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Union threatens to disrupt port operations

04 December 2013, 13:39

Lagos - Port operations in one of Nigeria’s biggest ports, Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), could be disrupted within the next few days if Licensed Customs Brokers, popularly known as customs agents, carried out their threat to withdrawn their services from the terminal.

The proposed withdrawal of services followed allegations of poor services being rendered by the terminal operator, reports Daily Independent.

The union took the first step in disrupting activities at the port when thousands of its members staged a protest causing the partial shutdown of the TICT office.

David Kanikwu, Secretary General of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tin Can Port chapter, said his members grievances against the TICT management include a delay in positioning of containers for examination, inadequate facilities for scanning, poor space management, lack of holding bay and manual documentation.

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