COVID-19 Lockdown: NPA extends relief materials to maritime stakeholders

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APRIL 18, 2020 

Disturbed by the economic effect of the extension of the lockdown, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed all Terminal operators to extend the suspension of all applicable terminal storage fees on consignments (demurrage) for another fourteen days effective April 13, 2020.

This gesture is in recognition of the pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic poses on businesses, the responsibility imposed on the Authority to relief this burden on its customers as well as attaining the objective of the Federal Government’s Ease of Doing Business Policy at this trying period.

The Authority’s General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr. Adams Jatto stated that the compensation to terminal operators will be as spelt out in its April 8, 2020 letter to the terminal operators.
Jatto emphasised that the authority would not tolerate any form of non-compliance with directive and not hesitate to apply the appropriate sanctions, while expressing its appreciation to all stakeholders for their cooperation.

Source:Ecomaritme Digest.

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