THE Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) on Monday visited the offices of three shipping companies, Maersk Line, Grimaldi Shipping Line, and CMA-CGM, advocating for fair treatment of Nigerian shippers. This is even as the agency clamoured for extension of demurrage free period from three days to 21 days. The Council boss who also urged shipping companies to de-emphasis demurrage based on a relationship with Customers asked the shipping lines to be considerate of their customers. You should have the consideration for shippers such as 21 days free period, else there will be gridlock upon gridlock in the port area. “Please look into it and by extension to 21 days free time in order to accommodate circumstances that are not anyone making.
Source: Nigerian Tribune April 16, 2018 15:33 UTC