AfCFTA: Shippers Council moves to tackle transportation cost, exploitation by foreign shipping lines

October 14, 2021 BluePrint 0 Comments

The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, has said that members will not continue to remain at the mercy of foreign shipping lines to determine the fate of its trade and transport; through the imposition of unreasonable charges and surcharges on Nigerian economies.
Addressing participants Tuesday in Abuja, during the Union Of African Shippers’ Councils’ (UASC) Committee of Experts Meeting; Expanded Standing Committee No. 1 Meeting and Mini-Sensitization Workshop on African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Jime implored members to leverage on relevant technologies to increase efficiency, advise various governments on required policies and regulations to boost trade and transport sector and discourage the continuous implementation of processes that contribute to delays and high cost of doing business at Nigerian ports. Read More.

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