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Shippers’ Council calls for demurrage suspension over gridlock at Tin-Can

Worried by the impact of the perennial gridlock along Tin-Can Island Port access road on cargo evacuation, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said that it would seek the suspension of demurrage on behalf of shippers.

Hassan Bello, executive secretary of NSC, said the terrible condition of the roads has made it impossible for shippers to clear goods from terminals within the three days allowed as well as return empty containers within four days.

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“The condition of the roads has resulted in standstill traffic around the ports thereby frustrating the ability of the shippers to perform their obligations,” said Bello in a statement by Rakiya Zubairu, head, Public Rela

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