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FG declares Kaduna ICD port of origin, final destination


The Federal
Government has declared the Kaduna Inland Container Depot (ICD) as port of
origin and final destination by the government.


This is
contained in the federal government gazette No. 60 Vol.102 of May 26 2015.

With
this, Inland Containers Nigeria Ltd (ICNL) Bonded Terminal, Kaduna has been
upgraded to the status of a Dry Port of Origin and final destination.

The
gazette was signed by the former Transport Minister, Senator Idris Umar.

The dry
port has the capacity to handle 29,000 containers per annum the gazette said.

It shall
be a Customs port in accordance with the provisions of the Customs and Exercise
Management Act, Cap. C 45 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.

The
Kaduna Inland Dry Port would enjoy all the Pre-requisites of an international
port including Customs, Immigration, port health officials and government
security agencies.

ICDS
project was initiated by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council to bring shipping
services closer to the hinterlands and the landlocked neighbouring countries in
order to decongest the ports.

Other
ICD/CFS that are yet to be designated as port of origin and final destination
are located in Ibadan. Kano, Jos, Aba, Funtua and Maiduguri.

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