NPA assures stakeholders of operational efficiency at ports

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has assured stakeholders in the maritime sub-sector of Management’s renewed vigour and determination at improving on its operational efficiency and accomplishments recorded, especially in the New Year.

Nigerian Ship Owner seeks better maintenance of port channels

President of Nigeria Indigenous Shipowners Association, Mr. Aminu Umar

The President of the Nigeria Indigenous Shipowners Association (NISA) Mr. Aminu Umar, has called attention on the need for proper maintenance of the nation’s seaport channels.

Report: Cargo Vessel sinks after colliding with CMA CGM Norma

Chinese-flagged general cargo vessel YuSheng 366 sank following a collision with Post Panamax containership CMA CGM Norma, Chinese media reported.

Installation of Baro River Port cargo handling equipment completed – NIWA

The Management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) said the installation of cargo handling equipment at the Baro River Port in Niger State has been completed.

Kidnapped Crew of MV Pomerenia Sky freed

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The eleven seafarers who were kidnapped from MV Pomerenia Sky in October 2018, off the Nigerian coast, have been released, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland informed.

Buhari commissions Abuja Airport international terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the newly-built international terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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L-R: Myrta Kaulard, Country Director, Nigeria, World Food Programme; Saheed Lasisi, General Manager, Business Development and Strategy, SIFAX Group; John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group and Abdou Dieng, Regional Representative for West Africa, World Food Programme during the courtesy visit of the WFP Team on Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, the flagship business of SIFAX Group.

LADOL becomes first coy in West Africa to get ISO 45001, 9001, 14001 certification

Managing Director of LADOL, Dr.  Amy Jadesimi 

LADOL Free Zone’s logistics company has been awarded International Organization Standardization, ISO 9001:2015 and 45001:2018+14001:2015.

Wage: Nigeria dock labour gets new lease of life

…As NIMASA, STOAN, MWUN, Others sign Collective Bargaining Agreement 

L-R: President of the National Association of Stevedoring Companies, Mr. Bolaji Sunmola, Chairman National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) and Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Mr. Gambo Ahmed, President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju  and Director, Maritime Labour Services Department of NIMASA, Mr. Ibrahim Jibril during the signing ceremony of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dock Labour by the NJIC in Lagos.
In a bid to ensure a better living standard for dock workers in the Nigeria maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) alongside other associations in the sector under the aegis of the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) have signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which is intended to improve the welfare of dock workers in line with global best practices.

Amaechi takes ride to test run Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge rail line

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday took a historic trip on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line for about 50 minutes.

NISFCOE 2018: Stakeholders suggest alternatives to ship financing

L-R: Mr. Bashir Jamoh, ED Finance and Administration at NIMASA; Mr. Mike Igbokwe SAN, Chairman NISFCOE 2018; Mr. Fabian Ajogwu SAN, Professor of Corporate Governance, Lagos Business School; Mr. Aminu Umar, President, Nigeria Indigenous Shipowners Association(NISA) at the 2018 Nigeria Ship Finance Conference and Exhibition in Lagos.

The Nigerian ship owners and other stakeholders in the shipping sector have suggested groupings and joint ventures as alternatives to ship acquisition financing.

Port Congestion: NPA strategizes to ease burden on importers

...Urges Customs Service to auction overtime cargoes at port
The MD Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has come up with a new strategy to address the burden on importers caused by congestion at the Apapa and Tincan Island Ports in Lagos.

Nigeria Customs collects N1.1 trn revenue in 11 months

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced that it collected a revenue of N1.1 trillion in the past 11 months.

US Coast Guard commends NIMASA, offers advise on Port Security

The United States Coast Guard has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its efforts to improve security and operational efficiency within Nigeria’s maritime domain.

Stakeholders to address maritime infrastructure, ship financing needs in Nigeria at NISFCOE 2018

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

Key stakeholders in the maritime and trade sectors are set to look in depth issues concerning ship and maritime infrastructure financing, with a view to suggesting workable and lasting solutions for the discourse.

