JUST IN: Shippers’ Council Begins Automation Of Operations

Shippers’ Council Begins Automation Of Operations

Shippers' Council Begins Automation Of Operations


As part of its strategies to drive service efficiency and contribute revenue to the federal ,
To enhance efficiency, the Shippers' Council (NSC) has set August 2024 as deadlines for full paperless operations.
This was disclosed by the executive secretary, Pius Ukeyima Akuta, on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Council's three-day 2024 Strategic Management Retreat in with the theme: “Unlocking the Potentials of the Marine and Blue Economy for Rapid National Economic Development.”
Akuta, who noted that paperless operation reduces bureaucracy, said the agency will leverage technology and go fully paperless in August 2024 to optimise its operations.

Stating that the theme of the conference aligned seamlessly with the ministry's strategic vision, Akuta said it “underscores the vast opportunities inherent in the marine and blue economy sector.
The Shippers' Council stated that the council said it is working with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy to create a robust policy framework for harnessing potential of the nation's marine resource.
He said the council is committed to develop and implement national policy on Marine and Blue Economy.
The Shippers Council boss further disclosed that the council is committed to promoting efficiency at all the nation's seaports by streamlining port operations.

“The Nigerian Shippers' Council remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring that the Marine and Blue Economy sector significantly contributes to our nation's GDP.
Our performance will be rigorously assessed on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, as we strive to meet and exceed our responsibilities.
“Over the next few days, we have the privilege to delve deep into critical issues outlined in the ministry's agenda, exchange ideas, and chart a course of action that will unlock the full potentials of the marine and Blue Economy ministry. Therefore, let us work collaboratively as a team to shape a future for the Council that not only withstands the test of time but also aligns seamlessly with Mr. President's vision for this sector and the broader economy.”

“Also, by working with the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, we aim to create a robust policy framework that harnesses the potential of our marine resources. This is ongoing and our contributions must be evident,” the ES stated.
The Shippers Council boss also revealed that the council tends to develop a strategic blueprint that would be used to harness its full potential.

“Development of a New Strategic Plan Aligned with the Marine and Blue Economy Policy Our strategic blueprint must harmonize seamlessly with the evolving landscape of the marine and blue economy sector By crafting a forward-looking plan, we position ourselves to harness its full potential.
“Our focus is on streamlining port operations and enhancing seamless trade. These cannot be achieved without collaboration with other industry stakeholders and we must up our game by restructuring our operations and a culture change. Also, we must ensure the the establishment of Inland Dry Ports and Vehicle Transit Areas, crucial for efficient cargo movement.”

“We must attract and retain top talent, ensuring that our workforce reflects excellence and diversity. Promotion: A merit-based promotion system will foster growth and recognise exceptional contributions.

The council tends to achieve, fair and transparent disciplinary processes that are essential for maintaining organizational integrity, recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance, motivates our team to achieve greatness and ensure that our leadership must stay abreast of industry trends and best practices.
“Investing in our people through skill-building programs is paramount; Capacity Building Courses and exposure to global perspectives enhances our capabilities,” he stated.

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