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.