Clearing agents protesting against Customs Vehicles Identification Number (VIN), Valuation policy recently introduced by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) can heave a sigh of relieve as Roll On Roll Off (RORO) operators have promised to waiver demurrage charges on vehicles trapped at the terminal during protest.
Speaking to journalists, the Customer Care Manager, Five Star Logistics Terminal, Tin-Can Island port, Chuks Okereafor, said though the terminal was almost filled up, he said the terminal was planning to grant waiver to importers on delayed vehicles.
Okereafor who said the strike action has a little bit affected delivery said the company will definitely do something about the waiver at the right time.
“Definitely, we are going to grant a waiver and that is a very big loss to the company. We have sympathy for our customers because they have been with us, the management will always do something. We know the situation when it comes to trade. If there is no buyer there won’t be any seller.
The cargoes are already in Nigeria, so the company will definitely do something about the waiver at the right time. The strike has a little bit affected delivery. When you don’t make delivery, there are losses. If you are supposed to deliver, for instance, 200 vehicles, and you can’t do that, it is a loss. When workers are paid without working, it is also a loss.”