Apparently reacting t the current status of some companies that have not been active in the port system, the management of Port Harcourt port has suspended some shipping agents from the daily berthing meetings.
Sources confirmed to our correspondent that those affected by the suspension are shipping companies which have not been able to berth any vessels in Rivers Ports in the past 36 months.
The companies are said to always constitute nuisance at the daily berthing meeting and have also been linked to rowdiness at meetings and contributing nothing to proceedings.
Our source confirmed that he list included some companies which had previously played big in Port Harcourt port. The list which was sighted by Shipping Position Weekly include : Contraco Shipping, Deino Maritime, Dully Shipping, Easy Atlantic, East-West Coast, Ehikoye, Caro Shipping, Ehco Ventures, Fast Focus, Gocal Focus, Joe Eboje, Kazuma Shipping, Latbest /Leksal, Marpat, Samcham, Rich Ocean, Sea Port, Sealine Global, Silver Ocean And Somafall.
Our correspondent reliably learnt that few of the companies still operate elsewhere; some practically no longer in existence while some operate in Lagos and Onne.