
  • Member
  • Christopher Sukhai

Administrative Secretary/Treasurer

  • Mr. Ian D’Anjou

Welcome to the Shipping Association of Guyana

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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Marad asked to Resuscitate Maritime Security Committee

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Written by Administrator | 24.11.11

COMMENT

For as long as one can remember no major rehabilitation has taken place in the central harbor of Port Georgetown which is the hub of trading activities in the country.  Terminal operators, shipping companies and their agents have been lobbying the Maritime Administration Department for some time in an effort to bring relief for navigators in the Demerara channel.

With a low tide draught of 4.5 metres, vessels are forced to enter or leave with half their full loads which results in less exports and imports and higher freight costs over which operators have no control. It is known that higher costs always trickle down to the end user. The Dredger owned by the Maritime Administration Department, the ‘Steve N’, is approximately 30 years old and has become less productive, struggling to carry out even routine dredging and would definitely not be able to undertake the capital dredging that is needed.

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