Clearing agents and freight forwarders have frowned on plans by the Lagos State Wharf Landing Fee Collecting Authority to increase the fee on imported goods through seaports in the state.
The Chairman 100 Percent Compliance Team of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Tanko Ibrahim, has alleged that officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were conniving with freight forwarders and vehicle importers to shortchange Federal Government of needed revenue through the manipulation of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR).
Stakeholders from maritime academies have called on the Federal Government to donate the Nigeria Customs Service’s (NCS) sea-going vessels to the institutions as part of efforts to build capacity for seafarers and cadets.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) may not be realisable after all, unless Nigeria and other 53 African nations, which signed into the agreement, muscle enough courage to synchronise the trade policies and ensure availability of infrastructure that will facilitate trade.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and clearing agents, yesterday, failed to find a lasting solution to the ongoing industrial action against anomalies in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) valuation system on imported vehicles, therefore, prolonging shutdown of the seaports.
As 2022 begins, there are high expectations that the maritime sector would be prioritised and properly harnessed to drive the country’s economy and fund its budget.
24 Nov 2021
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has demanded a 14-day demurrage waiver for containers from shipping companies starting from the date of exit from the ports.
12 Nov 2021
Freight forwarders have accused the government of backing foreign shipping companies to frustrate businesses at the port, just as it claimed the liners are taking advantage of the corruption index of the country to exploit locals.
8 Nov 2021
Fresh indications have emerged that the five registered freight forwarding associations under the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) are working to ensure that the council remains independent of the Ministry of Transportation. By design, The Guardian learnt that the promulgators of the CRFFN never planned it to be a government…
20 Oct 2021
Nigeria has continued to lose large merchant vessels to neighbouring countries as the inability to develop deep seaports among other challenges scare shipping companies...
29 Sep 2021
The electoral process into the Governing Council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) as released by the Electoral Committee established by the Minister of Federal Ministry of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi..
15 Sep 2021
Concerns about the inefficiencies in the country’s ports operations continue as exporters lost about N90 billion in damaged products last year. These have a knock-off effect on the growth of non-oil exports.