Shippers’ Council Seeks Waiver on Demurrage During Past Weeks Disruption
*Ready to visit more terminals for discussion
By Udeme Clement :
Activities at Apapa, the port city of Lagos are gradually returning to normal, as Lagos State government eased the curfew by pronouncing that residents can move freely between the hours of 6am and 8pm.
No doubt activities of the past weeks caused a lot of disruptions for shippers. Just as it did during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, is working with shipping companies to find ways to ease the hardship occasioned by the disruptions.
The Head of Public Relations, NSC, Rakiya Zubairu, made this known to news men.
As such, discussions are taking place between the leaderships of the Council and shipping companies in Nigeria to find ways of accelerating clearing of cargoes from the terminals and collection of same by shippers who were unable to access the ports.
Both sides are mulling the removal of demurrage charges on cargoes, as one of the ways the hardship of shippers can be alleviated.
The Executive Secretary of NSC will also visit some terminals to progress discussions on the waiver and other issues.