Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has condemned a multinational shipping agency,
CMA CGM, over the ports congestion surcharge of $400 per container announced at the weekend.
The authority vowed to sanction CMA CGM as well as any other shipping line
that would be collecting such surcharge from shippers.
collect a $400 congestion surcharge for containers coming to Tin Can Island and
Apapa from any part of the world.
in Lagos ports which had in turn raised its operating costs as well as causing
severe service disruption for several weeks.
following Emergency Congestion Surcharge on Lagos import cargo, effective
October 15th, 2018 (B/ L date) for FMC trades.”
General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr. Isa Suwaid said the
NPA will not accept such surcharges.
others had not complied with the directive from the NPA to provide holding
bays to be able to handle any volume of containers.
shipping lines was responsible for the increased congestion in the Lagos ports.
shipping companies in the area of provision of holding bays by sending its
officials for regular checks on the shipping companies.
failed to comply would be sanctioned.