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Maritime stakeholders insist government should ensure that auto assembly plants start rolling out locally assembled vehicles before the contentious policy is fully implemented. This position is fuelled by the many import irregularities linked to some auto plants registered by the National Automotive Council...

By Andrew Airahuobhor   The April 27, 2015 circular issued by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to operators in the country’s free zones has kicked...

By Abel Orukpe –  Lagos   Travel Investment Company Limited (TICO), a conglomerate of four of the largest travel agencies in Nigeria, has stated that it generated combined revenue of over N36 billion in 2014. The four travel agencies that metamorphosed to TICO in August 2013 include: Touchdown, Quantum, Finchglow and Dees Travels. The consolidation by these...

By Andrew Airahuobhor   There is no crystal ball to determine what the future holds for Nigerian ports. As gateway to the nation’s economy, its...

By Andrew Utulu, Lagos   Australian and Norwegian governments have expressed determination to partner with Nigeria in the area of human capacity building and development. Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Angela Tierney indicated her country’s desire to partner with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in the provision of...

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Nigerian cadets stuck in their seafaring careers due to lack of sea time training now have a reason to be upbeat.  Ship Owners...

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Stakeholders in Nigeria’s business community are upbeat. Federal Government’s approval for the implementation of the Economic...

The Pan African Association for Port Cooperation (PAPC) is rallying support for a Kenyan, Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, aspiring for the position of Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Africa has not yet had the opportunity to occupy the post of Secretary General, since the establishment of the IMO in 1958. Already, the government of Kenya has requested...

Nigeria’s maritime sector has witnessed both negative and positive developments in the last 10 years. But the Ports Consultative Council (PCC) insists...

APM Terminals Apapa Limited has been named the “Most Environmentally Conscious Port Operator at the Lagos Port Complex” by the Nigerian Port Authority’s Environment Department of the Health, Safety and Environment Division, in recognition of the company’s achievements in the area of terminal safety culture and operating practices in Nigeria’s primary port city. The...