Shippers Council meets CMA CGM, others, over $400 Congestion Surcharge

Hassan Bello

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) would on Monday, October 15, 2018, meet with the CMA CGM and other Shipping agencies operating in Nigeria, over the alleged CMA CGM planned congestion surcharges on Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.

Nigerian Shippers Council Director, Special Duties, Ignatus Nweke who confirmed this in Lagos, said the meeting which is in line with Council’s statutory function of regulating tariffs, rates, charges and other related economic services at the Nigerian Ports would also afford the NSC an opportunity to examine the contentious issue which would no doubt, further add to the costs of doing business at the Ports.

It would be recalled that some shipping companies had recently issued a notice to shippers on the introduction of congestion surcharge of $400 per container on Lagos bound cargoes.