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MARITIME AGENCIES ADOPT MODALITIES TO ADDRESS OVERLAPPING FUNCTIONS

MARITIME AGENCIES ADOPT MODALITIES TO ADDRESS OVERLAPPING FUNCTIONS

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Parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Transportation have agreed on modalities for handling areas of overlap in their responsibilities. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos after a meeting of heads of the parastatals at the headquarters of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).  Jamoh said the agreement followed the work of a ministerial committee, stressing that meetings like this are necessary to build synergy and create the right atmosphere for the overall progress of the economy.  He stated, “We have held the inaugural meeting for improved synergy and we hope to hold it on a monthly basis for the next four months. Due to the proximity of our corporate headquarters to each, a lot...
SHIPPERS COUNCIL SLASHES PORT CHARGES BY 34 PERCENT

SHIPPERS COUNCIL SLASHES PORT CHARGES BY 34 PERCENT

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The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, yesterday disclosed that it has slashed port charges by 34 percent thereby redirecting Nigerian bound cargoes hitherto diverted to ports of neighbouring countries. Speaking at the third annual Ministerial stakeholders meeting in Lagos, Executive Secretary of the Council, Mr. Hassan Bello said that the processing of further production is ongoing. Although, the Council was silent on the details on the reduction of port charges he, however said that the container cleaning fee that was collected by shipping firms from importers has been cancelled. Bello said that negotiation with terminal operators and shipping companies with regards to port charges is going on adding that with time more of the charges will be reduced. He said: ‘We have reduce...