Goods at the airport
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (nacho aviance) has called on importers, airlines and stakeholders that do business with it to process clearing of their shipments within the government’s stipulated time for cargo storage.
The company said that the directive was necessary due to the non-clearing of cargo by the Licensed Customs Agents arising from the Federal Government’s decision to enhance security around the airport.
“During this period, our operations and warehouses remained open to all our stakeholders,”the company said in a statement made available to THISDAY.
Nahco aviance also said, “Our Cargo Handling Protocol allows for 7 days grace to clear such cargo after which they will be charged for demurrage. In the event that the goods are not cleared within 28 days, the consignments risk being declared overtime cargo by the Nigerian Customs Service.”
The aviation handling company said it fully supports the Federal Government on her economic development programme which includes airport infrastructural renewal, enhanced security at the airports and the 24-hour cargo clearing scheme as encapsulated in the Aviation Master Plan of the Honorable Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah.
“We also pledge to work with the Nigerian Customs Service to ensure full payment of duties on cargo imported through our facilities.”
Nahco aviance Plc said that it has been at the forefront of major investments in the aviation industry to bring maximum comfort to the traveling public, freighters and airport users.
“The company commissioned in May 2012 an ultra-modern warehouse worth N2 billion. This huge facility which is the first of its kind in Sub-Sahara Africa, boasts of euro-pallet racks and oversize storage racks, modern cold-room equipment, computerised access control system which eliminates touting, and intelligent closed circuit television (CCTV) which has greatly reduced the incidence of pilferages and missing cargoes”
The company also said that safety compliance, a regulatory requirement, is guaranteed by the installation of automatic fire detection systems as well as installation of cargo screening machine and anti-bomb equipment.
It added that ground support equipment worth N2 billion were delivered to the company’s stations at the various airports in the country to boost operations and provide seamless services to customers.