Strong growth for cruise industry in 2015

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released its annual State of the Cruise Industry Report, which has projected strong growth for the industry in 2015.

ANLCA urges duty free for manufacturers of automobile parts

National President, ANLCA, OLayiwola Shittu

Alhaji Olayiwola Shittu, National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA)  has urged the Federal Government to make importation of equipment duty free for automobile parts manufacturers.

National Automotive Council, WesBank hold talks on vehicle finance scheme

From left: Mr. Luqman Mamudu (Director Policy and Planning), Mr. Simon Ingersent (Designated CEO for Nigeria Operations), Director General, (NAC), Engr. Aminu Jalal,  Mr. Eugene Ochse (Head of Africa Operations), Mr. M.M. Langdi (Chief Auditor) and Engr. Waheed Odetoro (Director Industrial Infrastructure) at NAC Headquarters Abuja.

 Top officials of the National Automotive Council (NAC) and WesBank of South Africa have met in Abuja on the proposed roll-out of Made-In-Nigeria Vehicle Finance Scheme scheduled for later part of 2015. 

NIWA to build more jetties in Lagos, says official

NIWA Jetty at Marina, Lagos

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) says it will construct more jetties to boost water transportation in Lagos.

NIMASA gives APC 72-hr ultimatum to retract alleged malicious statements

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Sunday gave the All Progressives Congress (APC), 72 hours to retract some alleged malicious statements made by the party against the agency.

Association demands truck marshaling yard for effective operations

The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) on Monday urged the Federal Government to accelerate action in acquiring a truck marshaling yard to serve trucks operating at the ports in Lagos.

PAAR should not be advisory, says customs agent

Mr Chuks Njemanze, Chairman, Lilypond Chapter, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), on Friday advised the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) that the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) should not be seen as an advisory document.

14 ships laden with petroleum products, foods arrive at Lagos ports

Fourteen ships laden with petroleum products, foods and other goods have arrived Lagos ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) said on Thursday in Lagos.

Investors set to operate ferries from Lagos to Tema, Ghana, says NIWA

NIWA Jetty at Marina,Lagos

  The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Thursday said that some local and foreign investors had indicated interest to operate ferries within Lagos as well as from Lagos to Tema in Ghana.

Association demands reversion of Lilypond Container Terminal to truck terminal

The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has demanded the reversal of the Lilypond Container Terminal, Lagos, to a truck terminal.

'Terminal Operators have no right to continue collection of illegal charges’

Olisa Agbakoba(SAN)

The firm of Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), counsel to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has submitted that seaport “terminal operators have no right to continue the collection of illegal charges”.

Maritime Cabotage in Nigeria: The Need to Empower Domestic Shipowners

Mrs Akodu

By Bisi Akodu
The world is often been referred to as “a global village”. Countries are interdependent on each other in the area of trade and commerce. More than 80 per cent of global trade measured in volume is carried by sea to ports worldwide. 

NCS says it did not withdraw operatives from Kebbi, Sokoto borders

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied allegation by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) that Customs operatives deployed at border stations in Kebbi and Sokoto States have been withdrawn.

NIMAREX 2015: Event holds April 27 to April 29

The 2015 edition of the annual Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) has been rescheduled  from its initial March 29 to April 1, to  now hold from April 27 to April 29.

Customs command transfers 55,000 containers from Apapa Port — Official

The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said  that it transferred over 55,000 containers to other terminals in 2014, to avert congestion in Apapa Port, Lagos State.

ANLCA Says It Can Generate N2trn Customs Revenue

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) says that its members alone can generate N2 trillion as customs revenue in 2015.

NCS, Seme Command seeks collaboration with Benin Republic counterpart

33 ships expected at Lagos ports with food, petroleum products

Thirty three ships laden with containers,
foods and petroleum products are expected to arrive Lagos ports from
Feb. 12 to Feb. 27.

Nigeria's Military Adviser to UN hands over Dean of MPAC to successor

  Maj.Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe, Nigeria's Military Adviser to the United Nations(Right) handing over the Dean of Military and Police Advisers Community (MPAC) to Lt. Gen. Paolo Serra, Military Adviser; Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in New York.

NPA to support Nigerian Navy in fight against piracy

         L-R: Managing Director NPA, Habib. Abdullahi and the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral JKZ Ango

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has assured the Nigerian Navy of the Authority’s cooperation and support in its fight against piracy and other maritime crimes in the nation’s water ways.

Association seeks creation of Ministry of Maritime Services

National President, ANLCA, Olayiwola Shittu.

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Thursday called for the creation of the Ministry of Maritime Services from the Federal Ministry of Transport.

Winners of ‘Enterprise Challenge Competition’ get N1.5 m each

Odiete, Yammama with organisers of the competition. 

