As part of measures to promote seamless trade, the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime has sought synergy with Airfreight stakeholders.
Jime stated this when the President, of the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum, Mr. Toyin Onifade led his members on a courtesy visit to the NSC’s headquarters in Lagos.
Jime stated that NSC was statutorily established to protect the interest of shippers, adding that the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum is essential to this fundamental responsibility.
“I have had a thorough briefing about the activities of the Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum.
I understand that the Forum has, expectedly, played a key role in airfreight matters.
As Port Economic Regulator, NSC wants business to be done seamlessly in both the seaports and airports in the country”, he further said.
He emphasized the need to ensure proper packaging of exports for various international markets while assuring the team of Council’s support for their operations.
The ASF President appreciated the Council for receiving his team and unveiled plans to launch a manual that would provide guidelines for stakeholders in airfreight businesses in the country.
Onifade maintained that the maritime sector can conveniently generate more than five hundred thousand employment opportunities.
He drew attention to the fact that airfreight works out cheaper than the conveyance of goods by roads.
He said enlightenment campaigns by relevant government agencies are needed for shippers to be attuned to the benefits of airfreight.