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By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   Cabotage implementation has remained a recurrent issue stakeholders have put on the front burner since the Coastal and Inland Shipping (CABOTAGE) Act 2003 was signed into law. This is what Calistus Nwabueze Obi, acting director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration...

The Strategic Concessioning for Partnership with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance of the Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain, has generated more controversy than any government partnership in the recent past. Nigeria’s apex maritime regulatory authority,...

By Ejikeme Omenazu,  Lagos   The Managing Director of Dominion Global Logistics Ltd., Amb. Ochi Emmanuel Ode, has said that the Federal Government has been paying lip service to maritime reforms. He therefore urged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to give serious attention to the maritime industry considering its importance to the nation’s economy. Speaking...

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello was shocked to his marrow on Tuesday by the crowd of people milling around the Tin Can Island Port. Apart from safety and security concerns elicited by the human traffic, this also exposes the infrastructural deficiencies despite the seven percent port development...

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   Concerns mount over the dilapidated state of access roads to the port amidst more than N500 million accruing yearly...

Indigenous ship owners need unity now and not the division currently proliferating association of ship owners. Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have said that with unity among the indigenous shipowners in the Nigerian maritime sector, they can attract the attention of the Federal Government. A crisis of confidence has been rocking Nigeria Ship...

•   I Don’t Know How Much Accrued – Permanent Secretary By Andrew Airahuobhor –  Lagos   The Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) will no longer be disbursed to qualified beneficiaries any time soon. This is because, Federal Ministry of Transport have dumped the first guideline issued in 2006 with which six companies were prequalified to access the...

With potential to generate seven trillion Naira disposable income from maritime sector, Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA) wants the federal government to protect indigenous shipping operators, which is necessary for Cabotage trade to thrive in Nigeria. President of NISA, Capt. Olaniyi Labinjo said that the Cabotage Act is a clear provision that Nigerians alone are...

By Andrew Airahuobhor  -   Lagos   If Nigeria does not put its house in order, encourage trade facilitation devoid of bottlenecks inhibiting trade;...

By Andrew Airahuobhor  -  Lagos   With a N50 billion Maritime University scheduled to begin academic activities in September, and a donation of...