NSC seeks synergy with airfreight stakeholders to promote seamless trade
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has sought for synergy with air freight operators to promote seamless trade and create an enabling environment for businesses.
Jime made the call when the President of Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum, Toyin Onifade, led his members on a courtesy visit to the NSC’s headquarters in Lagos.
Jime said that NSC was statutorily established to protect the interest of shippers, adding that the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum is essential to this fundamental responsibility.
“I have had a thorough briefing about the activities of the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum. I understand that the forum has, expectedly, played a key role in airfreight matters. As Port Economic Regulator, NSC wants business to be done seamlessly in both the seaports and airports in the country,” he said.
The ES also emphasised the need to ensure proper packaging of exports for various international markets, while assuring the team of Council’s support for their operations.
The ASF President, who appreciated the NSC for receiving his team, maintained that the maritime sector can conveniently generate more than 500, 000 employment opportunities.
He drew the attention to the fact that airfreight works out cheaper than conveyance of goods by roads, while unveiling plans to launch a manual, which would provide guidelines for stakeholders in airfreight businesses in the country.
He said enlightenment campaigns by relevant government agencies are needed for shippers to be attuned to the benefits of airfreight.