Press Statement: Coronavirus: NPA Suspends Demurrage





Coronavirus: NPA Suspends Demurrage


  1. The Nigerian Ports Authority has directed all Terminal operators to suspend all applicable terminal storage fees on consignments (demurrage) for an initial period of twenty-one days effective March 23, 2020.

  1. This gesture is in recognition of the pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic imposes on businesses, the responsibility imposed on the Authority to relief this burden on its customers as well as attaining the objective of the Federal Government’s Ease of Doing Business Policy at this trying period.

  1. The Authority recognises the financial implications of these policies on the terminal operators and will consider a shift in our operational charges to ameliorate the situation of stakeholders.

  1. The NPA thanks all stakeholders for their cooperation.

Jatto A Adams

General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications

Nigerian Ports Authority


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