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Nigerian Shippers Council to host sub-regional summit in Abuja

Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has made
known plans to host a three-day sub-regional summit from Monday 26th to
Wednesday 28th August, 2019 at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

Key on its agenda for the summit would be to address issues of high shipping surcharges and charges being imposed on
shippers by liner conferences from different continents.

In a statement, the NSC said the programme
would be under the auspices of the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC).

The programme include Sub-Regional Workshop
on Status of Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL
Convention) in UASC Member States and a Joint Standing Committee Meeting of

According to the Council, the events are a
collaborative effort involving the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC) United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Global Shippers’
Forum (GSF).

The forums are aimed at achieving the
following objectives:
•To provide an avenue for the UASC Member
Countries to strategise and articulate common positions on how to checkmate the
multinational shipping service providers/carriers with a view to adopting a
collective position for presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the
Global Shippers’ Forum scheduled for September in London.

•To create more awareness and provide
insights to the relevance of the FAL Convention to member Countries for
domestication and effective implementation
Participants expected include UASC Member
States, relevant Government Agencies, Ministries, Multi-lateral and
Sub-regional organisations in the trade and transport sectors, Public and
Private Sector Stakeholders in infrastructure development, ancillary services
as well as donor agencies.

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