Shippers’ council seeks resumption of cargo evacuation at APM terminal through railway
For easy evacuation of cargoes, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has brokered an agreement between Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), and the APM Terminal on rail evacuation which had been temporarily suspended.
Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, said the arrangement was necessary to enhance operational efficiency, and to encourage multimodal approach to cargo evacuation especially within this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting, which was presided over by Bello, was successful as both parties pledged to abide with the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) already established.
Bello, in a statement signed by NSC Spokesperson, Rakiya Zubairu, said the Council would closely monitor developments.
Meanwhile, NSC management and Port Health officials visited the commercial offices of APMT to observe compliance with health and safety protocols issued by the authorities.
Zubairu said one of the officials, Najeem Salami, addressed the freight forwarders on the importance of adhering to the protocols for staying healthy in this season of COVID-19, while demonstrating proper ways to practice social distancing, hand washing and wearing of face masks.