Kaduna Inland Dry Port Limited (KIDPL), has disclosed that it has all the requirements and capacity to export goods unstuff/stuff, from Kaduna to other ports in the country.
KIDPL said that it can consolidate goods in its mega warehouse, provide empty containers, while the authorised agencies involve in export examination with pre shipment inspection agent will legitimately certify the export before sealing off for onward transit to Apapa/Onne/Tin Can and other destinations on-board sailing vessel.
The General Manager of KIDPL, Rotimi O. Raimi Hassan made the disclosure during the Export Forum at KIDPL Conference Room on Wednesday March 10, 2022.
According to Hassan, the primary objective of Inland Dry Ports establishment in Nigeria is to decongest Lagos seaports and bring shipping services to the doorsteps of hinterland shippers, to transacts shipping business and use the dry port platform to either clears their import or forward export without interface with Onne/ Lagos seaports.
He said: “The federal government is taking export as part of revenue generation by encouraging people to diversify into export business and use it as avenue to balance our international trade so that Nigeria will not solely dependent on crude oil export.
“However, Nigeria is blessed with so many natural resources yet untapped, and this is the time now for us to have a rethink and explore into export trade business which the overhead cost is minimal.
“It is my pleasure to inform you that Nigerian Railway Corporation has indicated their readiness to commence rail haulage very soon after test running of the rail lines from Zaria to Jebba and Lagos to Jebba. We are hopeful that export will be sealed here by customs with other agencies authorized at KIDP.
“With these, I assured you that the hindrances facing in export logistics will be eliminated. The northern exporters will smile and enjoy the dividend of the present government under the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari.”
Kaduna inland dry port was gazetted on 26th May 2015 as port of Origin for export forwarding and port of destination for Import consignments. It was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR.
Hassan advised stakeholders to always ask questions for the purpose of clarification when necessary, in order to have more information on how to handle their export processing at Kaduna inland dry port.