NPA MD seeks greater collaboration for intermodalism

MD NPA,  Hadiza Balance Usman

Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has said that a lot still needs to be done “particularly in synergising efforts and fine-tuning grey areas” in order to ensure continuous improvement in the nation’s inter modal freight transport and logistics value chain.

WISTA: Voice of Women in Shipping to be heard at IMO

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) International has received an approval for consultative status from IMO.

Nigerian Shippers’ Council tasks terminal operators on automation

Wolfgang Schneider, General Manager, Five Star Logistics Ltd with Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) will henceforth carry out periodic audit of terminal operators as part of its  efforts to ensure efficiency in ports operation.

10 Mariners missing after cargo ship sinks off Shanghai

Ten mariners are reported missing following a collision between a tanker identified as Yong An and general cargo ship Shun Qiang 2, which sank taking down 13 members of its crew with it.

Maerskline cries out over NPA suspension, says it has four Holding Bays

Maersk Nigeria Limited on Monday protested the suspension by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for not providing holding bays for empty containers.

Photo News: NPA hosts officials of China Habours

The Managing Director, (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman receiving a plaque from the Deputy General Manager, China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, Zhou Shangzhi during the courtesy visit to the Nigerian Ports Authority’s Corporate Headquarters, Marina, Lagos.

Delta politician advocates good governance for economic growth

Mr.  Sunny Ofehe
By Nathaniel Obruthe

A gubernatorial aspirant in Delta, Mr. Sunny Ofehe,  has attributed the economic hardship in the country to bad governance.

NPA slams 10-day suspension on Maerskline, three others for failing to use holding bays

The Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has announced a 10-day suspension of the services of Maerskline, Cosco Shipping, APS, and Lansal for their failure to comply with the Authority’s directives on the use of holding bays.

Intermodal transport system is essential to port efficiency, says Dakuku

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said that for any country to achieve efficiency at its ports, intermodal transport system is an essential factor to consider.

Holding Bay Issue: NPA to sanction erring shipping coys, terminal operators

Shipping companies and terminal operators who fail to comply with an agreement on the usage of holding bays will henceforth be subjected to very still sanctions, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has said.

NIMASA targets N109 billion revenue in 2018 – DG

DG NIMASA,  Dr.  Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, says the agency is targeting N109 billion as revenue in 2018.

IMO: World Maritime Day 2019 to Focus on Women

“Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) informed. 

NIMASA Seeks Special Interest Rate for Maritime Asset Acquisition

As Dakuku solicits stakeholders support to grow industry
…Says eastern ports key to economic development

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency is engaging the Central Bank of Nigeria to create a special interest rate for maritime assets acquisition in Nigeria stating that NIMASA is committed to opening new frontiers for potential investors in the sector.

FRCN staffers protest poor working conditions

Staffers of Radio Nigeria  embarked on a nation wide peaceful protest tagged "Black Monday."

CRFFN Governing Council members elected

Following elections which held on Saturday in Lagos,  15 customs agents and freight forwarders were elected as members of the Governing Council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

Customs FOU 'A' seizes N8.6bn contraband in six months

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ (FOU A)  Lagos has disclosed that it recorded seizures of various contraband with a duty paid value (DPV) of N8,619,703,982.00 from January to June 2018.

SIFAX urges FG to fix dilapidated roads to boost haulage business

Adetayo,  GM SIFAX Haulage and Logistics

Mr.  Adewale Adetayo, General Manager, SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Limited has urged the Federal Government to fix all the major dilapidated roads scattered all round the country in a bid to boost the fortunes of the haulage sector.

NIMASA, IMO technical cooperation critical to Nigeria's economic growth--Dakuku

DG NIMASA,  Dr.  Dakuku Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Nigeria would continue to seek continued technical cooperation and support from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in order to build up sustainable capacity to be a globally competitive maritime nation contributing to economic development.

FEC approves N206bn for completion of 2nd Niger Bridge

Credit: Property Insider

The  Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday  approved the sum of N206bn for the construction of the Second Niger Bridge link road.
The contract for the 11.9 kilometre road was awarded to Julius Berger.

Completion of world's largest lock delayed

The completion of the sea lock at the North Sea Canal entrance in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, has been delayed for 27 months.

Tanker Hazards: NRC calls for patronage of its Tank Wagons for movement of petroleum products

Credit: Google 

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday called on petroleum product dealers and companies to patronise the corporation’s tank wagons in lifting their products.

Accountability flaws could hinder IMO’s climate goals

Several transparency and accountability flaws could hinder the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ability to deliver on its own climate goals in reducing carbon emissions, a new report by Transparency International showed.

SIFAX Group sponsors The Next Titan

SIFAX Group, a multinational company with interests in Aviation, Maritime, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, among others, has once again demonstrated its resolve to stimulate and grow youth entrepreneurship with its sponsorship of the fifth season of The Next Titan business reality TV show.

Customs insists Form ‘M’ required to process all imports

…As CAC Shoboiki alleges plot to remove her from office

CAC  MMA Command, Jayne Shoboiki

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Murtala Muhammed Airport Command (MMA) has insisted that Form ‘M’ is a prerequisite for processing all imports for clearance.

Royal Navy commissions new survey ship

The Royal Navy’s new survey ship HMS Magpie was formally welcomed into the Naval family in her home of Devonport last week.

Amaechi says funding is challenge of transport infrastructure development

The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday cited issues of funding as a major problem in development of infrastructure in the transport sector in Nigeria and the African continent.

