The promoters of the Edo Dry Port, Atlantique Marine Engineering Services disclosed that it is working with various stakeholders including the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and various Chambers of Commerce to begin the exportation of non-oil products from the dry port.
This was disclosed by Dr Charles Akhigbe, MD/CEO AMES-Edo Inland Container in an interview with NAN on Thursday.
What Mr. Akhigbe is saying
“We are entering into contracts with Chambers of Commerce, Manufacturers Associations as well as individuals to start exportation of non-oil products from Edo via the inland dry port.
“Exporters of Agricultural products within the Edo region do not need to go to Lagos anymore because everything about exportation can be done at the dry port.
“The DEW initiative being driven by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council will ensure that exporters operate under one roof to get certification for their products.
“Once the product meets the necessary export standards, it will be packaged and loaded into a container and conveyed straight to the nominated shipping line,” he said.
In case you missed it
- Recall that Nairametrics reported last month that the Managing Director, Kano Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Ahmed Rabiu, disclosed that the inland port will cost $27 million and would be completed fully in December.
- “When completed, the cost of transportation will drastically reduce because while it costs about N1.2 million to take containers from Lagos to Kano by road, it will cost not more than N200,000 by rail.
- “Containers berthed at the Lagos ports will be transported on the old rail lines to Kano in 24 hours, just as the project will enhance the reactivation of trans-Sahara commercial activities,’’ he said.