Shipping Charges: Importers, Others Decry Violation of Court Order

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Importers and customs brokers at the weekend criticised terminal operators and shipping companies for continued collection of some shipping charges in violation of the order of a Federal High Court.
The stakeholders specifically accused members of the Seaports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) and the Association of Shipping Lines Agency (ALSA) of indulging in unlawful act by collecting the same old shipping charges in utter disregard to the order of the court affirming the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) as the Ports Economic Regulator and upholding its decision to stop collection of the affected charges.
The Court had upheld the decision of the Ports Regulator to reduce the Progressive Storage Charge to the rate approved by the Transport Ministry in 2009 for the terminal operators. Continue reading

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