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Importers, Freight Forwarders Threaten Service Disruption Over Rate Hike

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By Adedapo Adesanya Port stakeholders, including importers and freight forwarders in the eastern zone have threatened to shut down services after a seven-day ultimatum over a 200 per cent hike in haulage rate by the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC). Addressing newsmen on behalf of the group, Mr Joshua Ahuama, Zonal Coordinator, Association of Nigerian Customs Licenced Agents (ANLCA), said the agency must rescind the move and return the rates to status quo. He lamented that due to the current economic indicators, the move was ill-timed since it didn’t consider the stakeholders in the zone. The representative said the meeting became