Custom brokers cut off strike after port management intervention.


By:Julius Konton

NPA Management Intervention Halts Customs Brokers’ continue Strike Action Customs following interventions by the Port Management.

Brokers President Alvin Tomey announced the associations decision to halt the strike action at a roundtable dialogue with the Port Management on Thursday evening pending redress into a host issue regarding claims of “increment in port handling charges and tariff by apm terminals, cancellation of bivac contracts and the implantation of outdated penalty on cargo inspections.

National Port Authority Deputies for Administration and Operations Mrs Celia Cuffy Brown and Christopher Wisner initiated the dialogue with the brokers to reverse vices that could cause instability at the Port and hurt the country’s economy as a result of the aborted strike action.

Madam Brown and Mr. Wisner assured the Weah led government through the port management’s unrelenting actions aimed at providing amicable redress to issues being flagged by the Brokers

The NPA two Deputies informed the Brokers’ leadership about President Weah’s vision for a people centered and fair customer service operations at the Port; hence, the Port Management will exert every means applicable to provide solution to their concerns.

An NPA release says the Port Management team had earlier summoned Officials of the Liberia Revenue Authority and APM Terminals on the issues being raised by the Brokers and that resolution from these meetings will be officially communicated by the Government to all stakeholders of the Port.