Terminal operators introduce waivers to reduce congestion – New Telegraph
●4 ships arrive with 1,400 used vehicles
Vehicle importers have been granted waivers of between N400,000 and N0.8 million by Five Star Logistics Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, to decongest the port.
It comes as an additional 1,400 units of used vehicles arrived this week in four ships. Awaiting berthing at the roll-on roll-off terminal, Greater Abidjan with 350 units; Grande Costal D’Aberio, 350 units; Silver Queen, 350 units and Grand Togo, 350 units.
The dealership said car importers would get a waiver of N400,000 per unit; vans, N450,000 per unit and buses and trucks, N800,000 per unit. In its notice titled: “Special Limited Terminal Storage Waiver”, the terminal operator explained that the offer, which begins on August 20, would only last until September 30, 2022, saying that all recipients and agents were encouraged to take delivery under the waiver. period.
The new offering follows a recent sanction, which led to the terminal operator being disabled from the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) portal for several weeks in July 2022, when it was disconnected from the customs portal, vehicles imported continued to stuff the terminal and its stuck terminals.
He explained: “We are exceptionally granting the following lump sum payment options for all vehicles arriving at our terminal before March 1, 2022.” Additionally, it was found that there were discussions between the terminal and clearing agents about the need to extend the lien to bonded terminals under the terminal operator, which were also congested.
In July, the NCS portal was overdrawn against the terminal operator due to N97 million debt. The terminal was only reconnected to the Customs servers on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 after settling the debts. Customs had alleged that Five Star Terminal had delivered the vehicles and cargo without them being cleared through customs on its systems, and that virtually all of the vehicles had backlogs of unpaid assessments, mostly debit notes.
In July, the high duties imposed by NCS prompted many importers and clearing agents to abandon more than 7,580 units of used vehicles at the Port and Multi-Service Terminal Limited (PTML) and five-star logistics terminal. Between May and June 2022, shipping data from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) revealed that 3,650 used vehicles were transported through the country’s Ro-Ro port.
Dispatch data revealed that as many as 3,930 used vehicles have been waiting to be unloaded since June from 12 vessels with Greater Senegal leading with 350 units; Large Cameroon, 300 units; Greater Lagos, 400 units; Grande Tema, 400 units and Grande Cotonou, 400 units.
Other vessels jostling for berth space are the Grand Togo with 350 units; Repubblica Argentina, 300 units; Greater Abidjan, 400 housing units; Glovis Condor, 350 units; Repubblica Argentina, 350 units; MSC Cristiana, 450 units and Grande Costa D”avorio, 350 units