Freight forwarders threaten strike over poor access to seaports
Freight forwarders have issued a threat to down tool in the next 21 days, if the Federal Government failed to resolve the bottlenecks associated with accessing the seaports.
How economy may suffer under total border closure
Stakeholders yesterday warned the Federal Government that the complete closure of the nation’s land borders portends danger to the economy.
‘Transport sector contributes only two per cent to GDP’
Founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, has described the transport sector as a goal-mine, but with the abysmal low contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Customs charged to urgently evacuate overtime cargoes in Lagos ports
To decongest the terminals, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has been urged to urgently evacuate overtime cargoes that litter the seaports in Lagos...
How customs’ new digital technology triggers earnings
The deployment of new digital technology by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has tremendously increased compliance by the clearing agents and triggered revenue generation from duties and taxes on imported goods. Indeed, the NCS ‘Zone A’, which covers the South-West geopolitical zone generates about N5.5 billion into the Federal Government coffers on daily basis. Customs…
Exporters bemoan N5000 per kilo of produce tariff charge
Exporters in the Airfreight business have decried the exorbitant tariff charges imposed by the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service...
8,000 Nigeria-bound trucks stranded at Seme border
No fewer than 8,000 trucks conveying imported goods into the country have been stranded at Seme border owing to the establishment of a new order of operations and stringent clearing process. A visit to the nation’s busiest border revealed that the subsisting congestion was caused majorly by the closure of the popular Atlas Park previously…
‘Over N22.7 billion substandard goods seized in 2018’
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has disclosed that over N22 billion worth of substandard goods have been seized so far in 2018.
Freight forwarders threaten showdown over ‘illegal fee’ by terminal operator
Crisis may be brewing at the Lagos ports complex, as clearing agents under the auspices of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), expressed dissatisfaction over ‘illegal fee’ allegedly charged by Port and Terminal Multiservices Ltd (PTML) as a condition for allowing customs agents have access into their premises.