By DAPO OLAWUNI
There is palpable tension at the Tin Can Island Port as the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has shutdown Roll-on Roll-off vehicle terminal at the Tin Can Island Port; 5star Logistics Terminal over alleged hugh-handedness and incompetence of the operator.
The Chairman of the chapter, Alhaji Muhammed Mojeed while speaking at a protracted meeting with management of the terminal listed some of the challenges to include; collection of demurrage on several vehicles that are yet to be discharged on-board a vessel; GLOVIS TELLA.
The meeting was exclusively monitored by DAILY TREND NEWS.
Alhaji Mojeed stated that cargoes are being delayed at the 5star Terminal as a result of lack of space at one of its affiliate bonded terminals; Classic Bonded Terminal, Ojo Lagos.
Also speaking, the Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA at Tin Can, Alhaji Rilwan Amuni lamented lack of security at the terminal which has led to pilfering and vandalisation of imported vehicles.
Others are; lack of adequate handling equipment, epileptic Customs servers which lead to payment of demurrages.
The ANLCA Chairman and his executive have however made their demands known to management of 5 star Terminal, saying that 50% of demurrage on cars trapped inside the terminal or else the terminal remains closed.
General Manager of 5star Terminal, Mr Wolfgang Schneider, and his cuatomer care officer, Mr Chucks Okereafor promised to get back to the agents after consulting with management.
As at the time of filing this report, all access of the 5star Terminal has been shut down, while the visibly angry agents have proceeded to the Customs OC gate at Car park C.
They alleged the Customs OC gate was delaying already cleared cargoes sometimes for as much as 2-weeks for no just cause.
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