5 star Logistics restricts Nigerian freight forwarders from Terminal

LAGOS-As part of measures  described as safeguarding lives and properties within its terminal,  Five Star Logistics Limited a Terminal Operator at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos has put in place stringent mesures which will further discurage the manner with which clearing agents and other customers gain access into its terminal.

The company have also directed that henceforth, movement of freight agents and other customers shall be restricted within the administrative block of the terminal, its container yard as well as the popular Car Park C at ports complex.

A statement issued by the management of the company which was sighted by biztellers stated that the new directive must take effect from immediately.  Apart from this, persons trying to access the terminal have been directed to ensure that they put on reflective jackets without which they will not be granted entrance.

“Customers and agents are required to present original bill of lading or a telex release with a copy non- negotiable bill of lading dully signed and stamped” the statement reads.

The statement also said that on examination, customers and agents are required to present copy of shipping company delivery order (DO) alongside their bill of laden.

The statement reads that “On final delivery, agents are required to present together original Terminal Delivery Order (TDO) and custom desk. All agents are required to present clear identification, and non compliance with the above mentioned, will result to no access to the Terminal”.

Our correspondent also gathered that shades which where hitherto occupied by clearing agents within the Car park C’ has since been dismantled in order to discourage crowd gathering.

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