• Short Summary

    SOME 24 SHIPPING EXECUTIVES ARE ATTENDING A THREE-DAY MEETING IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, TO DISCUSS WAYS OF RATIONALISING SHIPPING SERVICES BETWEEN WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES AND EUROPE.

  • Description

    SOME 24 SHIPPING EXECUTIVES ARE ATTENDING A THREE-DAY MEETING IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, TO DISCUSS WAYS OF RATIONALISING SHIPPING SERVICES BETWEEN WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES AND EUROPE. THE CONFERENCE, DUE TO END TOMORROW, IS DISSOLVING THE WEST AFRICAN LINE CONFERENCE AND SETTING UP IN ITS PLACE TWO NEW ORGANISATIONS -- THE UNITED KINGDOM WEST AFRICAN LINES CONFERENCE AND THE CONTINENT WEST AFRICAN LINES CONFERENCE.

    THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WILL GIVE EUROPEAN SHIPPING LINES INCREASED TRAFFIC THROUGH WEST AFRICAN PORTS. OPENING THE CONFERENCE, THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR JOSEPH TARKA, DESCRIBED THE PRESENCE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL SHIPPING LINE AND THE GHANAIAN BLACK STAR LINES AS A "MATTER OF JOY" TO HIM.

    MR TARKA SAID THAT NIGERIA, LIKE OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, DEPENDED ON AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS AS THE MAINSTAY OF ITS ECONOMY. HE CALLED ON THE DELEGATES TO ENSURE THAT NIGERIA'S EXPORTS AND IMPORTS WERE CARRIED EFFICIENTLY AND REGULARLY AT REASONABLE RATES, AS IN THE PAST.

    ALTOGETHER 14 SHIPPING LINES ARE ATTENDING THE LAGOS CONFERENCE. THE AFRICAN MEMBERS OF THE TWO NEW ORGANISATIONS ARE THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL SHIPPING LINE AND THE BLACK STAR LINE OF GHANA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5E8SE6MZBIE0X8YE40BY4KAMB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E8SE6MZBIE0X8YE40BY4KAMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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