NPA declares 10% discount on vessels at Eastern ports

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday announced a 10% discount on harbour dues in all concessioned terminals at the Eastern ports.

This was disclosed by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the authority, Mr Jatto Adams.

Adams in a statement said the ports that would be affected by this initiative are Calabar, Rivers and Delta Ports.

According to him, the discount was part of efforts to increase patronage of the Eastern ports.

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“The Authority, however, wishes to clarify that this discount will only apply to harbour dues payable by the following types of vessels/cargoes.

“Container vessels with at least 250 TEUs; General cargo vessels with at least 16,000 tonnes; combo vessels with at least 16,000 tonnes; and RORO vessels with at least 250 units of vehicles.

“These discounts shall not apply to vessels coming INBALLAST (empty); vessels calling at private jetties; and vessels calling carrying liquid bulk,”

Babatunde Alao …

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