New port charges in Nigeria opposed

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, (NSC), and the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) have moved to tackle the newly introduced charges by shipping companies with a view to cancelling the payments. NSC chief executive Hassan Bello said that there had been no consultation before the new charges were imposed. Kayode Farinto, National Publicity Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, (ANLCA), said the group was aware of the introduction and said that it would be resisted. The charge of NGN38,000 ($120) per container was effectively illegal, the groups claimed.