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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…

CO2 emissions predicted to grow 290 percent

In the face of shifting global trade patterns, CO2 emissions from freight transport is expected to grow by 290 per cent by 2050. Freight will replace passenger traffic as main…

CRFFN set to implement uniform charges for freight forwarders

The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders (CRFFN) has said that freight forwarders will soon have uniform charges that will be collected as professional fee for their jobs. This…

Investors shun river ports over shallow waters

There are indications that investors are not coming to take advantage of the dredging of River Niger because of shallow waters. Despite the huge investments government made in dredging the…

Near coastal voyage inimical to Nigerian seafarers – Merchant Navy

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Maritime institutions in Nigeria cannot train competent seafarers that can work beyond the country’s coastline and on board vessels above 3,000 gross tons because of the…

African Circle procures 6 special trucks for pollution control

By Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent   African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) said it has procured additional six specialized marine pollution (MARPOL) trucks in a bid to ensure the effective management…

Miscreants take over abandoned vessels in Lagos Anchorage

The increasing incidence of abandonment of vessels on Lagos waters is generating concerns in the maritime industry. This is because; criminals and miscreants have started using some of the vessels…

Imperatives of removing trade barriers

Imperatives of removing trade barriers

As Nigeria joins the rest of the West African Sub region to implement the Common External Tariff (CET) from January 1, 2015, there are fears that the country could become…

MLC 2006 ineffective without domestication

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Nigerian Seafarers will continue to earn meagre pay in the country’s coastal trade until the newly ratified Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 is domesticated. The International…

Customs hammer dangles over rice import quotas defaulters

The Nigeria Customs Service has threatened to sanction defaulting beneficiaries of the preferential levy/duty rates on rice imports. This will come after the names of defaulters are published after January…

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