Weekly review of Nigeria’s maritime activities

Activities in the maritime sector closed for the week with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) announcing the arrival of 17 vessels laden with petroleum products to the Lagos ports.

NCS Seme Command warns against smuggling activities at border

Mohammed Ndalati, Controller, Seme Command
 The new controller of the Seme Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Mohammed Ndalati, on Friday declared zero tolerance for smuggling activities at the border area.

Customs agents withdraw from Maritime Advocacy Group

 The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Friday announced that it had withdrawn membership of Maritime Advocacy and Action Group (MAAG).

17 ships laden with petroleum products arrive at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday that 17 ships laden with petroleum products had arrived at the Lagos ports.
The NPA disclosed this in its daily publication, the ‘Shipping Position’.

Maritime Workers Union suspends strike

Mr Adeyanju Adewale, National President, Dock workers Union, at Apapa port on Wednesday

Mr Francis Bunu, President of the Seafarers Group, during the strike at Apapa port.
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has called off the strike action it embarked upon at the nation’s ports on Wednesday.

NPA commissions fire engines at Tin Can Island port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned a  multipurpose fire service trucks and equipment at the Tin Can Island port.

Microbiology graduate, medical doctor, others win 2014 Ships & Ports Essay Competition

L-R: Winner, 8th Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition, Ojo Taiye; representative of the Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers' Council, Rebecca Adamu; representative of Controller, Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Deputy Comptroller Umar Garba; Head, Corporate Affairs and Marketing of Sifax Group, Oliver Omajuwa and representative of Managing Director, Dangote Port Operations, Salami Bayo at the prize presentation ceremony of the 8th Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition in Apapa, Lagos.

Maritime media firm, Ships & Ports Communication Company on Tuesday announced the winners of the 8th edition of its annual National Essay Competition.

Port reforms: Committee, stakeholders seek system automation, improved human capacity

Full automation and improved human capacity were on Wednesday identified as key areas to be integrated for reforms of the Nigeria’s ports.

Customs reinstates First Bank for duty collection

CGC, Dikko Abdullahi
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has reinstated First Bank of Nigeria Plc as one of the banks collecting Customs duty.

Court dismisses case against Shippers’ Council over shipping charges

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday dismissed the case brought against the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) by some of the terminal operators and shipping companies that were aggrieved over the reduction of shipping charges at the nation’s ports.