*Says owners must clear them latest March 15 or pay full charges
APM Terminals Apapa Monday announced a 50 percent reduction in charges on overtime cargoes in what the terminal operator said was to check increasing congestion in Apapa port.
The company put the number of containers affected at the port at 1,290.
The owners of the containers were given between now and March 15 to clear them or pay full charges from March 16.
In a notice to importers, the terminal operator said the measure was in support of the efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to decongest the port to enable the discharge of new containers.
Part of the notice reads: “We urgently request the importers of below listed 1290 containers that have been in the terminal for 365 days to 4000 days, to clear them.
“To assist importers, and in support of government policy, the Terminal will offer 50percent discount on the storage charges for any of the listed containers delivered until 15th of March 2020. The full tariff will be payable from 16th of March 2020.”