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Shippers’ council reads riot act, deploys officers to port terminals

By Andrew Airahuobhor  -   Correspondent   The Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC) has charged terminal operators, also known as port concessionaires, to eliminate all forms of obnoxious practices such as rent-seeking,…

ITF pledges support to UN Group on sustainable transport

The Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD, José Viegas, has said that the creation of the UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport constitutes an important…

Old Warri port concession: Committee tasked on seamless transaction

Project Delivery Team (PDT), the 5 man Committee inaugurated by the managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Malam Habib Abdullahi, has been saddled with responsibility of ensuring a seamless…

Port security: NPA demolishes illegal structures inside PTML

For constituting security risk and violating the dictates of the International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) on Sunday demolished the containers which housed…

How government policies impacted NPA 2013 operations

In a recent 2013 scorecard released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), it revealed that some government’s fiscal policy measures that restricted some imports into the country and other sundry…

Maritime academy advocates Vocational Education as panacea to unemployment

The Rector, Crown Maritime Academy, Mr. Martins Okechukwu has said that as a way of tackling the high rate of unemployment in the country, vocational education must be embraced. Calling…

Decade of ISPS code implementation in Nigeria

Ten years of implementation of the International Ships and Ports facility Security (ISPS) Code in Nigeria achieved the compliance of only 22 port facilities, 90 percent of which occurred after…

Customs Server breakdown: ANLCA petitions FG

Stories By Andrew Airahuobhor   Miffed by the consistent server failures at the nation’s seaports resulting in cargo clearance hitches, the President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents…

Women tasked on training for recognition in transport, logistic sector

By Andrew Airahuobhor The push for recognition of women in decision making was the focus in the logistics and transport sector last week as Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT)…

NIWA plans international conference, exhibition

By Adedayo Odulaja  / Lagos As part of plans to open up the space for issues and matters relating to the country’s waterways even more, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA)…

Seafarers seek better recognition

The Federal Government has been urged to give attention to Nigerian seafarers so they can compete favourably internationally. National president of the Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior…

NPH, NTC Bills faces uncertain fate

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Maritime Correspondent Eight years after the port reforms, commitment of government is still in doubt as the executive have not sent two key transport sector reform Bills-the…

How govt policies boost neighbouring ports at Nigeria’s expense

Two important policies being implemented by the Federal Government aimed at boosting local capacity in the production of rice and manufacturing of vehicles seem to be threatening ports investments. While…

How security agencies compromise national security

By Andrew Airahuobhor There are indications that the country’s seaports, airports and land borders have remained porous, giving a boost to security challenges being faced by Nigeria, because of the…

Boat mishap: NIMASA intensifies awareness campaigns

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, has said that the Agency will continue to intensify safety awareness campaigns in states where water…

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