Eseoghene Odiete and Nasir Yammama, both winners of ‘Enterprise Challenge’ have been awarded their prizes of N1.5 million each in addition to other gifts.

Customs Service says under-declaration will continue to attract Debit Notes

 CAC, Apapa, Eporwei Edike
The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Area 1 Command, Mr Eporwei Edike, on Wednesday warned that customs agents should not cut corners in terms of value, quantity and description of goods.

Shipping Expert seeks adequate develoment of infrastructure for inland water transportation

Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin

A shipping expert, Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin, has urged the Federal Government to provide adequate infrastructure to boost inland water transportation in the country.

Group advocates 'no violence' in forthcoming general elections

Peace Ambassadors at the Joe Femi-Dagunro 'Walk for peaceful Election' at Ogudu, Lagos take-off point.

A non-governmental organisation, Joe Femi-Dagunro‎ Initiative, on Saturday urged Nigerians to shun all forms of violence in the forthcoming general elections.

Pensioners urge NPA management to pay arrears of pension

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) 2006/2007 Pensioners on Friday urged the management of the organisation to pay the arrears of their pension.

NPA committed to completion of Ibom deep seaport, says MD

                          ED, Eng and Tec Ser. Arc Mohammed Saleh; MD NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi;
                                        Committee  Secretary , Mallam Bala and MD of Felak Concept, Mrs Aisha Achimugu at the presentation of the OBC to the NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is committed to the timely completion and successful take-off of the Ibom deep seaport in Akwa Ibom.

Expert urges FG to develop more river ports

A maritime expert, Chief Kunle Folarin on Thursday urged the Federal Government to develop more river ports to open up the potential of the maritime sector.

Dredgers association wants NIWA to regulate sand dredging to safeguard water transportation

The Dredgers Association of Nigeria has urged the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to stop illegal dredging of sand in waterways across the country.

Ndi-Igbo in USA Endorse Jonathan

By Geoffrey Nzeadibe

The Igbos under the aegis of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. (PNF USA) have called on Nigerians to rally around President Goodluck Jonathan by giving him maximum support to finish out two terms.

Apapa Customs Command generates N21 in one month

The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service generated N20.7billion in January 2015, up from the N19billion generated in the corresponding period last year.

Opinion: Clarion Call To Reform Nigeria's Shipping Sector

Mrs Bisi Akodu

 BY Bisi Akodu

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, stated late last year that Nigerians should henceforth view the country as a non-oil producing nation and explore other sources of revenue. She made this statement as a result of the global decline in the price of oil.

Customs Marine Command deploys to fight smuggling in Badagry creeks

Some seized bags of rice brought in boats to the Western Marine Command Jetty.

  Mr Yusuf Umar, the Customs Area Controller, Western Marine Command, on Tuesday said its crack squad and more patrol boats would be deployed to the creeks around the Badagry area, to check smuggling activities.

MAN Diesel & Turbo targets drilling segment

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the launch of its PA6 B Offshore GenSet. The new engine is specifically targeted at semi-submersible drilling rigs. It is a four-stroke, medium-speed engine built at MAN Disel & Turbo’s facility in St. Nazaire, France.

Ndi-Igbo in USA support Ekweremadu

By Geoffrey Nzeadide, National Chairman, PNF USA,

 Ndi-Igbo, under the auspices of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation(PNF USA), Support Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Rising from a special emergency meeting of the executive council, Ndi-Igbo in the United States under the aegis of Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation USA, Inc. (PNF USA) unequivocally and strongly support Senator Ike Ekweremadu, a knowledgeable and educated legislator for all his political endeavors, particularly his reelection and his leadership election in the Senate.

Agbakoba calls for unbundling of NIMASA, wants Shippers' Council to regulate shipping

Maritime Lawyer, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) has called for the unbundling of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA).

Agbakoba made the call at a press briefing organised by his chambers to discuss the need for repositioning of the maritime sector, which he said could become Nigeria’s major revenue generator.

Over 2000 customs officers await promotion

CGC, Abdullahi Dikko
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday announced that it would soon conclude the promotion process of over 2000 senior officers who sat for competitive computer-based examination and oral interview.

Lack of funds hinders local shipping development, says mariner

 Capt. Dennis Osah,the first President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) on Monday said that lack of finance had hindered the development of local shipping operations.

Cleric advocates establishment of Nigerian youths in their God-given position

L-R: Pastor Tunde Bakare, his wife, Pastor Mike Adebamowo during the Grace and Glory Chapel Thanksgiving Service.
Pastor Mike Adebamowo, a senior pastor of the Grace and Glory Chapel, Lagos, said the Nigerian youths must be allowed to take their God-given place in the nation.