The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tincan Island Port, yesterday, took delivery of two Nuctech mobile scanners MT1213DE with accessories to boost examination and clearing of cargoes at the port.
According to the press statement by the Spokesperson of the command SC Uche Ejesieme, the scanner arrived on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China.
The Command’s Area Controller, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, who took delivery of the consignment, said the integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports was in line with global best practice for trade facilitation.
According to him, the key objective of deploying scanners was to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods, which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens as well as inconveniences for both the importers and the Customs operations.
Abdullahi, while expressing excitement on the development, extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the Customs under the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali and his management team for the procurement of the scanners.
He further assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there would be an increase in cargo handling for better efficiency.