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Shippers’ Council, UASC Set To Host African Shippers Day
From: Agency Report
Thu, 12 Jan 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The nation’s Port Economic Regulator, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said that it would in collaboration with the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) hold the 9th edition of African Shippers’ Day.
The Council said the event would take place in Lagos, from Monday, January 16, 2023, to Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.
Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju Head of the Public Relations Unit Nigerian Shippers’ Council who confirmed this in a statement made available to Daily Independent, said the programme, with the theme ‘‘African Continental Free Trade Agreement: A Veritable Platform for African Shippers to Mainstream into Global Trade’’, will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari, while Engr. Mu’Azu Jaji Sambo, the Honourable Minister of Transportation is the Chief host.
According to her, the Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Mr Wamkele Mene is expected to make a presentation on the topic ‘‘AfCFTA: Vehicle for Africa’s Economic Growth & Development.’’
Other speakers, according to the statement are the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN), Mrs Olubunmi Osuntuyi, who will speak on ‘‘The Role of INCOTERMS 2020 in the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)’’ and Mr Nwachukwu Remigus, Manager, Trade Finance, African Export-Import Bank, will make a presentation and speak on ‘‘Payment Systems in International Trade.’’
The African Shippers’ Day is primarily aimed at creating a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst shippers’ organizations in the West and Central African Sub-regions, discussions on issues that will improve maritime trade, and disseminating information on the role of Shippers’ Councils and UASC.
The event will be attended by member countries of the Union of African Shippers’ Councils as well as other countries maintaining associate status with the Union, Shippers and maritime stakeholders.
It would be recalled that Ghana hosted the 8th edition of African Shippers’ Day in 2021.


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