Customs takes delivery of mobile cargo scanners at Tincan Island port


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tincan Island Port command, today, took delivery of two Nuctech mobile cargo scanners MT1213DE with accessories which had arrived on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China.

The Customs Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi, while taking delivery of the consignment, pointed out that “integration of scanning into the clearance Procedure for Imports is in line with global best practice for trade facilitation.”

He noted that “the key objective of deploying scanners is to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens and inconveniences for both the importers and the customs operations.

While expressing excitement on the development, the Customs Area Controller extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the customs under the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and his management for working the talk on the procurement of scanners.

“Recall that the CGC, on assumption, had promised to reform, restructure and raise revenue and these scanners will constantly enhance trade facilitation and consequently lead to increased revenue”, the Controller said.

He assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there will be increased cargo handling for better efficiency in the trade value chain.

Photo 1: Customs Area Controller, Tincan Island Port command, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi leading the officers of the command to receive and take delivery of the mobile cargo scanners on arrival Monday.

Photo: Customs Area Controller, Tincan Island Port command, Comptroller Musa Baba Abdullahi inspecting the mobile cargo scanners on arrival at the command on Monday.

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