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Consider moving cargoes through Nigerian ports, NSC tells Maersk Line

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello has made a passionate appeal to the Managing Director of Maersk Line Nigeria Limited, Mr Gildas Tobouo Tobouo to consider moving its cargoes via Nigerian ports.

He made the appeal when the group paid a courtesy visit to the NSC in Lagos, recently.

Explaining the reasons behind the appeal, Bello expressed optimism that the utilisation of Nigerian ports for transit cargoes would be of immense benefit not only to shippers but the economy in general.

Bello drew the attention of Tobouo to some of the challenges facing Nigerian ports which according to him included high cargo dwell time, instability of poor automation and lack of transparency in the port operations, stressing that some of the challenges could be addressed through collaboration and dialogue.

The NSC boss commended Maersk Line for their contributions to shipping operations in the country and called for stronger strategic partnership with Maersk Line for the Kaduna dry port and other inland container depots in the country.

Responding, Tohouo expressed the readiness of his group to support the council to achieve its objectives of making the port friendly for users.

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