*** Pledges support for Shippers’ Council
The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin has called for the institution of the National Single Window at the nation’s seaports.
Otunba Folarin made the call when he led the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council in Lagos.
According to him, National Single Window would give Nigeria a competitive edge over other maritime nations, noting that all stakeholders are working assiduously to make the country a regional maritime hub.
NPCC chieftain also reiterated the need for intermodal transport in Nigerian maritime domain. He noted that an effective rail system and barge operations would address speedy evacuation of cargoes and reduce dependence on roads.
He affirmed the readiness of NPCC to support NSC meet its regulatory aspirations at the nation’s port.
The NPCC boss said, they paid the visit to the Council because the port economic regulator is a key player in the on-going transformation of Nigerian ports.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hon. Emmanuel Jime expressed delight that the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council paid the visit to the Council.
Hon. Jime said that NSC will institute effective regulation at the Nigerian ports.
He said NSC was pushing for a legal frame work which would be of immense benefit to the transport industry.