By Foster Obi
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) under the auspices of the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC) will be hosting a Sub-Regional Summit on ‘’ High Shipping Surcharges and Charges’’, Sub-Regional Workshop on Status of Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL Convention) in UASC Member States and a Joint Standing Committee Meeting of UASC from Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th August, 2019 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
A statement by the Council said the events are a collaborative effort involving the Union of African Shippers’ Council (UASC) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) designed to achieve certain objectives.
First, to provide an avenue for the UASC Member Countries to strategise and articulate common positions on how to checkmate the multinational shipping service providers/carriers with a view to adopting a collective position for presentation at the Annual General Meeting of the Global Shippers’ Forum scheduled for September in London.
It is also designed to create more awareness and provide insights to the relevance of the FAL Convention to member Countries for domestication and effective implementation.
Expected participants include UASC Member States, relevant Government Agencies, Ministries, Multi-lateral and Sub-regional organisations in the trade and transport sectors, Public and Private Sector Stakeholders in infrastructure development, ancillary services as well as donor agencies, the statement noted.
Pix: Nigeria Shippers Council Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos