appealed to the Federal Government to enforce the patronage of local chandlers
by vessels coming into the Nigerian ports.
Trustees (BOT), Nigerian Ship Chandlers Association, Chief Joe Akerele, made
the plea in an interview in Lagos.
deals in supplies for ships, including everything from cruise ships to oil
ship chandlers are looking forward to a legislation that will ensure that
vessels that come into the nation’s ports take their orders for stores and
provisions from the local chandlers.
maritime organisations and government agencies for good working relations.
be patronised by off-shore maritime operators instead of foreign chandlers,’’
the chairman said.
concessionaires should collaborate with the ship chandlers.
friction between the chandlers, port concessionaires and other government
agencies should be minimised.
chandlers had expressed disaffection with the patronage of touts by foreign
vessels coming into the Nigerian ports.
also frowned at the indiscriminate issuance of licences by the Nigeria Customs
Service (NCS) to non-professional chandlers.