The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Tincan Island Port, yesterday, took delivery of two Nuctech mobile scanners with accessories to boost examination and clearing of cargoes at the port.
The Customs Area Controller, Musa Abdullahi, who took delivery of the consignment, said the integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports was in line with global best practice for trade facilitation.
He said that the key objective of deploying scanners was to reduce very significantly the time needed for physical inspection of goods, which generates extensive cost and creates multiple burdens as well as inconveniences for both the importers and the Customs operations.
Abdullahi, while expressing excitement on the development, extolled the virtues of the present leadership of the Customs under the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali and his management team for the procurement of the scanners.
He, therefore, assured stakeholders that with the deployment of the scanners, there would be an increase in cargo handling for better efficiency