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Shippers’ Council Advises Shipping Lines To Set Up Desk Offices With Them

ByHybrid News

Mar 7, 2022

To enhance what he calls smooth interface with operators, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has asked shipping companies to station desk officers in the regulatory body’s office.

NSC Executive Secretary/CEO, Barr Emmanuel Jime, made the proposal when he led the Agency’s Management on a courtesy visit to CMA CGM Nigeria Shipping Limited in Lagos.

According to a release by Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju, the agency’s image maker, Jime stated that the desk officers would share with NSC challenges facing them in their operations.

NSC as Port Economic Regulator, desires seamless operations for service providers and their customers.

He commended the company for embracing digitization in its operations, noting that Shippers’ Council was delighted with equipment currently in use by CMA CGM at their facility.

The NSC, Jime disclosed, is promoting Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) and Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) to aid the development of transportation infrastructure in the country.

In his response, the Managing Director of CMA CGM, Lionel Odeyer expressed appreciation for the visit by NSC’s Management.

He pointed at deplorable access roads to the ports, congestion and delay experienced in returning empties as major challenges facing the business in Nigeria.

Odeyer sought the support and partnership of NSC for sensitization of shippers. He said the development of Lekki Deep Seaport would aid the shipping trade in Nigeria, describing the port as a game- changer.

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