Marine Surveyor Urges Importers To Use Tamperproof Seals On Containers

A marine surveyor, Mr Monday Ogadina, has advised importers to use tamper-proof seals on containers to discourage pilfering.
Ogadina, who is also the Chief Executive of  Seaguard Marine Service Ltd, said in Lagos on Wednesday at a forum that the sector was losing about 65 per cent of its income to pilferers due to inappropriate sealing of containers.
He said that the use of padlock after examination of cargoes should be discouraged.
“Statistics have shown that 65 per cent of importers’ income is lost to pilfering.

A marine surveyor, Mr Monday Ogadina, has advised importers to use tamper-proof seals on containers to discourage pilfering.
Ogadina, who is also the Chief Executive of  Seaguard Marine Service Ltd, said in Lagos on Wednesday at a forum that the sector was losing about 65 per cent of its income to pilferers due to inappropriate sealing of containers.
He said that the use of padlock after examination of cargoes should be discouraged.
“Statistics have shown that 65 per cent of importers’ income is lost to pilfering.
“But when an importer uses tamperproof seal, the rate of pilfering is reduced to about 10 per cent,’’ Ogadina said.
He said that goods were expected to be in perfect condition on arrival at the port or warehouse.
According to him, this is not the case as many importers have lost billions of naira to inappropriate locks or poor handling before or during off-loading.
Ogadina advised shippers to appoint cargo surveyors that would help to check their cargoes in terms of size, weight, content, packing and handling before loading on board a vessel.
“Cargo surveyors are loss managers who issue and generate claim documents for quick compensation whenever a loss is occurred.”