The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has urged exporters in Edo/Delta region to use the Koko port for the exportation of their goods.
NEPC’s Head, Trade Promotion Adviser, Benin Office, Macpherson Fred-Ileogben, gave the advice in Benin on Friday.
“We are promoting the use of other ports, specifically the ports in the Edo/Delta region.
“The Koko port is functional and less than an hour drive from the heart of Benin.
“Large vessels come into the port to load export products but not much is known about the port.
“We are sensitising our exporters in this region to use the Koko port for exportation rather than going to Lagos which is congested and where they could incur demurrage,” Fred-Ileogben said.
He said some companies in Edo were already using the port to export ceramic tiles, glasses, palm oil and palm kernel.