NAHCO, ANCLA reach agreement for 20% increase in cargo tariff
NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and the Association of Nigeria Customs Licensed Agents (ANCLA) at the weekend reached a consensus on the issue of adjustment in Air Cargo tariff and agreed for a 20 percent increase.
The agreement means that NAHCO would have to revise downward the initial 30 percent increase it had started implementing while ANCLA would move up from zero to 20 percent.
At the meeting which held at the head office of NAHCO, Lagos, the negotiating team of ANCLA led by the Vice–Chairman, Honourable Bola Ashiru–Balogun, with the Treasurer, Afolabi Azeez and the Financial Secretary, Obanla Alex, they said that they reached the agreement with NAHCO in the interest of the overall development of the industry and in realization of the fact that both sides were in this tough economic situation together.
The MD/CEO, Nahco Aviance, Norbert Bielderman said what happened was in the best spirit of give and take. He thanked everyone involved in the negotiations for their maturity while particularly thanking the ANCLA representatives for their professionalism.
His words: “I would like to thank you all for the professionalism you brought into these negotiations. You guys have been very professional. I appreciate that.”
Bielderman urged the association’s leaders to always feel free to approach NAHCO whenever issues that concern both parties arise.
On his part, Bola Ashiru–Balogun said this was the first time in a long while that NAHCO would get its acts right; and that the push by the Company for the tariff increase was so organized.