NPA urges terminal operators, other stakeholders on proper management of congestion at Ports

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (middle), the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, NPA, Dr. Sokonte H. Davies (left) and the President Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Dr. Vicky Haastrup during an interactive session between the NPA Management and the Association at the Organisation’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos on Friday. 

The Managing Director of  the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on terminal operators, shipping companies, port managers and allied stakeholders to work towards an effective congestion management at the nation’s seaports.

Port Access Roads: Truckers seek government’s intervention over alleged brutality, extortion by security operatives

 Truckers under the aegis of Containerised Truck Owners have cried out for help from the Federal and the Lagos State governments for urgent solutions over what they described as traumatic experiences from the lingering Lagos ports access roads gridlock.

Dakuku calls maritime, logistics, heartbeat of globalisation

…Bags CILT Fellowship Award

National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Mr. Ibrahim Jibril presenting a plaque to the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and an inductee, Dr. Dakuku Peterside during the CILT Leadership Impact Programme (CLIP) and the induction of new fellows held in Lagos. 

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has described the maritime sector and logistics as the driving force behind globalisation, stressing that everything about trade and development is centred on maritime transport and logistics.

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The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman receives a plaque of honor and recognition as a  Fellow of The Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), from the National President of the Institute, Ibrahim Jibril during the 2018 CILT Leadership Impact Programme (CLIP) in Lagos.

SOAN AGM: Stakeholders consider fresh perspectives for sustainable maritime industry growth

SOAN President, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun

Maritime industry regulatory agencies including the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) have upheld stakeholder engagement among new strategies for growing the maritime industry.

FG approves $22. 99m for maritime security

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 22.995 million dollars (N7.14 billion) to enhance security of the nation’s Maritime sector.

Uphold professionalism, NPA Boss tells fire officers

The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte H. Davies receives an appreciation award from the General Manager, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Engr. Abdulbaki Ishola during the Passing Out Parade of Squad 50 of the Fire Service Department at the Training School in Apapa, Lagos

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has called on Officers and Men of the Fire Service Department to rededicate themselves to the vision, mission and core values of the Authority by displaying professional ability and agility and demonstrating high sense of responsibility in the discharge of their duties in line with the management thrust of operational efficiency.

SIFAX Group rewards 60 staff at Long Service Award

L-R: Dr. Fola Rogers-Saliu, Executive Director, Human Resources and Administration, SIFAX Group presenting an award plaque and other prizes to Mrs. Chinelo Nwobi, Assistant General Manager, Human Resources and Administration, who has spent 10 years in service at the SIFAX Group 2018 Long Service Award, which was held at Apapa recently.

SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has rewarded and honoured 60 staff at its 2018 Long Service Award.

Customs seizes N5.1b contraband in Lagos, Ogun

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizing of various exotic cars, foreign parboiled rice, Indian hemp, Tramadol and other contrabands worth about N5.1 billion in the last four months.

Naval Chief tasks newly-promoted officers on maritime security

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has charged newly-promoted Rear Admirals to further distinguished themselves in finding workable solutions to myriad of maritime challenges confronting the nation. 

Expert calls for established Port Community to boost sector efficiency

The maritime industry in Nigeria needs to have an effective Single Window System to enable the regulatory agencies perform optimally to support the trade systems for global competitiveness.

SON seizes over N22.7bn substandard products in 1 year

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), said it seized over N22.7 billion substandard products both destroyed and awaiting destruction in the last one year.

Senate, Transport Ministry push for maritime alternative

R-L: Member Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Kabir Gaya, Director-General,Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside , and the Chairman, Ship owners Forum, Barrister (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi at a maritime stakeholders assembly tagged a Lunch with the Senate held in Lagos.
The Senate Committee on Marine Transport and the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) have called on stakeholders to join the Government in its recent efforts to pay more attention to the development of the maritime sector as it has enormous resources that can boost the economy of Nigeria.

Agbakoba, others seek special ministry for maritime sector

The National Assembly has been urged to champion the complete reforms going on in the maritime sector by sponsoring and enacting a bill that will lead to the creation of Ministry of Maritime Industry (MoMI).

