The Edo Inland Container Dry Port (EDO-ICD) will soon commence export activities from operational base, an official of the port has said. Mr Charles Akhigbe, the Chief Executive Officer of Atlanque Marine Engineering Service (AMES), promoter of the Edo-ICD, announced this on Monday at a meeting with stakeholders. The stakeholders include the Edo State Export Cluster Group and relevant federal agencies. Akhigbe said that the meeting was to discuss the challenges of doing business with a view to addressing them, especially on produce export.
He said buyers were already on ground for some of the agricultural produce to be exported from the 56 export clusters. The chief executive officer explained that the ICD was a Public Private Partnership project driven by the Federal Government, but initiated by private sector. According to him, the AMES Edo -ICD will be the second in the country to be inaugurated after the Kaduna ICD.
He said that it would be inaugurated in the fourth quarter of 2018.