Determined to ensure that its members uphold ethical standard in the maritime sector, the Congregation of Registered Freight Forwarding Practitioners Of Nigeria (CREFFPON), has concluded plans to embark on familiarisation tour of all freight forwarding and logistics associations in the maritime industry in a bid to enthroning professionalism in the industry.
CREFFPON in a press statement signed by Edwin Chukwudire, with the Administration department of the group explained that the exercise is in pursuance of its mandate for voluntary movement, aimed at salvaging its noble Profession.
According to financialbusiness.com.ng, he said the tour becomes imperative to strengthen the administration of its regulatory council towards attaining optimal regulations.
He stressed: “The exercise would leave no stone unturned towards enthronement of professionalism in the freight forwarding sub- sector”.
To make the tour a huge success, CREFFPON has carefully lined an itinerary of visitation and mobilisation to freight forwarding Associations, critical stakeholders, groups, as well as selected individual practitioners.
The familiarisation exercise scheduled for two weeks would bring to the fore professional issues mitigating against the well being of professionals, those choked and threatened, as well as the profession itself.
He emphasised: “First, the essence of this visitation is in recognition of vital roles each Association plays in the industry, hence its spread and networking towards achieving priorities. Secondly, it is a mark of respect, especially in reality of the fact that a tree does not make a forest in a huge industry like the maritime.
More so, the tour would pave the way to solicit for cooporation of all and sundry in moving the sub-sector forward.
In the visitation itinerary, the following Associations are shortlisted:
OWERRI FREIGHT FORWARDERS;
P. M. A. L.
MARITIME PILLARS ;
ABIA FREIGHT FORWARDERS;
His words: “At the end of our visitation, we shall have course to keep the Practitioners inform on agreed programmes of action”.