The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Rt Honourable Emmanuel June has attributed self-interest being pursued by some individual as an issue inhibiting the implementation of International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN).
Jime stated this during an oversight visit by the Chairman, and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Port and Harbour to the NSC in Lagos, recently.
It may be recalled that the Federal Government on 14th May, 2015 gave approval to Nigerian Shippers’ Council through the Ministry of Transportation to introduce the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN). The advantages of (ICTN) includes provision of security measures for cargo movement from the port of destination to the port of origin.
The NSC boss assured the Chairman that the Advanced Cargo Tracking Note when actualized would have a significant impact on the nation’s maritime industry.
In an interview with the Shipper, the Chairman, House of Representative Committee on Ports and Harbour, Honourable Garba Datti Muhammed affirmed the Committee’s readiness to look into the issue of funds that Nigerian Shippers’ Council needs to execute its regulatory mandate at the ports.
Honourable Datti commended Nigerian Shippers’ Council for the pivotal role it has played in the maritime sector as Port Economic Regulator.
According to him, the Committee paid an oversight visit to all the agencies under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in-order to monitor budget compliance.