CRFFN Governing Council Election to hold July 7

The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has again fixed the election of the practitioners into its governing council for July 7, 2018, following previous cancellations.

Photo News: Rotary Club of Ikoyi Lectures & Honours

L-R: Past District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Dr. Kamoru Omotosho presenting bannerette of Rotary Club of Ikoyi to the Guest Speaker, Dr (Mrs) Felicia Mogo, Deputy Director/Head Marine Environment Management Department, Nigeria Maritime Administration & Safety Agency (NIMASA) with the President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi, Rotarian Isichei Osamgbi, after she delivered a lecture on "The Environmental pollution in Nigeria" at the Club recently in Lagos.

PMAWCA Secretary General takes over as Director General of Ghana Ports

Mr. Michael Luguje

Secretary General of the Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), Mr. Micheal Achagwe  Luguje, on Monday 2 July 2018, officially assumed office as Director General of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA).

Photo News: UK Hydrographic Office visits NPA HQ

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (Middle), the United Kingdom Hydrographer, Cathy Tunks (2nd from right), Chris Booth of the UK Hydrographic Office, (2nd from left), the General Manager, Engineering, NPA, Engr. Rufai Mohammed (right) and the Principal Manager, Hydro & Dredging, NPA, Amos Ishaya Talum during a working visit by the UK Hydrographic Office delegation to the Managing Director in the Authority’s Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos. 

2 Workers die in port accident

Two workers lost their lives and two more were injured in an incident at the Port of Longview, US, on June 28.

Dakuku says effective intermodal connectivity vital to port efficiency

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stressed the importance of effective intermodal connectivity to port efficiency stating that good Port- city linkage systems would facilitate seamless transport and create immeasurable positive effect on the economy.

Bayelsa, Shell to sign GMoU on Gbarain/Ubie gas plant

The Bayelsa State Government has made known its plan to sign a Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on the Gbarain/Ubie gas plant, a multi-million dollar project, which is the largest investment in Africa.

LASG restricts tankers to trailer route

The  Lagos State Government has directed that tankers be restricted to designated trailer route.
The directive was given following the disaster of a tanker explosion on the Otedola bridge that claimed many lives and property. 

Women, Make-overs And Much Ado About Age And Looks!

A Piece  of Art by Rom Isichie
Women treasure good looks and would make efforts to remain youthful! But good and youthful looks don’t come easy. It demands a lot of physical ‘panel beating’ and hard discipline in eating habits and lifestyle. Again, this has ‘loads of factors’ that determine the success of the goal to be achieved.

Shell engages N/Delta women on peace building

A cross-section of the women at the event

By Nathaniel Obruthe with Agency report

The Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture has urged women in the Niger Delta to assist in promoting peace in their communities.

Maritime Silk Road initiative will boost China-Africa economic partnership, says Dakuku

…Charges Africans to protect economic interest

The Director General of t(he Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, speaking at the 29th annual session of club of ports of the Crans Montana forum currently ongoing in Brussels, Belgium

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said the Maritime Silk Road initiative promoted by China to develop international shipping connectivity across South East Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Indian Ocean will create a new opening for Africa to advance its economic partnership for the benefit of the continent.

Nigeria Customs impounds 870 cartons of Tramadol, other goods worth N379.29m

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’, Owerri says it seized Tramadol and other goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N379.29 million between March and June.

Photo News: Rotary Club of Ikoyi holds Arts Exhibition

L-R: President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi, Rotarian Isichei Osamgbi explaining an art of keen interest to the Chairman of the Occasion, Senator Kabiru Gaya, Chairman, Senate Committee on Works while the PDG Kamoru Omotosho watches.

Customs FOU ‘A’ hands over container of substandard LPG Cylinders to SON

Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ Ikeja  has released a 40-feet container of suspected substandard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for further necessary action.

Olu of Warri solicits stakeholders' support for NPA Management

Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies (5th from right), His Royal Majesty, Olu of Warri,  Ogiame Ikenwoli (middle), and other NPA top Management  at the Palace of Olu of Warri during a courtesy call.

The Olu of Warri, HIS Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikewoli 11 has called on all stakeholders in the Delta Ports to give maximum and unflinching support to the Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under Hadiza Bala Usman so that the transformation they brought to the region could be fruitful and sustained.

Photo News: World Bank Consultants Visit NPA

Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman(middle), with the Authority’s top management as well as World Bank’s Consultants MTBS.

Immigration suspends controversial $90 biometric visa policy

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has suspended the collection of $90 biometric Visa-On- Arrival policy it introduced about two weeks ago at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Agents still on strike at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Clearing agents operating at the Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport are yet to resume activities since they started the protest against a new policy by the Nigeria Customs Lagos Airport Command, planned for takeoff from July 13.

Nigeria Customs to deploy drones in fresh approach to tackling smuggling

…Launches 30 Patrol Vans

Plans have been concluded for the deployment of drones in tackling smuggling activities through illegal paths on land borders, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has disclosed.

Maritime Sector is catalyst to economic recovery, says Gov Okowa

…As Dakuku calls Nigerian Seafarers amongst World Best
Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside in a handshake with the Deputy Governor, Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro during the 2018 Day of the Seafarers with the theme: “seafarers wellbeing” held in Warri, Delta State
The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has stated that the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigerian economy depends largely on the maritime sector as over 90 per cent of the world trade are transported through the sea.

Ease of Doing Business: Shippers Council knocks erring service providers

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC)  at the weekend said it would no longer be ‘business as usual’ for   shipping service providers who have been imposing  excessive charges in various forms that are against the executive order on ease of doing business at the ports.