The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Transport and in collaboration with the Inland Container Nigeria Limited (ICNL) would tomorrow hold a one-day sensitization programme for relevant stakeholders in the maritime industry at Hotel Seventeen, Kaduna
The seminar with the theme “The Emergence of Inland Dry Port in Promoting International Trade and Enhancement of Hinterland Shipping” is expected to prepare stakeholders towards the successful take off of the Inland Dry Port in Kaduna.
A statement sent to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yesterday by the Deputy Director Public Relations of NSC, Ignatius Nweke said the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi would be the Chief Host at the occasion while the Governor of Kaduna State is the Special Guest of Honour.
“The event would among other things sensitize stakeholders on the benefits of the dry port in the State and its environs, Widen the shippers’ horizon on effective utilization of the dry port facility for import and export business as well as boosting export trade and other ancillary business of the hinterland,” Nweke stated.
It would be recalled that the Federal Executive Council in 2006 granted approval for the establishment of six (6) ICDs/CFSs across the country in the following locations, Isiala-Ngwa (Aba), Erunmu (Ibadan), Zawachiki (Kano), Heipang (Jos) and CFS in Funtua (Katsina and Jauri Maiduguri).
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