Heads of African Maritime Administration from 34 nations in Africa have identified the need for member countries to adopt simple trade documentation procedures at the seaports.
The action, they believe, would fast track cargo clearance and enhance delivery to warehouses.
This resolution was against the backdrop of worries expressed by delegates at the third Association of African Maritime Administrations annual conference that held in Abuja.
The group resolved that African countries pay attention to procedures that facilitate sea trade.
Conference delegates also said countries should have the political will to facilitate trade in all their cargo entry and exit points.