Shipping lines face holding bay, damaged containers’ challenge

Shipping lines are currently facing challenge of securing holding bays to stack their empty containers as directed by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Also, some of them are finding it difficult to return damaged containers to their ports of origin in Europe, Asia and America.   Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that in the first half of 2017, NPA recorded 223,168 empty containers in all the ports. It was gathered that a total of 101,717 empty containers were stacked at the port in the first three months of the year,…

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Shipping lines slam unapproved charges on containers

Importers using Lagos ports are to cough out additional and unapproved charges introduced by shipping lines. The unapproved charges called Port Additional Destination (PAD) were introduced last week. It was gathered that the charges were imposed without the approval of the port economic regulator, Nigerian Shippers Council (NCS). Already, one of the liners, CMA CGM Shipping Nigeria Limited, has started charging N38, 000 per 20 feet container and N76,000 on a 40 feet container from importers. Worried by the development, the Chief Executive Officer, Mickey Excellency Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Abdulazeez…

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