22 ships expected at Lagos ports


Twenty-two ships are expected to arrive at the Lagos ports with various products, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Monday in Lagos.

Customs to generate N10 bn from detained Kano textiles

The CGC, Dikko Abdullahi

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has commenced assessment of Customs duty and other charges on textile materials currently in detention in Kano.

NMLA confirms Justice Buba as Guest Speaker at Maritime Law Seminar


 The Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA) has confirmed Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court as Guest Speaker at the annual NMLA Maritime Law Seminar.

MD NPA orders immediate rehabilitation of Lagos Ports’ access roads

L-R  Richard Smith ,Trade and Marketing Director ,Central ,W/Africa cluster ;Chairman Shipping Association of Nigeria, Val Usifoh ;Managing Director NPA ,Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero and Executive Director, Marine and Operations NPA ,Engr David Omonibeke when the Shipping Association executives paid a courtesy call to the  NPA MD at Marina. 

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, has directed that immediate temporary rehabilitation works should commence on the deplorable port access roads linking Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports.

Port of Singapore unveils new terminal



The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsein Loong, has officially opened PSA Singapore Terminals’ latest developments of the Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT), which is due to be completed by 2017.

Shipowners identify ways to improve seafarers’ conditions


Indigenous Shipowners on Thursday lamented the deteriorating conditions of seafarers which they attributed to lack of adequate training, saying the only way to address this problem was to encourage Nigerian shipowners to grow their fleet.

Maritime Safety: Nigeria domesticates IMO Laws


Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative to International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida handing over the instruments of Accession to the IMO Secretary General, Mr Koji Sekimizu.

L-R: Executive Director Maritime Safety and Shipping Development, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Capt. Bala Agaba, Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Permanent Representative to IMO,  Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, Secretary General International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr Koji Sekimizu,  Director of Legal IMO, Mr Friedrick Kenny during Nigeria’s handing over of the instruments of Accession at the IMO Headquarters in London.

Nigeria has taken a major step towards concluding the process of domesticating five International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulatory instruments with the submission of the instruments of assent to five protocols of the IMO in London.

Association denies involvement in Practitioners’ Operating Fees disruption


Alhaji Olayiwola Shittu, President of ANLCA 
The President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Alhaji Olayiwola Shittu, on Wednesday denied the involvement of members of his association in the incident that disrupted the collection of practitioners’ operating fees at Seme border recently.

Freight forwarding associations dissociate from threat to shut down Tin Can Port


Members of the Concerned Accredited Freight Forwarding Associations (CAFFA) have dissociated their associations from the threat by some customs agents to embark on strike in Tin Can Island Port over allegations of extortion and inefficiency leveled against officials of the terminal operator.

We have increased dockworkers’ salaries, welfare package, says STOAN

Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) on Monday said that it had signed an agreement with the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) which is aimed at increasing the wages of dockworkers.