NPA Photo News : MD's Ports tour

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, led the Management team on tour of Ports in Lagos to assess the level of compliance with Federal Government’s directive to open the ports for continuous operation within the period of total lockdown. 


R-L: The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, the Port Manager, Lagos Ports Complex (LPC), Olufunmilayo Olotu, GM External Affairs APM Terminal, Odibe Daniel, Regional Head, Middle East and Africa, David Skov during a working visit to the Terminal in Apapa.

COVID-19: Shippers’ Council explains necessity for port operations this period

L-R: Sam Nwakoha, Registra/CEO, Council for the Registration of Freight Forwardinf in Nigeria, Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers' Council, and Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, Founder, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders


To avoid a total halt of manufacturing of goods and ability to support shipping, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council stepped up its engagement with relevant stakeholders in the port to ease movement at this time when Lagos is on lockdown as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.

NIMASA appoints Philip Kyanet new spokesman

Mr. Philip Kyanet, New Spokesman and Head of Public Relations NIMASA


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has appointed Mr. Philip Kyanet as the Agency's spokesman and Head of Public Relations.

Beyond COVID-19: WISTA Nigeria advocates support, opportunities for women entreprenuers in shipping businesses

  • Applauds FG, Maritime Industry Regulators for efforts keeping seaports working

President, WISTA Nigeria, Eunice Ezeoke

What would happen to small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) run by women in the shipping sub-sector is a great concern to the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria.

COVID-19: NPA MD pledges more support for SIFAX Group operations

L-R: Alhaji Ali Umar, Port Manager, Tin Can Island, Nigerian Port Authority; Adekunle Oyinloye, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group; Onari Brown, Executive Director, Marine & Operations, Nigerian Ports Authority; Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group and John Jenkins, Managing Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited Group during the NPA MD’s tour of all terminals in Lagos to assess the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on port operations.



Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has pledged the agency’s support towards resolving some of the challenges being experienced by SIFAX Group due to the lock-down imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

COVID -19: NIMASA, Shippers’ Council collaborate to sustain shipping activities in Nigeria

L-R- Managing Director, Ports & Terminal Multiservices Ltd., Ascanio Russo, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh and the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council, Barrister Hassan Bello, in a photograph during a meeting with stakeholders and shipping company at the NIMASA  Head Office in Lagos, April 2, 2020. 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has stated that the guidelines for vessels calling at the Nigerian Ports recently issued by the Agency was to ensure shipping activities continue in a way that would not allow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Shippers’ Council visits seaport terminals to ensure compliance with directives to operate

Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council and Princess Vicky Haastrup, Executive Vice Chairman ENL Consortium Limited, Apapa

Management of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, led by its Executive Secretary, Barrister Hassan Bello, Wednesday went on tour the seaport terminals in Lagos, to ensure compliance with the President’s directives on port operations during the lockdown as a result of COVID-19 disease.

Dockworkers refuse to unload Boxship in Melbourne amid COVID-19 concerns



Dockworkers at the DP World terminal in Melbourne, Australia refused to unload a container vessel last night citing safety risks to workers and the community.

COVID-19:Seafarers should be exempt from travel restrictions- ILO

Credit: Google Photos

Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ and be exempted from travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic , say the Officers of a special International Labour Organisation (ILO) tripartite maritime committee representing seafarers, ship owners and governments.

COVID-19: Nigerian Shippers’ Council to provide free bus services for freight forwarders, other port users on essential duties

Barr. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers' Council


Following the lock-down of Lagos as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council would be providing free buses for accredited freight forwarders and other port users going to the Lagos ports for clearance of vital cargoes, beginning from Wednesday April 1, 2020.