The Federal Government has given approval to twenty-seven shipping associations to operate in the country.
Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello gave this hint at a two-day National Shippers deliberation held in Lagos.
Bello was quick to note that the establishment of these associations is good for cargo protection nationwide.
He stressed the need for shippers to align forces to protect cargoes whether they are exports or imports.
Bello said that shippers in the country need to sustain the momentum.
“Shippers should endeavor to channel efforts into exportation of value adding non-oil exports to generate revenue. The council is still committed to protecting the cargo interest of Nigeria and also enjoined you to remain compliant to both national and international rules guiding global trade practices.
The SALS have been very active, I must commend them for their doggedness and laudable ideas and I hope they continue,” he said.