on Friday with an assurance by the Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigeria
Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) to assist maritime operators in sourcing funds and
The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Ayorinde
Adedoyin, spoke on the move in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos.
from March 29 to April 1 would focus on trade promotion.
toward bringing people that needed funds and equipment together, as well as
those who could provide the vital resources to develop the shipping sub-sector.
government’s attention to the potential of the maritime industry in order to
grow the nation’s economy.
Nasir Mohammed, called for improved rail service, noting that the provision of
more wagons and locomotives would boost the operations of Inland Container
take some traffic off the roads, which had been overstretched.
would dislodge squatters from the port and restrict the movement of persons
with no legitimate business in the ports.
security facility and the NPA will ensure safety and security of workers in the
Position’, stated that 16 ships laden with petroleum products and food items
had arrived Lagos ports, waiting to berth.
expected with general cargo, food items and petroleum products from Jan. 16 to
Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) said it faced many challenges in its
operations in 2014 due to changes in some government policies.
said the policies did not consider the concession agreement and business
cargo like rice and fish as well as the Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) operations were
to introduce 24-hour examination of goods, especially containers, to facilitate
practised in some ports in India, to ease cargo traffic.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), at a news conference during the week, drew
government’s attention to the need for policy, institutional, regulatory and
legal framework overhaul in the maritime industry.
government to tap into an estimated N7 trillion which could come from the
maritime sector annually.
focus their campaign on alternative sources of revenue other than the oil and
stakeholders lauded the decision of Mr Eporwei Edike, the Customs Area
Controller, Apapa Area Command, to address complaints made against some retired
officers who engaged in shoddy deals in the command.
Comptroller, Administration to identify bona-fide officers to checkmate the