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Shippers’ Council seeks desk offices to ensure smooth engagement

THE Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, has suggested that shipping businesses appoint a desk officer to help with smooth engagement with the Shippers’ Council.

During a courtesy visit to CMA CGM Nigeria Shipping Limited in Lagos, Jime added that the desk officers would share with NSC the operational difficulties they face.

He went on to say that as a port economic regulator, NSC wants service providers and their customers to have a seamless experience.

The CEO of the Shippers’ Council praised CMA CGM for embracing digitalisation in its operations, stating that the Shippers’ Council was impressed with the equipment now in use at their facility by CMA CGM.

The NSC, according to Jime, is supporting Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) and Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) to help the country’s transportation infrastructure improve.

CMA CGM’s Managing Director, Lionel Odeyer, expressed gratitude for NSC’s management’s visit.

He also cited poor access roads to the ports, as well as congestion and delays in returning empties, as issues facing the Nigerian sector.

For shipper sensitization, Odeyer sought NSC’s help and participation. He described the building of the Lekki Deep Seaport as a “game-changer” for Nigeria’s maritime industry.

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