Deust Logistics Company (DLC) a private firm is appealing to the government to intervene in curtailing the huge bureaucratic bottleneck associated with processing containers’ documents at the Freeport of Liberia.
The Manager of DLC, J. Deuteronomy Kollon explains the bureaucracy surrounding containers clearing within a specific timeframe inside the Freeport is strenuous, thus undermining the smooth operation of clearing agents.
Mr. Kollon made the disclosure Wednesday when DLC was certificated as a very Good, Reliable and Productive Logistics Tricking Company by the Society for the Promotion of Peace, National Reconciliation and Reunification(SPPNRR) held in the firm Head Office on Bushrod Island, Monrovia.
He notes that DCL is a Liberian company, striving to ensure that the shipping system of containers is efficient and effective, but bureaucracy is impeding its effective function.
According to him, the one-stop shopping center instituted to process documents faster for containers at the Freeport is not effective like before, and it should be addressed.
He stresses that clients should be patient with clearing agents because they work around the clock to ensure the containers are cleared in time.
He says government intervention will go a long way in fast-tracking the process to improve the clearing system.
Manager Kollon continues that Liberians are competent to operate an effective shipping system, but the government should support Liberian-owned companies that are striving the make a difference within the shipping sector.