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NIFFCB urges FG on policy to revive eastern ports

NIFFCB urges FG on policy to revive  eastern ports

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Lagos   The registrar of Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers (NIFFCB), Ifeanyichukwu Joseph has called on the Federal Government to make a deliberate…

ISPS Code compliance: 58 port facilities risk losing patronage

ISPS Code compliance: 58 port facilities risk losing patronage

With only 22 ports facilities already compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, 58 more face possible sanctions from NIMASA in the coming weeks as moves…

NPA targets outstanding port infrastructure

In a bid to achieve the hub port in the West and Central Africa sub-region, the management of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) said it has continued to pay attention to…

Automation guarantees seamless, efficient port system – Bello

Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello has said that automation is imperative if the country must achieve seamless and efficient port system. While calling on port…

Towards building seafaring industry

Towards building seafaring industry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) embarks on an ambitious programme of developing a seafaring industry that will surpass the $6 million annual remittances of the Filipinos. Andrew…

Task force, LASG supremacy battle threatens cargo delivery in Lagos ports

For port access roads in Lagos already overpopulated by security operatives amidst perennial traffic gridlocks, the struggle by an additional outfit for supremacy is indeed, a significant threat to cargo…

Auto policy: SON’s involvement bottleneck to trade facilitation

By Andrew Airahuobhor  -  Correspondent, Lagos   The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) is in the eye of the storm over its intention to begin a new pre-shipment verification of…

Nigeria must reverse trade terms to earn freight value of crude oil – Okorefe

Nigeria must reverse trade terms to earn freight value of crude oil – Okorefe

In this concluding part, Charles Okorefe, a maritime consultant and managing director of Kamany Marine Services Ltd, shared his thoughts on the irritating issue of Nigeria’s trade terms, which a…

As MAN still grapples with inadequate training after 35 years

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Lagos   What sort of misfortune can befall a government-owned specialized institution to make its training still inadequate after three and a half decades? The Maritime…

NEMA, NPA seek collaboration in weather forecasts for maritime

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NEMA) are exploring possibilities of extending technological improvement in the weather forecasts in the aviation sector to the maritime industry. This…

Nigeria’s growth in shipping development is stunted – Okorefe

Nigeria’s growth in shipping development is stunted – Okorefe

The claim in government circles that indigenous ship owners lack the requisite capacity to participate in the carriage of the country’s share of cargo, especially crude oil, is not true…

NPA launches electronic ship entry notice

NPA launches electronic ship entry notice

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Reporting from Germany   Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has formally launched an Electronic Ship Entry Notice, otherwise called e-SEN, which is a significant…

NAGAFF threatens court action over arrest of containers

National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has said that the incessant reports on the alleged illegal arrest of containers exited from Customs Ports and Border Stations by officials…

Merger talks set NIMASA, NISA on collision course

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Reporting from Germany   The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Ship-owners Association (NISA) are two organizations in the maritime industry that…

“ZeroCat 120” winner of Ship of The Year 2014 award

The all-electric car ferry, “ZeroCat 120”, owned by Norwegian ferry operator Norled, was on Wednesday given Skipsrevyen’s prestigious Ship of The Year 2014 award at a ceremony at SMM in…

PAAR designed for integrity driven business climate – Osunkwo

PAAR designed for integrity driven business climate – Osunkwo

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   Nigerian licensed customs agents seem to be allergic to honest declaration of imports. This is because more than 90 percent of declarations made to the…

Shippers’ Council battles monopoly, arbitrary fee hikes at ports facilities

By Andrew Airahuobhor    The stage is set for the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to prove its mettle as ports commercial regulator as it is being confronted with two key…

US LNG import fall continues

Data obtained from IHS Waterborne indicate that imports of LNG to the United States are on track for their lowest annual volumes in nearly two decades. US LNG imports for…

ANLCA, Customs FOU seeks cooperation on trade facilitation

The National President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, recently led a team of senior national officials to the Federal Operations Unit Zone (FOU) ‘A’…

Cargo throughput records 15.4 per cent increase

Cargo throughput records 15.4 per cent increase

By Andrew Airahuobhor   –  Correspondent   Cargo Throughput at Nigerian ports has increased by 15.4 per cent to 41,317,962  metric tonnes (mt)  in the first half of 2014 compared…

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