The Maritime Agency Ltd. was founded in 1989 and its activities are centered around the Banjul Ports customs clearance and cargo handling from shipping lines and aircraft. It is both a liner agent and port agent with representatives in Takoradi, Tema and Kumasi. The shipping agency is part of the African Maritime Agencies (AMA), who are a group of independent companies located near the sea ports on the African Atlantic coastline. Their work is mostly around freight forwarding and stevedore, i.e. bulk or tanker carriers, liner shipping services and RORO.