Redacted article courtesy of – The Guardian
The increasing rate of abandoned cargoes currently causing congestion at the seaports has triggered concerns among the stakeholders. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have immediately swung into action to decongest the ports.
The Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, has urged the Customs to auction the overtime containers in a bid to decongest the seaports.
The Guardian gathered that the importers have abandoned the cargoes at the seaport due to cumbersome Customs procedures and high cost of clearance.