By Emeka Anaeto, Enterprise Editor
In its battles to make sure sanity and equity within the nation’s ports financial system, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, has hinted that it will press for the suspension of demurrage and different costs on behalf of shippers.
This adopted lengthy standing harsh atmosphere the importers and exporters utilizing Apapa ports have been subjected to by the full collapse of street infrastructure within the space.
Government Secretary of NSC, Mr Hassan Bello, stated the horrible situation of the roads has made it not possible for shippers to clear items from terminals throughout the three days allowed in addition to return empty containers inside 4 days.
No importer has been in a position to meet this requirement for years now as a result of state of the roads in addition to the inefficient port companies. However the importers are pressured to pay for the deficiencies in type of demurrage and different terminal costs by delivery corporations.
In a press release, yesterday, NSC’s Head of Public Relations, Rakiya Zubairu, stated, “The situation of the roads has resulted in a standstill visitors across the ports thereby irritating the power of the shippers to carry out their obligations.”