HeadlinesNews Advocacy for maritime development seeks collaboration with port task team against anomalies in port By maritimemag February 11, 2022 ShareTweet 0 Segun Oladipupo Association for Maritime Development of Nigeria has taken up the gauntlet to collaborate with the Port Standing Task Team (PSST), executors of the Nigerian Port Project Manual (NPPM) to unearth the ills in the cargo clearance process in Nigerian ports The motive, according to the association, is to create enabling environment for businesses in the port to thrive. The National President of the group, Segun Alabi, while briefing press on the outcome of a meeting with the National Coordinator of the Project, Mr. Moses Fadipe in Lagos in Thursday, stated that the group was ready to collaborate with the Task team in terms of information sharing. Alabi told journalists that as critical stakehokders in the maritime industry and as ones that operate in the port on daily basis, the information at the disposal of members of the group could be trusted. Earlier, he said he specifically took the case of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to the task team because of its problematic nature arising from different reports on the table of the Association. “We specifically brought the issue of MSC because we found out that of all the liners, MSC happens to be the problematic one from our own findings, from our importers judging from the various reports submitted to us “Apart from that, we discussed generally about the efficiency in the port and he told us some of the things they have been doing since last year, it was a wonderful testimony we got from there. “The National Coordinator showed a lot of zeal. Like I said, if a man that knows the job engages you, you will know he really knows the job. ” From the way he spoke to us today, I have no doubt in my mind that we are talking to the right man and we will continue to engage him so that at the end of the day, everybody will have a better touch “We want to collaborate with them in the area of information sharing. We operate in the port and we have first hand information and we can give them information and such information can be trusted because we are critical stakeholders, we are customs licensed and accredited by CRFFN,” he stated. © 2022, maritimemag. All rights reserved.