Demurrage, NPA Nightmare?

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By Esau J. Farr

The National Port Authority (NPA) has described as a nightmare the issue of constrains faced in demurrage clearing at the Freeport of Monrovia in Montserrado County.

Demurrage is that money or payment made to shipping agencies on goods or containers that are not cleared from shipping companies’ domain beyond the extra fifteen (15) days’ period for consignees (owners of containers) to clear their goods from the shipping agencies.

The assertion was made Tuesday April 30, 2019 on the Super Morning Show hosted on ELBC by the Public Relations Manager, Malcolm Scott.

His assertion was in response to the question whether or not the proclaimed free demurrage announced by President George M. Weah recently.

Recently President George M. Weah announced a free demurrage on all containers to run from April 1-20, 2019 an opportunity that has since expired.

According to Mr. Scott, the announcement made by President Weah brought relief for many consignees most of whom are Liberian importers.

He also sees the decision of the President to announce a free demurrage as “being human”.

“The President was just human,” to have come to the aid of Liberians who were faced with constrains of paying demurrage fees to shipping agencies at the Free Port of Monrovia, Scott added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Scott has boasted of high revenue generation recounting a US$4.5m generation by the NPA as the highest intake ever in the history of the port after the civil wars. TNR

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Reuben Sei Waylaun Managing Editor A trained Liberian journalist and Administrator with over eight active years in mainstream media. He has worked with both the electronic and print media as radio producer, newscaster, reporter, News Editor, Editor-In-Chief, and Managing Editor respectively. He has a very good understanding of the Liberian media and very good working relations with media houses across the country and good at lobbying with his peers and above at all times. Reuben is a graduate of the University of Liberia with BPA in PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT with emphasis in Development Planning Administration & Public Policy. In Management, he has emphasis in Human Resource management, Small Business Management and Business law respectively
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