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Customs records increased PAAR generation, transmission

Customs records increased PAAR generation, transmission

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) insists the new cargo clearance and documentation procedure, Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR), will meet the expectation of stakeholders amidst stiff opposition that trailed its introduction in…

NPA commends APM Terminals on ISPS Code

Ever imagined that a port terminal in Nigeria can be more compliant with the implementation of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) code than port terminals in some…

ANLCA president moves to consolidate achievements

National President of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Olayiwola Shittu, has promised to reach out to the National Assembly in Abuja with a view to get ANLCA a…

Operators jittery as Shippers’ Council begins port regulation

By Andrew Airahuobhor There is an apparent anxiety among concessionaires otherwise called terminal operators and shipping companies operating in Nigeria. This is because of an impending end to arbitrariness in…

2015 polls: Jetties under threat of massive arms shipment

2015 polls: Jetties under threat of massive arms shipment

There are indications that owing to the apparent slack security situation at some of Nigeria’s 127 jetties across the country, they may serve as route for shipments of arms and…

Shipping: Rebuilding national fleet

Shipping: Rebuilding national fleet

Is Nigeria a self styled maritime nation? Although it is officially regarded as a maritime nation, having a vast coastline of over 900 nautical miles, but a top government functionary…

Rice smuggling raise health concerns

Rice smuggling raise health concerns

Stories By Andrew Airahuobhor Correspondent   National President of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, Lucky Amiwero has called on government to address issues surrounding the rise in rice smuggling,…

Customs anti-smuggling war failing?

Customs anti-smuggling war failing?

The recent spate of smuggling of rice into Nigeria, which has frustrated government’s plan to boost local production of the commodity, has brought the Nigeria Customs Service’s anti-smuggling campaign under…

Removing bottlenecks in cargo clearance

Removing bottlenecks in cargo clearance

By Andrew Airahuobhor Comptroller General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi has commenced the removal of all perceived and real bottlenecks in the country’s cargo clearance process. Several casualties, including a…

Why NPA launched ICT desk

Why NPA launched ICT desk

Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Habib Abdulahi said the initiative behind the launch of the ICT help desk was to transform and restructure the way the organisation undertakes its…

On the brinks of collapse

On the brinks of collapse

In a bid to save the nation’s economy from imminent collapse caused by activities of oil thieves and vandals, the Federal Government recently announced a $1 billion comprehensive programme, even…

Kure commends MAN boss

By Anthonia Soyingbe - Snr. Reporter, Lagos Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Zeynab Kure on Monday, commended the Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Joshua Okpo, for the…

Nigerian ports and landlocked neighbouring countries’ cargoes

Nigerian ports and landlocked neighbouring countries’ cargoes

Seaports Terminals Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) is not disposed to engaging in cargo handling for landlocked neighbouring countries for free as it was done in the pre-port concession era.…

Navy’s war against oil theft, piracy gets boost

The Nigerian Navy’s anti-piracy war received a boost on Tuesday, when the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) handed over three patrol boats named NNS DORINA, NNS TORIE and NNS EGEDE to…

How US Navy seized suspected N’ Korea tanker

Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Admiral John Kirby has explained how the US Navy SEALs seized an unflagged oil tanker ‘Morning Glory’, said to be North Korean-controlled, which was loaded with…

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