NSC seeks media support to drive new port order

 

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on Wednesday urged the media to support its drive in instituting a new port order as the port economic regulator.

MD NPA receives Leadership Award

MD NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Malam Habib Abdullahi on Tuesday received an award for leadership excellence in recognition of his contributions to the nation’s economic development.

MWUN commends Intels’ work environment


The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Tuesday said the management of Integrated Logistic Services Nigeria Ltd., had provided ‘a conducive work environment for both staff and stakeholders.

Ship owner calls for investments in ship-breaking in Nigeria

President of SOAN, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun

President of the Ship owners Association of Nigeria(SOAN) Mr Greg Ogbeifun, has called on investors to key into available opportunities in Nigeria’s ship-breaking and recycling sector.

Expert suggests ship owners’ cooperative group to access cabotage fund




A maritime expert, Retired Rear Adm. Godwill Ombo, has suggested that ship owners should form cooperative groups for easy access to the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF).

Freight forwarding bodies at loggerheads over developments on public hearing

 The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF) and the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents(ANLCA) have been in strong disagreements over a proposed ‘public hearing’ on alleged corrupt customs officers, which was eventually called off.

Truck owners want completion of Transit Park at Tin-Can Port



The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has urged the Federal Government to expedite action on construction of the truck transit park at the Tin-Can Island Port (TCIP).

NAGAFF seeks public hearing on ports



The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has called for a public hearing on the port operations as the year draws to a close.

Tribute To A Loving Mother –Mrs Mary Oyoyo Ozah

Mrs Mary Ozah

 My mother passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 21, 2015. She had lived an active life and did not want to remain weighed down in illness.

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FG to develop national transportation master plan

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi

The Federal Government is set to develop a national transportation master plan for diversification of the economy and improve on non-oil sector revenues, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Intels commended for activities in oil, gas sector



Integrated Logistic Services Nigeria Ltd., (Intels) received 183 letters of commendation from clients between 2012 and 2015, a compendium on appreciation letters received by the company has shown.

NPA seeks better economic cooperation between Nigeria, Korea



The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi has called for a better economic cooperation that is mutually beneficial to Nigeria and the Republic of Korea.

Mariner advocates indigenous participation in shipping to create more jobs




A Master Mariner, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has said that more jobs could be created if indigenous ship owners acquire more ships and engage in transportation of oil. 

NAGAFF restates commitment to anti-corruption, responsible trade practice

NAGAFF Founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders NAGAFF) has restated its commitment to fighting corruption, while it supports principles of trade facilitation.

Corruption, Conspiracy and Strategy for Success


Dr. Wilfred Mamah

OPINION

By Wilfred Mamah


“If we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us.”

Apt and sharp like a razor, the above Presidential statement would continue to resonate for various reasons: It captured the mood of the nation and rightly placed anti-corruption at the centre of national survival.

Maritime Workers Union employs beneficiaries of deceased workers



President, MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju at the port terminal with other members
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has employed two family members of its deceased members to replace them.

7 new Railway Corridors to be created, says transportation minister

 The Federal Government will soon create seven more rail corridors of standard gauge railway in the country, the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi has said.

66 Customs officers face sack over drug addiction


The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)  Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) has said that the service would ease out 66 officers found to be hooked on hard drugs.

APM Terminal Apapa earns ISO 28000: 2007 certification


APM Terminals Apapa Limited has achieved ISO 28000:2007 Security Certification, issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited.

NPA Laments loss of $248m, N3.558bn to waivers in 6 years over petroleum products




The Nigerian Ports Authority( NPA) has lamented the country’s  loss of  $248,238,305 and N3.558 billion in the past six years as a result of indiscriminate waivers at the ports, mainly on petroleum products.

First Class graduate wins 9th Ships & Ports National Essay Competition


 
Winner, Dangote Port Operation Prize for Best Overall Essay, Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel (centre) receiving his cheque from CEO of Ships & Ports, Mr. Bolaji Akinola (left) and Deputy Superintendent of Customs, Haruna Ephraim who represented the Acting Zonal Coordinator, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, Lagos, Comptroller Charles Edike at the prize presentation ceremony of the 2015 Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition held in Lagos on Thursday

A First Class Economics graduate of the University of Benin, Edo State, Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel has emerged proud winner of the Dangote Port Operation Prize for Best Overall Essay in the 9thShips & Ports Annual National Essay Competition.

