ENL under freight forwarders fire over alleged extortion.


The peace in the Nigerian maritime industry may be set for some disruption as freight forwarding Associations embarks on withdrawal of services at Apapa Port, particularly the ENL Consortium terminal; with effects from today.

Group Public Relation Officer, Dona Nweze told the Maritime First, that the freight forwarders took the joint decision, in protection of their principals, the importers as well as the good, but Nigerian people, who have been continuously paying money for services not rewarded.

“We have directed our members, to comply with the directive on immediate withdrawal of services, from the ENL Consortium, with effect from November 3, 2014”, he said, adding that further information would be made available, in due course.

When we contacted the Image maker of the Nation’s port regulator, the Nigerian Shipper’s Council, Mr. Ig Nweke said the body may not want to intervene in the development as the NSC and the terminal operators are presently in court over certain issues.