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PAAR designed for integrity driven business climate – Osunkwo

PAAR designed for integrity driven business climate – Osunkwo

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   Nigerian licensed customs agents seem to be allergic to honest declaration of imports. This is because more than 90 percent of declarations made to the…

Shippers’ Council battles monopoly, arbitrary fee hikes at ports facilities

By Andrew Airahuobhor    The stage is set for the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to prove its mettle as ports commercial regulator as it is being confronted with two key…

US LNG import fall continues

Data obtained from IHS Waterborne indicate that imports of LNG to the United States are on track for their lowest annual volumes in nearly two decades. US LNG imports for…

ANLCA, Customs FOU seeks cooperation on trade facilitation

The National President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, recently led a team of senior national officials to the Federal Operations Unit Zone (FOU) ‘A’…

Cargo throughput records 15.4 per cent increase

Cargo throughput records 15.4 per cent increase

By Andrew Airahuobhor   –  Correspondent   Cargo Throughput at Nigerian ports has increased by 15.4 per cent to 41,317,962  metric tonnes (mt)  in the first half of 2014 compared…

Tackling corruption in Nigeria’s territorial waters

Industry experts are advocating for the creation of an electronic platform onto which agencies of government operating within the country’s maritime domain should upload transaction information as regards ships operations,…

International trade tool for poverty reduction – Bello

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello has said that international trade business is a tool for achieving government’s yearning for drastic reduction of poverty…

Towards a secured maritime domain

Towards a secured maritime domain

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is partnering with the Nigerian Air force to provide air surveillance of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), boosting air and water…

Legitimacy issues stall shippers’ council’s ports regulatory functions

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is working hard to have the Presidential pronouncements which appointed it as an economic regulator for the ports, gazetted. This is in a bid to…

Annual shipping career summit goes to Warri

The chief executive officer of Ships & Ports Communication, Bolaji Akinola, has said that the 8th edition of the Annual Shipping Career Summit, organised by his company, has been scheduled…

Reverse Nigeria’s trade terms now, expert tells FG

By Andrew Airahuobhor –  Correspondent   The managing director of Kamany Marine Services Ltd, Charles Okorefe, has called on the Federal Government to quickly reverse the terms of trade for…

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)…

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