Shipowners welcome push toward European Maritime Single Window environment

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have welcomed the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) by Transport Ministers.

FEC approves N551m for construction of freight office at Jibia

Vice-President  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, approved N551.8 million for the construction of national freight office in Jibia, Katsina State.

Maersk targets Zero CO2 emission by 2050

Maersk has announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2050.
The company said that in order to achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.

NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is set to host this year’s appreciation night by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) scheduled to hold today, December 6, at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 5pm.

Asu Beks: FG should declare State of Emergency at Ports, appoint Serving Career Officer as Customs CG

           …Says Ali has performed abysmally

The Federal Government was Wednesday urged to declare a state of emergency at the nation’s ports and border posts over the influx of arms and other prohibited goods into the country.

Qatar withdrawing from OPEC to focus on natural gas

Gulf nation Qatar has revealed its plans to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), putting an end to its 57-year membership of the producers’ cartel.

FG says Lagos-Ibadan railway now to complete in February 2019

The Federal Government has given the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project a new deadline of February 2019 to complete the rail project. 

This is even as it bemoaned attacks by hoodlums and armed robbers on the project contractor in Lagos.

Represent Nigeria correctly, Dakuku tells piracy reporting body

Inaugurates ICIC Committee

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

     IMSOT, UK Team commends NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to ensure fairness and balance in its reportage of piracy issues on Nigeria’s territorial waters.

NPA MD advocates for improved security at the nation’s ports

Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, MD NPA

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on all Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) to double their efforts and remain ever vigilant in their various facilities in order to curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain.

CCA showcases "LineGuage" as 10th year anniversary draws to close

Art piece by Bruce Onobrakpeya

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) will be having an exhibition titled LineGuage,  as a high-point of its 10th year anniversary celebration.

Gov Ambode appoints ACP Ojajuni as Chairman of Archery Association

ACP Bode Ojajuni(Right) during the acceptance ceremony in Alausa Lagos.

 The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has appointed Mr. Bode Ojajuni, an Assistant Commissioner of Police,  as the Chairman, Lagos State Archery Association.

Kwara boat mishap claims 19 Children

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No fewer than 19 children have been reportedly drowned in a boat mishap on Saturday in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara State.

Blue Economy sustainability: Nigeria to partner other African countries - Amaechi

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed its readiness to cooperate with sister countries and development bodies to advance Africa’s prosperity through the safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources.

N150m Tramadol bribe: League of Maritime Editors demands disclosure of Importer’s identity

 Postpones 20th Anniversary  Lecture

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Suspecting half truth and outright concealment of facts on the seizure of 40 containers of tramadol, the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) weekend called on the management of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to make public the identity  of the importer or importers  who offered the sum of N150 million bribe  to the Customs  for  one of the containers to be released.

Adams Jatto is new Spokesman NPA

Engr. Jatto Adeiza Adams, New Spokesman of the NPA

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in its determination at further reinvigorating the Authority’s operations and the reengineering of the process of dissemination of information towards an efficient delivery of services, has appointed Engineer Jatto Adeiza Adams as its chief spokesman.

Community, port work together on truck traffic

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CUPP shortlists 5 Presidential Candidates for 2019 Elections

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has announced its selection of five Presidential Candidates for the 2019 Elections.

NPA refutes allegation of non-remittance of N177 bn to Federation Account

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has countered allegations that it failed to remit the sum of N177 billion Operating Surplus from its 2017 revenue to the Consolidated Federation Account.

Amaechi calls for stringent penalties for traffic offenders

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called for introduction of stringent penalties for those who violate and breach the laid down traffic procedures in the country.

Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Agbakoba writes Buhari

Olisa Agbakoba SAN

Human Rights Lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, has expressed concern about the 2019 general elections and therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018.

UNILAG Mass Comm Alumni Association holds annual dinner

The University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA), the umbrella body of all graduates of the prestigious communication department, will hold its annual dinner on the 29th of November, 2018 at Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.