Fresh face-off between terminal operators and clearing agents operating at the nation’s seaports looms over demand for four days waiver by the Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents (ANCLA) as a result of recent nationwide warning strike embarked on by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
LEADERSHIP recalls that the nation’s seaports were shut down by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over face off with the federal government on new minimum wage.
But, the clearing agents under the aegis of ANLCA in a statement yesterday demanded that shipping companies and terminal operators should waive all demurrage charges for the four days for which the strike action lasted.
The statement issued by the association and signed by its vice president, Kayode Farinto argued that his members were unable to carry out any operations for the two working days and weekend which the strike lasted. The association subsequently directed all its chairmen in the Eastern, Western and Northern Zones to ensure that its members are not slammed with demurrages or storage charges within the stipulated period.
Farinto also threatened that the association will not hesitate to issue a global trade alert on any shipping company or terminal operator that slammed any illegal charges on ANLCA members henceforth.
- COVER STORIES11 hours ago
FG Places Ekweremadu, Uzodimma, Bafarawa, 26 Others On Travel Ban
- BANKING AND FINANCE23 hours ago
Diamond Bank Confirms Merger With Access Bank
- NEWS22 hours ago
Birthday: Buhari `Queries’ Reporter For Reducing His Age, Asks For More Prayers
- BUSINESS22 hours ago
Failings In Slaughterhouses: Chickens Freezing To Death And Boiled Alive
- CRIME19 hours ago
Court Sentences OAU Sex-For-Marks Lecturer To 2 Years In Prison
- CRIME11 hours ago
Sex-for-Marks: OAU Lecturer Bags 6-year Jail Term
- NEWS9 hours ago
INEC To Train 800,000 Ad Hoc Staff In 2 Months
- NEWS10 hours ago
APC Risks Losing 2019 Polls In Katsina, Says Group