Poised to revitalise the shippers association, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has commenced moves for the formation of a National Shippers’ Association across the country.
Executive Secretary of the Council; Mr. Hassan Bello made this disclosure on Tuesday at a meeting with selected Presidents of State Shippers’ Association at the Council head office in Lagos.
Bello, who was represented at the meeting by the Director, Consumer Affairs Department, Chief Cajethan Agu, stated that the forum is to provide a platform that would develop a framework for the formulation of a credible and resourceful National Shippers’ Association.
He also emphasized that shippers still remain the most important partners to the Council.
He acknowledged that “the key priority of the Council is to ensure that shippers are constituted into strong and formidable blocks capable of negotiating with transport service providers on freight payable and associated transport costs’’.
At the end of the meeting, the Shippers’ Council and Presidents of State Shippers’ Association unanimously agreed on the formulation of National Shippers’ Association.