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Uncertainty looms large over port charges

Uncertainty looms large over port charges

Efforts by the Minister of Transport, Idris Umar to achieve a truce among warring parties over reduction of shipping and terminal handling charges in Nigerian ports are yet to yield…

ISPS Code: Nigeria achieves 38 per cent execution in one year

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent, Lagos   Nigeria’s compliance level in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code has reached 38 percent in 24 months,…

NPA, USA discuss mutual interests in port development

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Miami County in the state of Florida, United States of America (USA), have met recently to discuss areas of mutual interests in development…

Crisis of confidence hits maritime workers union

The seeming indiscretion of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on the issue of alleged arbitrary high charges of shipping companies and terminal operators, has pitched it against the…

Commends Nigerian Army’s professionalism

The Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has commended the professionalism of officers and men of the Nigerian Army in combating insurgency even in the face of unwarranted…

New exam bay for Apapa Container Terminal not ready – Edike

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   The long delay being encountered in clearing goods at the Apapa Container Terminal may yet linger as the new examination bay being constructed by APM…

Amiwero raises alarm over alleged duplicated port charges

Terminal handling Charge (THC) is a duplication of Terminal Delivery Charges (TDC) by terminal operators in the ports, President of the National Council of Managing Directors of Customs Agents (NCMDCA),…

Implement outstanding welfare issues to employees, union tells NPA

The Maritime Branch of the Senior Staff Association of Communication, Transport and Corporation (SSACTAC) has called on the management of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to finalise and implement the…

As FG approves N278.1b for water weed equipment

The country’s inland water ways is threatened by water weeds, obstructing ferry operations and general economic activities of coastal communities. With the recent approval federal government granted for the procurement…

Lillygate Hotel makes debut in Lekki

By Bamidele Ogunwusi  /  Lagos   Tourists and fun seekers have gotten another option in the Lekki corridor with the coming into operation of Lillygate Hotel, a full hospitality platform that…

NIMASA advocates collaboration among maritime agencies

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Lagos   The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has called on all agencies under the federal…

Tour operators commend FG, Lagos on Ebola

Following the clean bill given to the country by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a result of the successful curtailment of the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in…

Cargo volumes, evacuation bottlenecks disincentive to investors at Lekki port

Troubling issues about evacuation bottlenecks that will discourage high cargo traffic may have dampened interest of investors in the Lekki Deep sea port project being executed under a public, private…

Unending Calabar port channel dredging

When the Federal Government last Friday, flagged-off the dredging of Calabar channel, it was doing it for a record fifth time, without achieving result. But nobody has been prosecuted for…

Nweke tasks SON on one-stop-shop administrative process, procedures

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor  /  Correspondent   The National President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Eugene Nweke has urged the Standards Organisation of Nigeria…

NSC experienced to usher new port order – Bello

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent, Lagos   The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello has said that the Council has acquired substantial experience with which to usher…

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…

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