Customs agents, freight forwarders partner on port operations
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) have resolved to enter into a strategic alliance to proffer solutions to the numerous issues confronting the maritime industry.
The two associations affirmed that the maritime sector has suffered setbacks in the last two years, hence the need to address most of the issues frontally.
Speaking during a working visit by the National Executive Committee (NECOM) of ANLCA, led by its President, Mr. Tony Nwabunike to the headquarters of the NAGAFF, Nwabunike said the leadership of the association was on a fact-finding on how to how to develop the sector.
Nwabunike assured stakeholders that the two associations would come up with a communiqué to itemise the key challenges and engage the government on how they could be addressed.
“We should sit down together and synergise to know exactly how to make things work. Our members have been going through severe and excruciating pains, bringing out their containers from the port.
“We feel it is important to have a good working relationship with NAGAFF, which I hold in high esteem. We feel we should meet all the freight forwarding associations to make our positions on government policies known.
The National President of NAGAFF, Increase Uche appreciated the visitors and agreed that both associations needed to collaborate for efficient port operations. He said it was important to understand the problems of the port and come together to tackle them.