Kasim Sumaina Abuja
The operational manual of the Kaduna Inland Dry Port will be ready on Thursday, January 25, the Nigeria Shippers Council has said.
In a statement signed on behalf of the Council by Ignatius Nweke and made available to journalists yesterday in Abuja, hinted that the Nigerian Shippers’ Council is holding a one-day meeting with its stakeholders on the operations of the Kaduna Dry Port.
According to the statement, the meeting which is expected to focus on the processes of documentation of the Kaduna bound cargoes, obligations of Terminal operators and shipping companies, would hold January 25, 2018 in Lagos.
The meeting Nweke noted would equally look at the expected roles of other stakeholders in ensuring the smooth operations of the facility and how best to successfully operationalise the Kaduna Dry Port.
Recall that President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari recently commissioned the Kaduna Inland Dry Port for the commencement of full operations at the Dry Port.
It said that the 5000 TEU facility located on the Kachia Road in Kaduna gained its port status through official gazette having satisfied all requirements recommended by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Nigerian Shippers’ Council in accordance with international best practices.
He further revealed that the Inland Ports being facilitated by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council is an intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the shipment of the cargoes to inland destination.