By Peter Usman//:
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Nigeria Port Authority, NPA and other relevant stakeholders have deliberated on how to achieve a more organised system and orderly export arrangement and execution at NPA Lagos.
This came as a result of constant complaints from exporters on loss incurred due to over-delay of consignments before access into the ports, which at times rendered products unwholesome and subsequently rejects.
In a statement made available to IDEALPOSTS, the gridlock as a result of cargo congestion and access roads to the ports in Lagos has become a recurring decimal and an issue of great concern to export development and promotion in Nigeria.
According to the statement, the discussion was led by the ED/CEO, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, MD of NPA, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, President, MANEG, Mr. Ede Dafinone, President, FACAN and Dr. Victor Iyama.
Other stakeholders were representatives of the Nigerian Customs, NAQS, Freight Forwarders, Terminal Operators, Barge Operators, Custom Licenced Agents, Shippers, Exporters and many others.
It said, “Based on the above and the recent notice of non-receipt of cargoes by NPA for the next 14 days, NEPC and NPA led stakeholders and parties involved to deliberate on how to achieve a more organised system and orderly export arrangement and execution”
From the discussions and proffered solutions, it is expected that a seamless process on how exporters would get their export containers with genuine and correct documents to the ports shall be achieved.