The executive secretary and chief executive of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, proposed the appointment of a desk officer in the shipping companies to facilitate the interface with the Shippers’ Council.
Jime, during a courtesy visit to CMA CGM Nigeria Shipping Limited in Lagos, said the desk officers would share with NSC the challenges they face in their operations.
He added that NSC, as a port economic regulator, wants transparent operations for service providers and their customers.
The Shippers Council boss praised the company for embracing digitalization in its operations, noting that the Shippers Council was delighted with the equipment currently used by CMA CGM in their facilities.
Jime clarified that the NSC promotes Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) and Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) to help develop transport infrastructure in the country.
CMA CGM Managing Director Lionel Odeyer welcomed the visit of NSC management.
He also attributed the deplorable access roads to ports, congestion and delays encountered in returning voids as challenges faced by businesses in Nigeria.
Odeyer sought the support and partnership of NSC for the awareness of shippers. He said the development of Lekki Deep Seaport would help maritime trade in Nigeria, describing the port as a game changer.