Shippers’ Council moves to revive cargo evacuation by rail


In an effort to enhance operational efficiency and encourage multimodal approach to cargo evacuation especially within this period, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) recently paid a working visit to APM Terminal, the biggest container terminal in Nigeria.

During the visit, the Council brokered a meeting between Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and the terminal on rail evacuation of cargo which has been the temporarily suspended.

A statement in Lagos on Sunday by the Head, Public Relations, NSC, Rakiya Zubairu stated that the meeting was successful as both parties pledged to abide by the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) already established.

The statement added that NSC would closely monitor developments.

It further disclosed that NSC management, thereafter, in company of Port Health officials, visited the commercial offices of APMT to observe compliance with health and safety protocols issued by the authorities.

“Mr. Najeem Salami addressed the freight forwarders on the importance of adhering to the protocols for staying healthy in this season of COVID-19 while demonstrating proper ways to practice social distancing, hand washing and wearing of face masks”, it stated.

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