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Importers get special concession for vehicular imports



AT LAST, Nigerian importers and their allies that operate at the Tin Can Island Port can heave a sigh of relief, as a leading Roll-On-Roll Off  (RoRo) vehicle terminal at Nigerian ports; PTML Terminal and its shipping arm; Grimaldi Shipping Nigeria have offered importers and their freight forwarders a special concession on all long standing imported vehicles within the terminal.

  The terminal announced that it is charging a maximum of 60 days of storage for long standing RORO cargoes.

  The waiver is for all vehicles with long dwell time inside the port. Importers are now to pay for 60-days storage, irrespective of length of accumulated storage.

  Already, the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has commended the terminal operator for the waiver.

  A circular released to its customers on Monday, reads: “We at Grimaldi and PTML are mindful of difficulties faced by our customers during the lock down in many states and cities for last four weeks due to COVlD-19 pandemic.

  “Our national and state governments have started to open the economy since last week Monday.”

  “Thus, to assist our valued customers with their cash flow, PTML is announcing a special storage waiver palliative with immediate effect as below.”

  “PTML will freeze (stop) storage charges to a maximum of 60 days from the discharge date for all vehicles for next couple of weeks. What it means is that the customer will pay for 60 days storage and the rest would be waived.”

  “We therefore encourage all customers who have vehicles inside our terminal to come forward and take delivery immediately”.

  Speaking with National Light regarding the waiver, the spokesman of ANLCA at PTML Chapter, Comrade Ayokunle Sulaiman commended Grimaldi Shipping and PTML terminal, saying that clearing agents have started taking advantage of the waiver.

  “This is a good gesture from Grimaldi Shipping ” he said

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