performances in other Ports of the world.
It would be recalled that earlier the National Association of Government Approved
APMTERMINAL, falsely accused the Freight Forwarders of being responsible for the present port
Congestion in its Terminal.This false accusations has in no small measures indicted and subjected
the Professional integrity of Nigeria Freight Forwarders to questions
and doubts, before the comity of global freight forwarders, especially
the global regulator, FIATA.Arising from an emergency NEC meeting recently, the Association
resolved ahead of the expiration of the 7 days ultimatum to commenced
a process of making meaning its earlier position, by undertaking as
In a Press Statement endorsed by the National Public Relations Officer, NAGAFF Forwqarder Stanley Ezenga
made available to Timenewsreporter the Association said,”apart of the Terms of Reference – TOR issued to the Technical audit/study Committee reads in part: ” To narrow operational studies anddraw comparison from other countries ports where the APMTERMINAL operates as a concessionaire, focusing and drawing analysis in thekey following areas: Equipment’s Acquisition and Availability. Number Of dedicated Cargo Handling Equipment per various aspects ofTerminal Operations. Performance indicators in relation to Cargo move per hour per truckper crane from Ship to Terminal – Berth Production. Dwell Time of Cargo in theTerminal, Ship Turn Around and Dwell Time at Berth. Services Charges, Revisit the term progressive storage Charges, and differentiate between Delivery Charges and Terminal Handling Charges.Revisit the condition and conspiracy in relation to transferring Containers to Offdock Terminal other than NAMED PORT OF DISCHARGE. Consider the application of International best practices in Cargo handling operations and Friendly Customer Relationship.”Furthermore, the Committee is to further its studies and bring to fore
other findings as it relates to terminal operations and services. And
make appropriate recommendation to the NEC.”
Members of the Committee which include Dr. Arthur Igwilo – Chairman, Rev. Emmanuel Agubanze – Secretary, Fwdr Francis Omotosho – IT & Logistics, Barrister Henry Olarotimi – Legal, Alhaji Aboki Mustapha – Member , Chukwuma Okafor – Member were expected to submit their report within two weeks.
Photo: Chief increase Uche – NAGAFF National President.