Terminal operator compensates families of deceased dockworkers

Chief  Clement Imoh presenting a cheque to Mr Blessing(Middle)  brother of late Samson Onyonya


Cheque presentation to Christopher Ifah (3rd from left) by a representative of the stevedoring company
 Five Star Logistics  Ltd., one of the terminal operators, on Wednesday gave N5 million each to families of two deceased dockworkers who died at different incidents while on duty at the terminal.

Minister of Transportation commends Nigerian Shippers’ Council for Professionalism

  
Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi
 The Minister of Transportation, Mr  Rotimi Amaechi, CON and the Minister of State, Transportation, Senator Sirika were at the corporate  office of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Apapa on a working tour of the ports and agencies under the ministry.

Grimaldi bemoans high rate of cargo diversion to Cotonou port




The Managing Director of Grimaldi Agency Nigeria Ltd., Mr Ascannio Russo, has bemoaned the high rate of diversion of imported vehicles to Cotonou port by some Nigerian importers. 

Amaechi orders financial, staff audit of NIMASA



L-R: Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, during the facility visit by the Ministerial delegation to NIMASA Resource Centre at Kirikiri, Lagos… on Monday



The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has ordered a financial and staff audit of the Nigerian Maritime and Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Transportation Minister directs NPA to achieve 48-hour cargo clearance



Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi with the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi during the Minister's visit to the NPA Headquarters, Lagos



 The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday directed the management of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, to work towards achieving 48 hours cargo clearance.

Terminal operators seek expansion of Apapa port areas






The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) on Monday called for the regeneration of portions of the Apapa community to expand the port.

Master mariner prescribes efficient intermodal transport system to boost Nigeria’s maritime industry







 A master mariner, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has recommended that Nigeria  developed an efficient intermodal transport system to grow the nation’s maritime industry.

Agbakoba advises Buhari on strategic communication policies

Dr Olisa Agbakoba

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA)Dr Olisa Agbakoba(SAN) on Thursday advised the Buhari Administration to establish strategic communication policies to enable the masses understand the government’s plans and how it would benefit the generality of the people.

Truck owners decry undue extortion of money by hoodlums, road traffic regulators


The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has decried the subjection of members to ``undue extortion of money by hoodlums and road traffic regulators’’, saying that it is making their business unprofitable.

NAGAFF, NANS may collaborate in agitation for individual licensing of customs brokers

 
NAGAFF Team at a proposed project site

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Thursday took the agitation for individual licensing of customs brokers by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to higher level by calling on the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to be part of the struggle.

Apapa Area 1 Customs Command generates N20.7 bn in November



The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it collected N20.7 billion as revenue in the month of November.

NIMASA committed to stamping out criminality, says DG


 
R-L: Mrs. Funke Egbemode, Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of the New Telegraph Newspaper, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, Acting Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Col. John Agim, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) and Hajia Lami Tumaka, Head, Public Relations, NIMASA at the media workshop organised by NASPRI in Lagos.
The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)Mr Haruna Baba Jauro has reiterated the Agency’s commitment toward stamping out the activities of unscrupulous elements who are bent on disrupting peace in its areas of operation.

Intermodalism is panacea to Apapa gridlock, says MD NPA


L-R Senator Isiaka Adeleke; Senator Clifford A.M. Ordia; Senator Ighoyota Amori (Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport),Managing Director ,Nigerian Ports Authority,Malam Habib Abdullahi; Senator Ahmed Rufai Sani (Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport ) and Barr.Hassan Bello, Executive Sectary Nigerian Shippers' Council in  a group photograph at the Stakeholders dialogue

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mallam Habib Abdullahi has said that the provision of adequate rail lines connecting the ports with major cities in Nigeria remains a major panacea to the perennial gridlock problem in Apapa area of Lagos State.

Maritime Academy of Nigeria Rector, Joseph Okpo, is dead



Late Joseph Okpo

The Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Mr Joshua Okpo, is dead. He died in Abuja on Tuesday where he had gone to defend his 2016 budget before the National Assembly.

