dismissed the case brought against the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) by some
of the terminal operators and shipping companies that were aggrieved over the reduction
of shipping charges at the nation’s ports.
as the Economic Regulator ordered the service providers to refund all the
charges they had collected from Nigerian importers from November 3 when the
notice to stop such charges was issued by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council.
Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) had on November 3 gone to
court stop the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) from enforcing a notice
stopping the service providers from collecting storage charges they had
introduced on their own as against the rate approved by the Transport Minister in
period at the ports from three days to seven days.
reduce their shipping line agency charges from N26,500 to N23,850 per TEU and
from N48,000 to N40,000 per TEU.
Nigeria has right under section of the Nigerian constitution for appointing the
council as the port regulator.
government is there for the welfare and security of its people.
action to prevent leakages of the economy,” Buba said.
terminal operators and shipping companies that the Council does not have right
to carry out the decision as contained in the Notice issued to the service
Association of Shipping Lines Agency (ALSA) against the NSC over a directive to
the agencies to reduce their shipping line agency charges (SLAC) and refund
was introduced by the SLAC should be counseled
since 2006 to the Cargo Defence Fund a department under the NSC for the benefit
of the shippers.