ACCI seeks national policy on inland dry port

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called for a policy on Inland Dry Port (IDP) to facilitate dry port operations, boost trade and economic growth.
Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, ACCI President made the call on Thursday in Abuja at a Public Private Dialogue on Inland Dry Port Operations in Nigeria.
The dialogue, organised by ACCI in partnership with German Development Agency (GIZ) and the European Union (EU) is aimed at providing strong foundation for Nigeria’s transport logistic sector.
Inland Dry Port is a common user facility equipped for handling temporary storage of any kind of goods (including containers) carried under customs transit by any applicable mode of transport for onward transit and outright export.
Abubakar noted that economic development would be best escalated when multi-modal transportation model was the backbone of the economy.
In view of this, he said the chamber, in partnership with GIZ conducted a dry port study as a preparatory step to further work on the creation of National policy on dry port in Nigeria.
This study, using the Kaduna Inland Dry Port as a case study, provides a template for an overview of the dry port sub-sector in Nigeria and analyses the status quo of port system as well as capturing the aspirations of port users.


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