The Nigerian Shippers’ Council will in collaboration with the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) hold the 9th edition of African Shippers’ Day in Lagos from Monday 16th January 2023 to Wednesday 18th January, 2023.
The programme, with the theme ‘African Continental Free Trade Agreement: A Veritable Platform for African Shippers to Mainstream into Global Trade,’ will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari while Mu’Azu Jaji Sambo, the Minister of Transportation will be the chief host.
Wamkele Mene, the secretary general of African Continental Free Trade Agreement is expected to make a presentation on the topic ‘AfCFTA: Vehicle for Africa’s Economic Growth & Development’.
Other speakers include Olubunmi Osuntuyi, the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN), who will speak on ‘The Role of INCOTERMS 2020 in the Implementation of African Continental Free Trade Agreement’ and Nwachukwu Remigus, manager, Trade Finance, African Export-Import Bank will make a presentation speak on ‘Payment Systems in International Trade’.
The African Shippers’ Day is primarily aimed at creating a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among shippers’ organisations in the West and Central African Sub-regions, discussions on issues that will improve maritime trade, and disseminating information on the role of Shippers’ Councils and UASC.
The event will be attended by member countries of the Union of African Shippers’ Councils as well as other countries maintaining associate status with the Union, Shippers and maritime stakeholders.
Recall that Ghana hosted the 8th edition of African Shippers’ Day in 2021.