boost the shipping sub-sector through adequate financing.
Okwuashi made this statement in an interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
ship financing project and involve the shipping companies to form a consortium
of managers to manage the ships professionally.
and allow shipping companies to form consortium of managers.
managers, depending on their professional areas of competence can manage the
ship in that sector; tankers, fish trawlers, RORO vehicles and others,” he
operation management could be all that the sector requires to meet up with the
expectations for a shipping hub in the West African sub-region.
Operators and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Okwuashi said it was not
realistic to ask the operator to reverse to charges agreed on six years ago.
investments because the Nigerian Ports Authority did not give the
concessionaries money to develop and maintain the port infrastructure when they
privatise Nigerian ports? They did that because they know that Nigerian Ports
Authority could no longer provide the needed infrastructure to manage efficient
give them loans for infrastructure, so, how do they recoup the money?” he
should be made to the terminal operators regarding their charges.