Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Moore Stephens expects vessel-operating costs to rise

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three per cent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.

250 trucks expected at Lagos ports

 A total of 250 trucks are expected to arrive at the Lagos Ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority said on Wednesday in Lagos.
The NPA disclosed this in its daily publication, the ' Shipping Position.'
According to the NPA, the trucks will arrive in one ship among the 54 ships it is expecting at the ports from Oct. 29 to Nov. 30.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Shippers' Council mulls review of operational procedures at ports




 Executive Secretary, NSC, Mr Hassan Bello
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said it was considering a review of processes and procedures of key agencies in the maritime industry, particularly in the area of cost of doing businesses.
The Executive Secretary of the NSC, Mr Hassan Bello, made the announcement on Monday when he visited Mr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, the Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Lagos.

11 ships to discharge petroleum products at Lagos ports



 
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday said 11 ships laden with petroleum products have arrived at the ports in Lagos.
The NPA disclosed this in its daily publication, the 'Shipping Position,' made available newsmen in Lagos.
According to the NPA, seven of the ships sailed into various terminals at the port with petrol, three had kerosine while one arrived with bulk gas.
An additional 12 ships arrived the ports with food items and containers, the NPA said.

Ships & Ports unveils theme of 2014 essay competition

 
Ships & Ports Communication, a maritime media firm, has called for entries into the 8th edition of the Annual Ships & Ports National Essay Competition.
 
This year, participants are expected to write on the theme: “How Should Government and Stakeholders Address the Apapa Traffic Gridlock?”

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Labinjo elected NISA president



                            New President of NISA, Capt. Dada Labinjo, getting a congratulatory handshake from the out-going President, Isaac Jolapamo, shortly after the results were announced

 Capt. Dada Labinjo has emerged as the new president of the Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) after a keenly-contested election among three contestants.

Labinjo won the election by polling a total of 31 votes from 72 votes cast, to emerge tops from the election which took place on Friday at the Rockview Hotel at Apapa, Lagos.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Marine Customs Command bursts smugglers’ game, impounds 2211 bags of rice, poultry products valued over N20 m



CAC Johnson Gabriel getting details of the seizures from his team
The seized bags of rice being loaded into a truck

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday disclosed that it had impounded 2211 bags of rice, cooking oil and poultry products valued at N20.4 million.

The Acting Controller of the Command, Johnson Gabriel, at a briefing in Lagos, said the seizures were made in two separate operations by his team.