Shippers’ Council seeks suspension of demurrage
* Says bad roads impeding on cargo clearance from ports
By Udeme Clement :
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, has hinted that it would seek the suspension of demurrage and rest on behalf of shippers.
Executive Secretary NSC, Mr. Hassan Bello said the terrible condition of the roads has made it impossible for shippers to clear goods from terminals within the 3 days allowed, as well as return empty containers within 4 days.
The condition of the roads has resulted in a standstill traffic around the ports thereby frustrating the ability of the shippers to perform their obligations.