known plans to host a three-day sub-regional summit from Monday 26th to
Wednesday 28th August, 2019 at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
Key on its agenda for the summit would be to address issues of high shipping surcharges and charges being imposed on
shippers by liner conferences from different continents.
would be under the auspices of the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC).
on Status of Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL
Convention) in UASC Member States and a Joint Standing Committee Meeting of
collaborative effort involving the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC) United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Global Shippers’
Countries to strategise and articulate common positions on how to checkmate the
multinational shipping service providers/carriers with a view to adopting a
collective position for presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the
Global Shippers’ Forum scheduled for September in London.
insights to the relevance of the FAL Convention to member Countries for
domestication and effective implementation
States, relevant Government Agencies, Ministries, Multi-lateral and
Sub-regional organisations in the trade and transport sectors, Public and
Private Sector Stakeholders in infrastructure development, ancillary services
as well as donor agencies.