The Director, Abuja Liaison Office of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Muhammad Abubakar, has urged stakeholders in the sector to patronise the Kaduna Inland Dry Port to enjoy its benefits.
Abubakar made the call at the Abuja Shippers Association’s 2nd Quarter General Meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the stakeholders stood a chance to gain more and incur less operating cost if they used the port.
He recalled that a recent executive meeting of stakeholders held last week deliberated on issues bothering on the compliance of members to shipping rules and regulations.
“There was an exciting meeting last week and some of the issues discussed bother on compliance from shippers.
“There are standards, rules and regulations guiding the shipping business and we encourage shippers to abide by them.
“The NSC is always in support of your businesses and we encourage you to always be on the right side of the law.
“Infractions on the part of the shippers constitute major stumbling block on the clearance of the cargo.
“I request the executive members to sensitise the members on the need to be on the right side of the law when conducting shipping business as this is very important.
“Also they should sensitise members on the existence, operations and cost benefit of using Kaduna inland dry port.
“I strongly believe that by patronising the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, you stand to gain more and you incur less operating cost.”
He said it was important for members to be aware of these things, adding that if possible, specific programme should be organise to drive these points.
Abubakar also urged the members to avoid cutting corners and ensure they do the right thing at all times.