Posted by News Express | 24 January 2020 | 990 times
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced measures going into effect immediately aimed at resolving the congestion in the Lagos Pilotage District.
The measures, arrived during a meeting with shipping companies and terminal operators, were announced via a statement issued on Thursday, signed by NPA General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Jatto A. Adams, include the following:
*As from Monday January 27, 2020, vessels which have waited to berth at any terminal within the Lagos Pilotage District will be diverted to other terminals with capacity to berth vessels within the district.
*In the event that all terminals in Lagos cannot discharge any vessels within four days, such vessels will be diverted to the Eastern Ports (other pilotage districts) for immediate berthing.
*The Authority will liaise with other relevant government agencies on behalf of stakeholders to expedite the clearance of vessels and cargoes, where necessary.
“These actions,” NPA said, “have been taken to promote the Ease of Doing Business Policy of the Federal Government and curtail the negative economic impact that the long turn around time of vessels has on stakeholders.” It solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders to enable the measures succeed.
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