Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has unveiled an online registration portal for regulated service providers and users operating at Nigerian ports.
Addressing stakeholders at the launching of the online portal in Lagos, the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NSC., Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime said the new platform guarantees a safe and secure business environment, which also eliminates the challenges of faceless stakeholders in the ports’ sector.
Jime also maintained that the launch of the portal marks a milestone as the Council is being upgraded from manual registration to a fully automated registration platform.
According to him, Nigerian Shippers’ Council as the Port Economic Regulator wants seamless operation at the ports as he called on all the stakeholders to ensure strict compliance with the online registration portal.
ES/CEO, Rt. Hon Emmanuel Jime and Management staff of the Council unveils the Online Portal for the Registration of Regulated Port Service Providers and Users.
The Assistant Director, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mr. Benjamin Ivghreghiweta made a presentation on how to register with Ship- pers’ Council through the portal.
Director, Consumers Affairs Department of the Council, Chiefs Cajetan Agu added that one of the responsibilities placed on the Council when it became the nation’s port economic regulator in 2014 was the responsibility to register all port operators and port users.
According to him, the need to know genuine stakeholders informed the launch of the online registration portal.
In an interview with the Forum, the Director General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Mrs. Vivian Azubuike emphasized the importance of enlightenment campaigns on the newly-created online portal.
Some stakeholders who spoke with Shipper described the launch of the online portal as a welcome development and expressed optimism that the platform would aid their operations at the ports.
The regulated port service providers and Port users include Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) freight forwarders, truckers, seaport terminal operators, stevedoring companies, shippers, off- duck terminal operators, badge operators, among others.
Management staff after the Successful launch of the Online Portal for the Registration of Regulated Port Service Providers and Users.