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NSDP graduates make top grades in Egypt, UK

Some graduates under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are making top grades in the various maritime universities where they…

Presidency impressed over port regulators’ achievement

The Federal government is impressed with the achievement of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council regarding its efforts in trying to attract over three million tons of cargoes owned by landlocked neighbouring…

NAC in talk with maritime agencies over auto policy implementation

NAC in talk with maritime agencies over auto policy implementation

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   In a bid to successfully implement the new auto policy, the National Automotive Council (NAC) has embarked on consultation meetings with heads of agencies in…

Ship owners in drastic move for credibility amidst fraud allegation

Nigeria Ship owners Association (NISA) has asked its newly elected President, captain Niyi Labinjo to step aside over corruption allegation, in a bid to remove any obstacle to bringing back…

301 importers may forfeit cargoes over N473.7m unpaid taxes

More than 300 importers, clearing agencies risk losing their cargoes and being suspended from the Automated System of Customs Data (ASYCUDA), over failure to pay the Ports and Terminal Multiservices…

Extension of single hull phase out excites Nigerian ship owners

Extension of single hull phase out excites Nigerian ship owners

By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   Indigenous ship owners are happy with the five year extension the country’s maritime administration gave to operation of single hull vessels on Nigerian waters till…

Nigerian ports received 5,541 ships, 86.6m metric tons cargo in 2014

Nigerian ports received 5,541 ships, 86.6m metric tons cargo in 2014

A total of 5,541 ocean going vessels with a total of 147,852,920 gross registered tonnage (GRT) called at Nigerian ports in 2014.  Also, a total of 86,603,903 metric tons of…

Tapping maritime potentials via MAP initiative

Tapping maritime potentials via MAP initiative

• Why shipping sector requires a senior minister – Agbakoba By Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent   The fall in oil prices is a blessing in disguise. It has forced Government to…

ANLCA reconciles aggrieved customs brokers

The national leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), have resolved post election crises that hit Port Harcourt areas 1, 2, 3 and 4 chapters of ANLCA,…

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

Is Nigeria’s territorial water safe?

With massive investment in maritime security in the recent past, resulting in satellite capabilities and increased operational platforms, the removal of the country from war risk zone is not in…

Nigerians in top 15% students in Philippines maritime varsities – Ambassador

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   Many of the Nigerian youths studying in the Philippines under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) are among the top 15 percent in the three…

Freight forwarders want PDP, APC, others to unveil seaport, maritime devt

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF)  wants People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to reach out to its headquarters to…

NIWA to build more jetties, boost inland water transport

In a bid to boost inland water transport in the country, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) said it will build more jetties especially in Lagos, on a Public Private Partnership…

Concerns mount over port security as touting, robbery intensify

Concerns mount over port security as touting, robbery intensify

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   An upsurge in touting and robbery in port facilities in the country is causing concerns among stakeholders who are worried that lives and property within…

Maritime fusion center ‘ll benefit Nigeria – Oyewole

Maritime fusion center ‘ll benefit Nigeria – Oyewole

The Federal Government is seeking a sustainable funding option for the planned establishment of maritime fusion center, where agencies of government in the maritime sector will be linked under one…

NIMAREX 2015 shifted to April

The Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2015 which was earlier scheduled to hold between March 29 and April 1, 2015, has been shifted to April 27 and 29, 2015 because of…

West Blue pillar of PAAR, Nigeria Trade Hub – WCO

West Blue pillar of PAAR, Nigeria Trade Hub – WCO

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   The World Customs Organisation (WCO) has acknowledged West Blue Nigeria Limited as the brain behind the highly successful Nigeria Customs Service Pre Arrival Assessment Report…

Load center should not elude Nigeria – Amiwero

Load center should not elude Nigeria – Amiwero

Against the backdrop of Nigeria’s quest for construction of deep seaports in the country, a frontline maritime expert and national President of the National Council of Managing Directors of Licenced…

ANLCA seeks better alliance with PTML Customs, Grimaldi

ANLCA seeks better alliance with PTML Customs, Grimaldi

The PTML Command of the Nigeria Customs Service and leadership of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) are seeking ways of sustaining the cordial relationship existing between the…

Importers lose millions as PTML Customs seizes expired food items

Importers lose millions as PTML Customs seizes expired food items

The Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday handed over one 40 feet container and a DAF Truck both containing expired food items and…

Customs boss charges promoted officers on dedication

Customs boss charges promoted officers on dedication

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Dikko Inde Abdullahi has charged the  2132 newly promoted officers who participated in the 2014 promotion exercise to re-double their efforts to justify their promotions. Abdullahi,…

Lingering crises over illegal shipping, port charges

Lingering crises over illegal shipping, port charges

The battle to rid the nation’s seaports of illegal shipping and port charges has reached an advanced stage following Nigerian Shippers’ Council victory at the Court, where the judge ordered…

Why I want NIMASA unbundled – Agbakoba

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   A leading maritime lawyer, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has reiterated his call for the “unbundling” of the Nigerian Maritime Administration…

Seme Customs woos traditional rulers in anti-smuggling efforts

Seme Customs woos traditional rulers in anti-smuggling efforts

•makes N294m seizures •destroys N13.5m seized poultry products By Andrew Airahuobhor    The Customs Area Controller of Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Ndalati Garba Mohammed has urged traditional…

Towards making Nigerian ports user friendly, competitive

Towards making Nigerian ports user friendly, competitive

Stakeholders in the maritime industry want the government to improve procedures and processes in the country’s international trade, thereby making the ports user friendly and competitive in its quest to…

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