|ACG KC Ekekezie, Coordinator Customs Zone A, with NAGAFF Founder, Chief Boniface Aniebonam
in a group photograph with customs officers and NAGAFF executives
after an interactive session at the NAGAFF Village, Apapa
said it would commence the movement of overtime cargoes from the PTML Port from
next week Monday, as part of its ongoing efforts in creating conducive business
environment for trade promotion.
The Comptroller General of Customs, Rtd.
Col. Hameed Ali, disclosed this at an interactive session with freight
forwarders at the National Approved Government Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF)
Headquarters in Apapa Lagos.
General of Customs Zone ‘A’, Kaycee Ekekezie, Ali said the overtime cargoes
would be moved to the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal as the ports no longer had the
traditional government warehouses for such cargoes.
issue of empty containers, the CGC faulted the shipping companies for failing
one a vital responsibility.
port? One is because the shipping companies no longer do what they should. We
will address that.
containers and he comes to drop them at a terminal, instead of carrying the
same number of empty containers he would start doing posting. That is why we
kept having a build-up of empty containers.
carry their empties we will make them to start paying for them.”
government warehouses in the ports because “it is possible that all containers
in a particular voyage will not go immediately.”
compliance, the CGC disclosed that the customs nets a daily revenue of over N5
billion, and noted that “therefore, with due compliance to import and export
regulations, processes and procedures, proper documentation and correct
description of items imported and exported for customs purposes, we will achieve
Boniface Aniebonam, encouraged freight forwarders on the need and importance of
trade compliance, in order to carry out their operations without harassment from
non-engagement of freight forwarders by customs before any upward review was
done in the exchange rate for trade purposes.
the issue of having freight forwarders travel all the way to Abuja for renewal
of licences when that could be done through automated system in the zonal
office in Lagos.