December 5, 2022

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Group commends PTML over storage waiver on vehicles

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Frank Ogunojemite

The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON), has commended the management of PTML for introducing a storage waiver promo for vehicles in the terminal.

PTML had on July 26, 2021, announced a special Storage Waiver Promo, which it said was with immediate effect and would run till August 24, 2021.

According to PTML, clients whose vehicles have been in the terminal for over 6 months shall pay storage charges for 60 days only, while the remaining storage accrued will be entirely waived.

The decision, the company said was in response to the difficulties faced by its customers due to the present economic situation.

APFFLON, in a press statement issued by its national President, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite and made available to Maritime Today Online said that the waiver will encourage those who have abandoned their vehicles within the given time frame to take delivery of their vehicles now with the offer of a reduced storage charges.

He said, “As an advocacy group, APFFLON shall always commend those policies and procedures that would positively impact freight forwarders and encourage ease of doing business hence the commendation.

“Recall that APFFLON had weeks ago, kicked against 50% increase in handling charges by PTML, which we described as ill-timed. And our protest occasioned the unscheduled visit of the immediate past Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello, to the management during which he appealed for the suspension of the increment.

“The storage waiver promo came in an auspicious time; it came as a respite to those whose vehicles have been stuck in the terminal for the past six months due to the biting economic situation; a time when most people are struggling so hard to keep their businesses afloat.

“APFFLON hereby advise those concerned to leverage on this promo to take delivery of their vehicles within the time range while thanking PTML for the exemplary step.”