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NAHCO seeks compliance with new rule on cargoes

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THE Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc has urged all cargo importers, airlines and stakeholders to process clearing of their shipments within the government’s stipulated time for cargo storage.

The company said that the call was necessary due to the non-clearing of cargo by the Licensed Customs Agents arising from the Federal Government’s decision to enhance security around the airport.

Spokesman for the agency, Sanya Onayoade explained, “Our cargo handling protocol allows for seven days grace to clear such cargo after which they will be charged for demurrage.”

He stated that in the event that the goods are not cleared within 28 days, the consignments risk being declared overtime cargo by the Nigerian Customs Service.

His words: “We wish to reiterate our full support to the Federal Government of Nigeria on her economic development programme which includes airport infrastructural renewal, enhanced security at the airports and the 24-hour cargo clearing scheme as encapsulated in the Aviation Master Plan of the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah-Ogiewonyi. We also pledge to work with the Nigerian Customs Service to ensure full payment of duties on cargo imported through our facilities.”

NAHCO Aviance Plc has been at the forefront of major investments in the aviation industry to bring maximum comfort to the travelling public, freighters and airport users.

The company commissioned in May 2012 has an ultra-modern warehouse worth N2 billion. This huge facility which is the first of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa boasts of euro-pallet racks and oversize storage racks, modern cold-room equipment, computerised access control system which eliminates touting, and intelligent closed circuit television (CCTV) which has greatly reduced the incidence of pilferages and missing cargoes

Safety compliance, a regulatory requirement according to Onayoade, was guaranteed by the installation of automatic fire detection systems as well as installation of cargo screening machine and anti-bomb equipment.

Also, ground support equipment worth N2 billion was delivered to the company’s stations at the various airports in the country to boost operations and provide seamless services to customers.

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