October 2, 2022

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Customs takes delivery of two cargo scanners at Tin Can Island port

The mobile cargo scanner

The Tin Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS) on Monday took delivery of two Nuctech mobile scanners MT1213DE with accessories.

The scanners arrived on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China.

Controller of the Command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi while taking delivery of the consignment said integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports is in line with global best practice for trade facilitation.

He noted that, “the key objective of deploying scanners is to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens and inconveniences for both the Importers and the Customs operations.”

Comptroller Musa (middle) and senior officers of the command while taking delivery of the mobile cargo scanners at the Tin Can Island Port, Apapa in Lagos on Monday.

While expressing excitement on the development, Comptroller Musa extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the Customs under the Comptroller General Of Customs, Hameed Ibrahim Ali and his management team for working the talk on the procurement of scanners.

“Recall that the CGC on assumption had promised to reform, restructure and raise revenue and these scanners will constantly enhance trade facilitation and consequently lead to increased revenue,” he said.

Comptroller Musa assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there will be increased cargo handling for better efficiency in the trade value chain.