Kunle Kalejaye 08 February 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Union of African Shippers Council, UASC, which met recently for its 10th General Assembly in Accra, Ghana, has lauded the Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, for its efforts at building capacity for judges through its annual maritime law seminars.
Mr. Hassan Bello
Speaking at the annual assembly meeting held at Ghana’s International Conference Centre, the chairman of UASC, Dr. Nortey Quarshie Omaboe, said he had observed and keenly followed the Nigerian Shippers Council’s consultative fora and stakeholders’ engagement, seeking to address bottlenecks in the international trading system.
“These are indeed laudable and commendable initiatives. As shippers’ organisations within the sub-region, it would be my expectations that you would utilise the common umbrella that the UASC offers to harmonise your approaches towards the resolution of the myriad of shippers’ problems and develop common templates for trade facilitation in the sub-region,” Omaboe noted.
The need for members to support young and weaker ones as well activate closer ties among African economies was the focus of deliberations of the 10th Assembly of UASC.
Omaboe, who called for closer ties amongst West African economies to improve its participation in global value chain, said there was need for effective linkages in economic activities.
He said, “Indeed, a recent study has shown that for developing economies to effectively participate in the global value chain, there should be effective linkages in activities such as farming, extraction of natural resources, research and development, manufacturing, design, management, marketing, distribution and post-sales services across the entire sub-regions value chain”.
Earlier, executive secretary of the NSC, Hassan Bello, visited the Ghanaian chief justice, Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, where he observed that the admiralty law and the maritime industry remained very critical to the development of national economies and advancement of international trade.