Shippers’ Council charges aircargo shippers on good packaging

Jime gave the charge when he hosted the President Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum, Mr. Toyin Onifade who led his members on a courtesy visit to the Council’s Headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday.

Jime noted that the Council, as the Port Economic Regulator, wants business to be done seamlessly in both the seaports and airports in the country.

He, however, sought the cooperation of Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum and other stakeholders to achieve the common goal of promoting seamless trade and creating enabling environment for businesses.

 

He maintained that boss the Council was statutorily established to protect the interest of shippers, adding that the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum is essential to this fundamental responsibility.

“I have had thorough briefing about the activities of Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum. I understand that the Forum has, expectedly, played a key role in airfreight matters. As Port Economic Regulator, NSC wants business to be done seamlessly in both the seaports and airports in the country”, he further said.

The ASF President, who appreciated the Council for receiving his team unveiled plans to launch a manual which would provide guidelines for stakeholders in airfreight businesses in the country.

Onifade maintained that the maritime sector can conveniently generate more than five hundred thousand employment opportunities. He drew the attention to the fact that airfreight works out cheaper than conveyance of goods by roads.

He said enlightenment campaigns by relevant government agencies are needed for shippers to be attuned to the benefits of airfreight.

It may be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum have jointly organized series of workshops and interactions for stakeholders on topical issues on exports and airfreight business in the country.

Ref: Shippers’ Council charges aircargo shippers on good packaging – PortNews

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