Promoter of Edo Dry Port collaborates with MAN, chambers of commerce
By Timothy Osaze,
Promoter of the Dry Port of Edo Inland Container, Atlantic Marine Engineering Services (AMES), said it’s working with manufacturers’ associations and chambers of commerce to begin exporting to the port.
The MD / CEO of AMES-Edo Inland Container Dry Port, Dr Charles Akhigbe, revealed this on Thursday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Benin.
Akhigbe said the port has a Domestic Export Warehouse (DEW) that serves as a one-stop-shop for exporters and trade operators.
“We are contracting with chambers of commerce, manufacturers’ associations as well as individuals to start exporting non-petroleum products from Edo through the inland dry port.
“Exporters of agricultural products from the Edo region no longer need to go to Lagos because everything exporting can be done at the dry port.
“The DEW initiative led by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council will ensure that exporters operate less than one roof to obtain certification for their products.
“Once the product meets the necessary export standards, it will be packed and loaded into a container and shipped directly to the designated shipping line,” he said.
He said the port would start operations before the end of April, urging exporters to take advantage of lower tariffs and logistics costs.
He also urged MSMEs to enter into the Federal Government’s Export Development Fund to enable them to boost their exports of agricultural products. (NOPE)