Tin-Can Customs Command collects N162.7bn revenue in 6 Months



The  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)Tin-can Island Command, on Monday said it  generation  N162,701,701,136.83 as revenue between January and June 2018.

MD NPA seeks FG’s priority attention on Apapa port access roads



Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has urged the Federal Government to give priority attention to the access roads leading to Apapa ports.

Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line 80% completed, says Amaechi





The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, says that Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail project is about 80 per cent completed and will be ready soon.

Dakuku says creation of more agencies not solution to maritime security challenges


…Charges Stakeholders to Support Regulatory Agencies for Industry Growth


From Right: Dr. Doyin Salami a maritime consultant, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, The Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Gambo Ahmed and the Director Special Duties, Hajia Lami Tumaka at the 2018 Half Year Maritime Forecast Review which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that creating additional agencies in the maritime sector would only overburden the sector; adding that what needed to be done was to strengthen the existing ones for optimum service delivery.

Nigeria, Benin Republic to set up joint committee on smuggling



President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted President Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin at State House, Abuja, where they agreed on the imperativeness of a joint committee to combat smuggling.

DG NIMASA, Stakeholders endorse partnership as key to effective utilization of Africa’s maritime resources


 As they set up Committee on Sustainable Blue Economy in Nigeria

L-R: Barrister (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi, Dr. Chris Asoluka, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA Board Chairman, Major General, Jonathan India Garba (rtd.) and President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Engr. Greg Ogbeifun during the 2018 African Day of Seas and Oceans held in Lagos on Wednesday. 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that partnership is a crucial element to the effective utilization of Africa’s maritime resources, just as a Committee of Stakeholders was set up to map out strategies to develop Nigeria’s Blue Economy.  

Customs FOU ‘A’ seizes contraband with over N1.1 billion DPV


 Nabs 10 suspects

Comptroller Mohammed Uba briefing newsmen at the FOU 'A' Lagos


The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone A has intercepted 21 exotic vehicles  valued at Four Hundred and Eighty-Four Million, Four Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight Naira, Ninety-Two Kobo (N484, 458, 778. 92) from June 13 to July 24, 2018.

All crew kidnappings in 2018 occurred in Gulf of Guinea


The number of crew members taken hostage increased from 63 in the first half of 2017 to 102 in the first half of 2018, the second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows.

MWUN urges FG to pay benefits of NNSL retirees

President of the MWUN, Adewale Adeyanju


The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to settle the retirement benefits of retirees of the liquidated Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL).

Police nab 3 suspects for stealing Tompolo's transformer in Warri






By Nathaniel Obruthe

The Nigeria Police, Delta Command, has apprehended three suspects attempting to steal an electricity transformer belonging to the former Niger Delta Warlord, Mr Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo.

ISPS Code Compliance: NIMASA hammers erring facilities



The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken stern measures against some facilities over failure to comply with the provisions of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) code.

SIFAX Ferry gets commendation after facility inspection by Nigerdock

L-R: Isaiah Emehweke, Senior Supervisor, Marine Services, Nigerdock Nigeria; Kayode Ogunwole, General Manager, IT, SIFAX Group; Juan Gonzalez, Facility Manager, Nigerdock Nigeria and Felix Omojoye, Assistant Manager, SIFAX Ferry Terminal during the facility inspection tour of SIFAX Ebute-Ojo Ferry Terminal, Ojo, Lagos by officials of Nigerdock Nigeria Limited recently

Nigerdock Nigeria Limited has commended SIFAX Group for the quality service and excellent facilities it has put in place for the recently-launched ferry service.

Amaechi orders demolition, expansion of Apapa Rail Station



The Transportation Minister , Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday ordered that the Apapa rail station be demolished for an expansion to accommodate more activities in the seaport.

Photo News: NPA hosts FOC, Western Naval Command

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (middle), the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral, Sag Abbah (right) and the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, NPA, Dr. Sokonte Davies during a courtesy visit by the FOC to the Managing Director at the Authority’s Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos. 

Holding Bays: NPA lifts suspension order on shipping coys



The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has ordered the restoration of services to the four shipping Companies whose operations were suspended for their failure to comply with the directive of acquiring and operating holding bays for their containers.

NIWA says River Benue dredging to commence by 2019




The dredging of River Benue and the development of Makurdi port will commence by 2019 as part of efforts to harness commercial activities on the Nigerian waterways, the National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA) has disclosed.

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.