NPA  Announce 100% Waiver On Storage & Demurrage – Abandoned Containers  

The Management of the National Port Authority  has negotiated 100% waiver for storage and demurrage on abandoned containers at the Freeport of Monrovia.

APM Terminals and Shipping Agencies Officials announced their fullest support  to President George Weah’s Pro–Poor Government policy and consented to waive the storage and demurrage charges at the close of two separate meetings with the Management of the National Port Authority.

NPA acting Managing Director Celia Cuffy –Brown described  the move as a gesture from President  Weah to consignees whose containers have overstayed at the Freeport of Monrovia beyond 90 days.

The waiver excludes handling charges as details regarding the full list of containers under this category  will form part of  the clearance date and procedures  expected  to be  announced in the days ahead.

According to NPA acting Managing Director, the move is President Weah’s desire to bring relief to consignees who have  incurred huge storage and demurrage debts  on the abandoned containers  being considered under this waiver order .

Mrs Brown intoned that the action will enhance port operational efficiency, decongest  container park at the Port and improve quick turnaround time of container traffic.The waiver of 100%  charges on storage and demurrage on the overstayed containers comes on the heel of recent intervention by the NPA Management team that resulted to the cancellation of a planed strike action by Customs Brokers.

At the same time, discussions are underway with Stakeholders and the NPA Management regarding plans to arrival at  measures to improve customer service and derive at solutions to address other constrains  in cargo clearance at the Port.

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