AP Moller Terminal has encouraged Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to strive for its evolution into the National Transport Commission (NTC) in a bid to better sanitize the nation’s maritime domain.
The nation’s leading terminal operator made this appeal today when Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) presented it a certificate to operate as a regulated service provider.
Executive Secretary of NSC, Hon. Emmanuel Jime presented this certificate when the leadership of APMT paid him a courtesy visit at the NSC headquarters, today.
During the visit, the Legal Adviser and Head of Corporate Affairs of APMT, Chinenye Deinde, called on NSC to pursue the National Transport Commission (NTC) bill stating that it has the potential to sanitize the maritime sector.
AP Moller Terminals led by its Vice President Mr. Martijn Van Dongen leading a 4 -man delegation, noted that the essence of the visit was to strengthen collaboration with Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the port economic regulator.
In his response, Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of NSC, Hon. Emmanuel Jime, assured that Shippers’ Council is working on the review of its enabling Act which he believes will strengthen the agency in its role as port economic regulator.
According to him, the Federal Government is committed to making Nigeria an investment haven for foreign investors while encouraging local entrepreneurs to be creative in growing the economy.
“The strategic location of this country on the African continent makes it a trigger for investments”, the NSC boss posited.
Mr. Dongen was accompanied on the visit by Mr. Klaus Holm Laursen, Head of Joint Ventures, Africa and Europe, Mrs. Chinenye Deinde, Legal Adviser & Head, Corporate Affairs, APMT as well as Mr. Frederick Klinke, MD, APMT Nigeria.
This information was disseminated by Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju Head, Public Relations Unit, NSC.