Nigerian Shippers’ Council Partners ICPC, NPA on Vessel Reception at Nigerian Ports

Nigerian Shippers’ Council Partners ICPC, NPA on Vessel Reception at Nigerian Ports

By ZION Olalekan

The Nigerian Shippers Council has said that it is working with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to ensure efficient ship reception at Nigerian ports.

Executive Secretary of the Council, Barr Hassan Bello stated this in a chat that the council is equally making moves to ensure trucking companies are unified under one single agency in order to eradicate rickety trucks operating at Nigerian Ports.

Bello disclosed that “The council is working in conjunction with Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) to see that vessels reception is in good condition”

“So the port must be efficient, there has to be reasonable price, port must have tolerant time for vessel, it must have vessel reception and it must be transparent so that investors like you and who are importers will know the cost to pay.

“We are working with the automotive agencies to make sure we have a way, but first of all establish trucking companies, each of these companies must have a minimum of six trucks for them to operate at the port and we have them now. We have new companies coming in with new trucks and these trucks have to be checked to see they comply with standard. Do they have the tracking method even the weight they take?” he quipped.

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