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Common external tariff: Stakeholders anticipates revolutionised business environment

Common external tariff: Stakeholders anticipates revolutionised business environment

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Stakeholders in Nigeria’s business community are upbeat. Federal Government’s approval for the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET)…

Africa supports Kenya for IMO Secretary General’s position

Africa supports Kenya for IMO Secretary General’s position

The Pan African Association for Port Cooperation (PAPC) is rallying support for a Kenyan, Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, aspiring for the position of Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).…

Buhari’s emergence rekindles hope of vibrant maritime industry

Buhari’s emergence rekindles hope of vibrant maritime industry

Nigeria’s maritime sector has witnessed both negative and positive developments in the last 10 years. But the Ports Consultative Council (PCC) insists the industry has remained stagnant over the years…

APM Terminals Apapa Wins Nigerian Safety Award

APM Terminals Apapa Wins Nigerian Safety Award

APM Terminals Apapa Limited has been named the “Most Environmentally Conscious Port Operator at the Lagos Port Complex” by the Nigerian Port Authority’s Environment Department of the Health, Safety and…

Mixed grill over N46 billion CVFF

Mixed grill over N46 billion CVFF

The management of Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) has generated so much controversy in the last four years, principally because it has failed to add value to indigenous shipping operations…

Economist urges Buhari to focus on non-oil export

Economist urges Buhari to focus on non-oil export

An economist and managing director, Corporate Investment Limited, Lagos, Dr Suleiman Yusuf is worried that Nigeria, by contrast, is overly-dependent on oil, which contributes more than 70 per cent of…

UBA deploys new IT Platform; “Finacle 10x”

UBA deploys new IT Platform; “Finacle 10x”

Customers of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc are set to experience new levels of superior banking services following the deployment of a new and  improved IT platform; “Finacle 10x”…

Maritime industry to bubble after presidential election anxiety

Maritime industry  to bubble after presidential election anxiety

By Andrew Airahuobhor - Correspondent   Activities in the maritime industry is gradually picking up after Tuesdays announcement of presidential election result was not followed by violence. Tension pervaded the industry…

Nigeria to earn N100b from indigenisation of freight forwarding

Nigeria to earn N100b from indigenisation of freight forwarding

Nigeria Shippers’ Council seeks indigenisation of freight forwarding practice in which Nigeria is reportedly losing an estimated N100 billion annually to foreigners undertaking cargo clearance jobs in the country. Reports…

NSDP graduates make top grades in Egypt, UK

NSDP graduates make top grades in Egypt, UK

Some graduates under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are making top grades in the various maritime universities where they…

Presidency impressed over port regulators’ achievement

Presidency impressed over port regulators’ achievement

The Federal government is impressed with the achievement of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council regarding its efforts in trying to attract over three million tons of cargoes owned by landlocked neighbouring…

NAC in talk with maritime agencies over auto policy implementation

NAC in talk with maritime agencies over auto policy implementation

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   In a bid to successfully implement the new auto policy, the National Automotive Council (NAC) has embarked on consultation meetings with heads of agencies in…

Ship owners in drastic move for credibility amidst fraud allegation

Ship owners in drastic move for credibility amidst fraud allegation

Nigeria Ship owners Association (NISA) has asked its newly elected President, captain Niyi Labinjo to step aside over corruption allegation, in a bid to remove any obstacle to bringing back…

301 importers may forfeit cargoes over N473.7m unpaid taxes

301 importers may forfeit cargoes over N473.7m unpaid taxes

More than 300 importers, clearing agencies risk losing their cargoes and being suspended from the Automated System of Customs Data (ASYCUDA), over failure to pay the Ports and Terminal Multiservices…

Extension of single hull phase out excites Nigerian ship owners

Extension of single hull phase out excites Nigerian ship owners

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   Indigenous ship owners are happy with the five year extension the country’s maritime administration gave to operation of single hull vessels on Nigerian waters till…

Nigerian ports received 5,541 ships, 86.6m metric tons cargo in 2014

Nigerian ports received 5,541 ships, 86.6m metric tons cargo in 2014

A total of 5,541 ocean going vessels with a total of 147,852,920 gross registered tonnage (GRT) called at Nigerian ports in 2014.  Also, a total of 86,603,903 metric tons of…

Tapping maritime potentials via MAP initiative

Tapping maritime potentials via MAP initiative

• Why shipping sector requires a senior minister – Agbakoba By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   The fall in oil prices is a blessing in disguise. It has forced Government to…

ANLCA reconciles aggrieved customs brokers

ANLCA reconciles aggrieved customs brokers

The national leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), have resolved post election crises that hit Port Harcourt areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 chapters of ANLCA,…

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

With massive investment in maritime security in the recent past, resulting in satellite capabilities and increased operational platforms, the removal of the country from war risk zone is not in…

Nigerians in top 15% students in Philippines maritime varsities – Ambassador

Nigerians in top 15% students in Philippines maritime varsities – Ambassador

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   Many of the Nigerian youths studying in the Philippines under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) are among the top 15 percent in the three…

Freight forwarders want PDP, APC, others to unveil seaport, maritime devt

Freight forwarders want PDP, APC, others to unveil seaport, maritime devt

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF)  wants People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to reach out to its headquarters to…

NIWA to build more jetties, boost inland water transport

NIWA to build more jetties, boost inland water transport

In a bid to boost inland water transport in the country, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) said it will build more jetties especially in Lagos, on a Public Private Partnership…

Concerns mount over port security as touting, robbery intensify

Concerns mount over port security as touting, robbery intensify

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   An upsurge in touting and robbery in port facilities in the country is causing concerns among stakeholders who are worried that lives and property within…

Maritime fusion center ‘ll benefit Nigeria – Oyewole

Maritime fusion center ‘ll benefit Nigeria – Oyewole

The Federal Government is seeking a sustainable funding option for the planned establishment of maritime fusion center, where agencies of government in the maritime sector will be linked under one…

NIMAREX 2015 shifted to April

NIMAREX 2015 shifted to April

The Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2015 which was earlier scheduled to hold between March 29 and April 1, 2015, has been shifted to April 27 and 29, 2015 because of…

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