Inside Lagos port
Customs De-activate Five Star Logistics Terminal Over Unpaid Debts
….as thousands of vehicles remain trapped
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has de-activated the Five Star Logistics Terminal over Unpaid Debts. This is even as thousands of vehicles remain trapped due to inability of clearing agents to clear already released vehicles and cargoes.
In a statement signed on Friday by the acting National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr. Kayode Farinto, clearing agents were admonished to exercise patience over the delays caused to clearance of imported vehicles at the port terminal.
According to the statement titled: Re-Deactivation Of Five Star Logistics From Customs Portal, ANLCA stated that, “It has been brought to the notice of ANLCA NECOM that our members are unable to exit the already Released VEHILCES and Cargoes from the five Star Logistics due to the fact that the terminal operator has been deactivated from Custons portal as a result of unpaid assessment running into millions of Naira.
“We wish to inform our members that,ANLCA is on top of this issue and we are saddened about the development. However,we shall be given the terminal operator between now and next week Tuesday to resolve their issue with Nigeria Customs.
“if not, ANLCA will be taking them to court for beach of agreement and failure to deliver these cargoes to the importers rep. So, Five Star should know that it will be responsible for all demurrage’s and storages that May accrue withing these period.( from the 6th of July to date)
“Finally we urge our members to be calm and law abiding and I want to advice that we keep the receipts of all payments during these period.”
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