Shippers’ Council Frowns At Monopoly In Ports
THE Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has frowned at allegations of monopolistic tendencies in the Eastern ports of the country, calling for a competitive spirit among all service providers, including shipping companies and terminal operators to drive the nation’s economy.
Executive Secretary of the Council, Mr. Hassan Bello, who spoke in Onne and Port Harcourt ports, Rivers State, during a recent visit to assess the situation in the area, stressed that competitiveness in every market environment was a global trend which every service provider in the ports should embrace.
Bello, who disclosed that his Council had been inundated with complaints of monopoly against some service providers, condemned the practice, adding that the NSC as ports economic regulator was out to encourage competition in the operating environment.
He argued that fair competition compels service providers to offer efficient services as well as places consumers of shipping services with the option of choice in the market or any industry.
Bello advised all service providers to discontinue any measure that would stifle competition in the country.