The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has unveiled plans to kick off the implementation of the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN) before the expiration of the third quarter, 2024.
Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr. Pius Akutah, has said that the Council is planning to kick off the implementation of Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN), at the nation’s ports by September 2024.
Barr. Pius Akutah hinted during a visit by the League of Maritime Editors, led by the President, Mr. Paul Okorocha to NSC’s Lagos Headquarters, that the Council is actively working to achieve this goal before the end of the third quarter of next year.
The Cargo Tracking Note is an automated scheme, which can determine the type and volume of cargo that are imported into the country through seaports within a specific period. The CTN will also boost Nigeria’s security and enhance the Federal Government’s revenue from the seaports.
The NSC boss said that the commencement of the International Cargo Tracking Note is in line with President Tinubu’s administration of renewed Hope Agenda, which seeks to diversify the revenue base of Nigeria’s economy.
It will be recalled, that the Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on Shipping Service, Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki, during the Shippers’ Council’s Special Management Retreat in Lagos, tasked Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s management to ensure that effective machinery is put in place for the implementation of the CTN.