Nigerian ports record 15.4% rise in cargo throughput

Cargo throughput at the nation’s seaports rose by 15.4 per cent to 41.32 million metric tonnes in the first half of 2014 compared to 35.81 million metric tonnes recorded in the corresponding period of 2013, according to figures released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday.

Shippers’ Council boss counsels youths on import/export business

Nigerians who wish to engage in the import and export business have been asked to seek guidance and enlightenment and get adequately equipped before venturing into the murky waters of international trade.
The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello gave this advice in Warri, the Delta State capital at the 8th Annual Shipping Career Summit organised by Ships & Ports Communication Company. 

Committee applauds Jonathan for supporting Armed Forces welfare

The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation,  Mrs Binta Muazu, says President Goodluck Jonathan has great concern for the welfare of the Armed Forces and other security agencies, bearing in mind the completed accommodation intervention projects.

Funtua Dry Port commissioned, to create jobs, increase economic activities

The biggest dry port in Northern Nigeria, which was acquired in Katsina State under former President Obasanjo’s Public-Private Partnership, was commissioned on Monday, August 18, by the owner of the acquiring company, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab.

Federal Ministry of Finance underfunding Nigeria Customs Service- NAGAFF

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has condemned what it describes as the deliberate underfunding of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) by the Federal Ministry of Finance. It also called for a partial autonomy of the service, to enable it meet its responsibilities.

In a letter with ref: NAGAFF/HQ/101/36 dated August 5, 2014, addressed to President Goodluck Jonathan, the association said the underfunding of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) had affected the Service in its core function of  trade facilitation , in addition to increasing its security watch on the nation’s borders.