Freight forwarders decry difficult business terrain at Onne Port, others

Wed Jan 15th, 2020 - Rivers

CRFFN targets N5b yearly through POF
Stakeholders in freight forwarding have decried the difficulty of doing business in the southern part of the country especially in Onne Port of Rivers State.

The stakeholders comprising clearing agents from the South South and South East regions lamented the deplorable state of roads to Onne Port where they carry out their businesses, describing it as death traps.

Mr. Chidi Opara, who spoke in Port Harcourt yesterday during a meeting with Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) on the Practitioner’s Operating Fee (POF), said the stakeholders might be willing to pay the fees, if the numerous challenges facing their businesses such as bad road, excess interruptions and arbitrary charges at the port were addressed.

Meanwhile, CRFFN is targeting N5 billion revenue yearly through POF on imported cargos.

Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Samuel Nwakohu, disclosed this in an interview shortly after the meeting with the stakeholders.




source: Guardian