Investment & Securities Tribunal Workshop 2015

L-R; Dr Ngozi Chianakwalam, Chairman Investments & Securities Tribunal; Dr Olisa Agbakoba, Chairman of the occasion; Dr Augustine Agom, Head, Department of Commercial Law, ABU Zaria ;Mrs Dorothy Ufot, SAN and Mr Tola Mobolurin, Chairman of Bancorp Capital Plc at the Investment & Securities Tribunal Workshop 2015 with  Theme ‘A veritable tool for Development and Growth in the Nigerian Capital Market,’ which held at  the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.



Navy intercepts 5 ships with 1.913 m litres of stolen diesel

 Five ships fully loaded with about 1.913 million litres of diesel valued at N240 million have been impounded by the Nigerian Navy in Rivers State.

Expert urges collaboration between maritime security agencies to safeguard Nigeria’s marine environment

 Rear Admiral Godwill Ombo (rtd), the Deputy Secretary-General of the Society of Nigerian Mariners (SNM), has urged maritime security agencies to work closely in tracking vessels arriving Nigerian ports.

Ship owners seek foreign investment in Nigeria’s maritime

SOAN President, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun
The Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) has urged foreign investors to tap into Nigeria’s vast maritime resources to expand their businesses and grow local and global commerce.

Mariner wants NIMASA to supervise Maritime Academy of NIgeria, Oron



Retired Rear Admiral Godwill Ombo has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) to have direct supervision of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Akwa
Ibom.

NIMASA shuts jetties in Port Harcourt, Calabar over non-compliance with ISPS Code


Ag. Director-General of NIMASA, Mr Haruna Baba Jauro
 

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has shut two different jetties in Port Harcourt and Calabar for failure to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security(ISPS) Code.

Customs ACG commends Seme Command for exceeding monthly revenue target



 Coordinator Zone 'A', ACG  Eporwei Edike
Mr Eporwei Edike, an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Zone A, has commended the Seme Command of Nigeria Customs Services (NCS) for exceeding its monthly revenue target.

SON to commission 20 world-class laboratories to check sub-standard products


Director-General of SON, Dr Joseph Odumodu

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday said it would soon commission 20 world-class laboratories in Lagos to boost its operations in checking sub-standard products.

Company seeks LASG’s approval to operate 5000 capacity truck holding bay


 


 FT Logistics Global Services Nig. Ltd., on Thursday said it needed approval from the Lagos State Government to operate a truck holding bay at the Trade Fair Complex, Badagry Expressway.

Expert wants diving regulation enforcement in Nigeria

Mr Paul Stansfield, General Manager, Africa Diving Services

Mr Paul Stansfield, the General Manager, Africa Diving Services (ADS), has called on the government to ensure enforcement of diving regulations in Nigeria to boost the capacity.

Maritime Workers Union seeks involvement in sector’s management


Workers in the maritime industry have asked the regulatory agencies in the sector to always involve their union in stakeholders’ meeting to avert strife over welfare issues.

NIMASA DG orders rescue of crew abducted on Polish vessel

 The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro has directed that a rescue mission be embarked on to release the Captain and four crew members who were abducted from a Polish cargo vessel off Nigeria’s coast.

Transport Minister orders probe of stewardship of MAN, Oron Rector over fraud allegations




The Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has ordered a detailed audit into the financial activities of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, as being managed by the Rector of the academy, Mr Joshua Okpo.

ACG Zone 'A' commends Western Marine Command on maiden visit

The Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Zone 'A', Mr Eporwei Edike, on his visit to the Western Marine Command recently, commended the command for its clean environment and decent appearance of the officers.
ACG Eporwei Edike(Right) Coordinator, Zone 'A' with Comptroller Umar Yusuf on arrival to the Command 

Edike took a tour of the various ongoing projects in the command and commended the passion of the Comptroller, Umar Yusuf, to carrying out his duty.

RCCG, Corporate firms, individuals for ‘Community Pillar Award’ in humanitarian services

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 6 will among other organisations and individuals be honoured with the 2015 ‘Community Pillar Award’ for supporting communities with basic needs for daily living through various Community Social Responsibility Projects.

AU to generate 50% of Africa’s GDP from ocean resources--Official


The African Union (AU) says it plans  to generate 50 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by harnessing its ocean resources in furtherance of its “Agenda 2063.”