Rail evacuation of cargo:
Shippers’ Council brokers meeting between NRC and APMT
*Monitors compliance on safety measures at seaports
By Udeme Clement :
In an effort to enhance operational efficiency and to encourage multimodal approach to cargo evacuation, especially within this period, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) recently paid a working visit to APM Terminal, the biggest container terminal in Nigeria.
During the visit, the Council brokered a meeting between Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and the terminal on rail evacuation of cargo, which has been the temporarily suspended.
The meeting was successful, as both parties pledged to abide with the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) already established.
NSC will closely monitor developments.
NSC Management there after, in company of Port Health officials, visited the commercial offices of APMT to observe compliance with health and safety protocols issued by the authorities.
Mr. Najeem Salami addressed the freightforwarders on importance of adhering to protocols for staying healthy in this season of COVID-19 while demonstrating proper ways to practice social distancing, hand washing and wearing of face masks.