News CBN lists Kaduna ICD on E-form ‘M’ By maritimemag July 4, 2018 ShareTweet 0 ABIOLA Seun | The Kaduna Inland Container Depot has been listed on the form M electronic platform of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In a statement over the weekend by the company, the federal government through the Federal ministry of Transportation has notified FIATA over the establishment of the dryport. The statement read, “The port has been listed on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Electronic Form M platform. The Federal Ministry of Transport has also notified the Federation Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimiles/International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations of the establishment of the dryport. “We have received a lot of enquiries from importers, exporters, shipping companies and freight forwarders, who are eager to patronise the port. We are in discussions with them and we expect these to materialise within the normal international trade cycle”. “We hereby reiterate to our stakeholders that due to the dedication of the members of the Ministerial Implementation Committee, full-scale operations will soon commence at the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, as efforts to achieve the smooth commencement of import and export operations from the dry port are at the final stage,” it added. It stated that the port operators and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council held a stakeholders’ engagement forum the same month to discuss the modalities for dry port operations with importers, exporters, shipping companies, freight forwarding agents and other operators to facilitate the smooth take-off of the dry port. The statement said, “The Nigeria Customs Service, Nigerian Railway Corporation and Nigerian Ports Authority were also key participants in the forum due to the strategic roles they will play in the operation of dry ports in Nigeria. “Since the inauguration, the Kaduna Inland Dry Port has been granted D001 by the Nigeria Custom Service and the Nigerian Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS 2) platform has also been installed at the port.” © 2018, maritimemag. All rights reserved.