Aftermath of APMT Strike: Importers, Clearing Agents Get Delivery Order Extensions
By DAPO OLAWUNI
Following the suspension of the three days warning strike embarked upon by dockworkers at its terminal on Wednesday, Maersk Line, the parent company of APM Terminals, Apapa has announced extension in the validity of it’s delivery order for importers and clearing agents.
In it’s customer advisory issued on Saturday July 23rd 2022, the shipping company noted that
APM Terminal, Apapa has announced the suspension of the strike action by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) adding that terminal operations has commenced for all terminal activities.
“To mitigate the impact of the strike on your delivery plans, please be informed that Maersk would be extending delivery orders till Tuesday 26th July 2022 (for all shipments released between Monday 18th July and Thursday 21st July 2022 and whose validity dates were from 20th to 22nd July 2022)”
“The extension would be done automatically and revised delivery orders sent via email to the clearing agency for the shipments that fall in this category.
“Please approach the terminal to effect delivery within this validity period.
“Further, our Lagos Counter and telephone lines would be open tomorrow Saturday 23rd July 2022 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. And, there will be extended counter operation hours from Monday 25th July 2022.
Please avail this opportunity to approach the counter for cargo release and export requests” it reads
Recall that dockworkers had on Wednesday shutdown APM Terminal Apapa over alleged maltreatment and poor remuneration by the terminal.