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NWADINAMUO AUGUSTINE

The Shippers’ Association of Lagos State (SALS) has said that it will intensify efforts at getting the federal government to grant more concessions which it said may be in the form of 100 per cent duty waiver for industries.
The President of the association, Rev. Jonathan Nicol who made declaration while speaking at an event to mark the 1st Shippers’ Day Celebration in Lagos with the theme,” Working Towards A New Port Order: The Journey So Far”, also called for the re- establishment of Price Control Board.

NWADINAMUO AUGUSTINE

Stakeholders in the maritime industry have again bemoaned incessant alerts that trail cargo clearance in the Nigerian seaports describing the situation as a clog in the wheel of progress in the business of shipping in Nigeria.
The stakeholders made the observation at a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service at Apapa Lagos to appraise the performance of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) which clocked one year in operation last on December.

…Says agencies not allowed to execute their mandate

THE Maritime Advocacy and Action Group (MAAG) has accused politicians as well as some perceived powerful stakeholders in the Maritime sector of thwarting the efforts of some government agencies operating in the sector in carrying out the mandates given to them by the Acts establishing them.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Daily Champion, the National Coordinator of MAAG, Alhassan Dantata stated that with what was happening in the case between some freight forwarding associations in the maritime industry and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on one hand and the legal action instituted by the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) against the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on the other hand, it was obvious that efforts were on to disallow some government agencies from carrying out their mandates.

The Chairman, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) Apapa Chapter, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko has said that the Apapa Joint Freight Forwarding Associations which recently withdrew its services at the AP Moller Terminal (APMT) and ENL Terminal both in Apapa achieved 70%  of its  demands before returning to duty..

Chairman, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Apapa Chapter, Dr. Fred Ajuzie has absolved the National leadership of NAGAFF and of all the associations that took part in the suspended withdrawal of service embarked upon recently by freight forwarders against APMT and ENL .
It has been alleged that but for compromise on the part of some of the National Officers of some the protesting association, the strike would have continued to some certain extent.

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