Dissenting voice hits STOAN as GNLD, ABTL want case against Shippers’ Council on shipping charges withdrawn
(STOAN) has been hit by dissenting voice of two of its strong members who have
reportedly kicked against the case brought by the association against the
Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on the issue of shipping charges.
(ASLA) had dragged the Council to court when it issued notices reducing some
charges it described as arbitrary.
High Court Ikoyi, but proceeded to the Appeal Court for further determination.
subsidiary of Flour Mills and Greenview Development Terminal (GDNL), a
subsidiary of Dangote group are said to have kicked against the continued legal
battle against the Ports regulator.
that the case against the Council should be withdrawn on the argument that they
are fighting for the interest and benefit of Nigerian shippers.
happy with the case since their proprietors who are equally shippers have been
affected by the charges at the ports.
against the Council, according to them, would translate to fighting against the
interest of their proprietors.
legal battle against the Council had told newsmen, “The Shippers Council is
fighting for us and we cannot continue to support the privilege few who want to
continue charging exorbitant price and arbitrary hike in tariff for service
charges should be reversed to what it was in May 2009, leading to the STOAN
going to the court.
after hearing the case ordered STOAN and Association of Shipping Lines Agencies
(ASLA) to revert to the old charges as in obtained in 2009 and, as directed by
excess revenue from 2009 to date should be refunded to the Cargo Defense Fund.
to February 4, 2016.