Greece operates a fleet valued at USD 105 bn

Greek ship owners saw a major fleet development in the ten years from the financial crisis and today operate a fleet valued at USD 105 billion.

MD NPA counsels women on integrity

MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has counselled the youths, especially women, to uphold the virtue of integrity at the early stage of their lives.

Former DG NIMASA, Omatseye, concerned about trapped 2.1 bn litres petroleum product at Lagos offshore

Mr. Temisan Omatseye

Mr.  Temisan Omatseye,  a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has disclosed that a total of 2.1 billion litres of imported petroleum products were currently trapped offshore Lagos.

Marine Engineers and Surveyors are the heart of shipping, says Amaechi

…Hints on Government’s resolve to continue capacity building for industry growth

L-R: President of The Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors, Engr. Charles Uwadia, Former MD, Nigerian Ports Authority, Otunba Adebayo Sarunmi, The Director General NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr. Hassan Bello and the Representative of the Chief of Naval Staff during the 2nd Nigerian Maritime Technical Summit organised by the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors  recently in Lagos.

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi ,has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government is committed to building capacity for all the segments of the transport sector in order to progress the Nigerian economy.

24 passengers survive Boat mishap in Lagos

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A total of 24 passengers on Friday survived a boat accident involving two boats that collided at about 7: 45 pm in Ojo area of Lagos State.

Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Damilola Emmanuel, who confirmed the incident, said one of the boats was driving at full capacity with 22 passengers, while the other had just the boat captain and deckhand on board.

Number of LNG bunkering vessels to double by 2020

The number of LNG bunkering vessels has grown from one at the beginning of 2017 to six in early 2018, with these numbers expected at least to double by 2020, multi-sector industry coalition SEA\LNG said.

Shell disburses N1.88b to communities in Delta

By Edeki Igafe

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Joint Venture, has said that it disbursed a total of N1.88 billion to the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Delta.

SIFAX Haulage boosts operations with 20 new trucks

                           Newly acquired trucks  by SIFAX Haulage and Logistics 

SIFAX Haulage and Logistics Limited, one of the subsidiaries of SIFAX Group, has acquired 20 brand new trucks to boost its operations and consolidate its position as a leader in the country’s logistics industry.

NPA Photo News

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) presenting a plaque to the High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Peingeondjabi T. Shipoh when the latter paid a courtesy call to her at the Organization’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos

FG, AMES to partner on grooming new generation of marine engineers, surveyors

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi 

The Federal Government has declared its support for a partnership with the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) on the training of a younger generation of marine engineers and surveyors who are equipped to man vessels within and outside Nigeria’s territorial waters.

NNPC to pay N2.1 bn NPA debt

The Managing Director NPA,  Hadiza Bala Usman (left), presenting a plaque to the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, when the former paid a courtesy visit to the latter at the NNPC Headquarters in Abuja.

All debts owed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2017 to date, amounting to about 2.1 billion Naira for services rendered to the Corporation are to be settled this week.

Server breakdown halts activities at Apapa, Tin-Can Island Ports

A breakdown of the Nigeria Customs Integrated System (NICIS) 2, which is a central server, has affected cargo clearance at the Apapa, Tin Can Island, and KLT ports in Lagos. 

FG condemns use of armed private security guards onboard vessels

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The Federal Government has declared having armed private security gaurds onboard vessels in Nigeria as illegal, even though they are meant for the protection of crew and vessels.

Rolls-Royce, Finferries to optimise Ship safety and efficiency

UK-based Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries will jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimise the safety and efficiency of marine operations.

Dakuku seeks stakeholders’ commitment to ensuring safer maritime domain

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

 …Says Regional Maritime Security is also Paramount to Nigeria’s Economic Development

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside has stated that security in the Nigerian Maritime domain is a work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector.

Nigerian Navy acquires 179 speed boats in one year in fight against insecurity

The Nigerian Navy acquired a total of 179 high speed boats  in one year to boost its capacity for tackling insecurity on the nation’s territorial waters, the Navy has disclosed.

Starzs Investment offers seatime training to best graduating maritime students

Engr. Greg Ogbeifun

The best Nigerian student in Nautical Science, and Marine Engineering across maritime institutions and departments across Nigeria will be offered opportunities for seatime training, courtesy of Starzs Investment Company Ltd.

Access into PTML Terminals must be free, says NAGAFF

Following the disagreement over requirement for entry into Ports and Terminal Multiservices Ltd. (PTML) Terminals, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has restated its position that the “PTML Management respect the Ports Order’s on matters of access control.”

Ports seek more funding to handle multimodal freight spike

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  • Just after the House Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding bill that sets aside $250 million for port projects, the American Association of Port Authorities released its State of Freight III report reiterating ports' need for infrastructure funding.

Only 8 agencies allowed in Nigeria's Ports, says NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday said that only the eight agencies of government listed are to have physical presence in the ports, while others should vacate the ports.

Customs Airport Command hands over seized Tramadol capsules valued at $181,000 to NDLEA

CAC MMIA Command, Mrs Jayne Shoboiki handing over the seized cartons of tramadol to NAFDAC

The Nigeria Customs Service, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command, on Thursday handed over seized 180 cartons of tramadol capsules to authorities of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Airport.

NPA boosts efforts to check attacks on vessels berthing at Lagos Ports

Rep of the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Marine & Operations, Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies (2nd Right); the General Manager Engineering, Ahmed Rufai Mohammed (Right); the General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Abdullahi Goje (2nd Left) and the General Manager, Security, Mohammed Anas (Left) during the NPA Management Meeting with Stakeholders in Apapa, Lagos.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Thursday expressed concern over attacks on vessels berthing at the Lagos Port Complex, saying efforts were on to checkmate the unhealthy development.

IMO welcomes World's Smallest Island Country

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has welcomed a new member, the Republic of Nauru.

Customs FOU 'A' shatters smuggling ring, recovers over N1.10 bn in seized goods including 30 exotic cars

·        Arrests 14 suspects connected with 125 seizures
·        Moves 42 trailers of seized rice, other items to IDP camp

Comptroller Mohammed Uba briefing newsmen on the FOU 'A'  recent anti-smuggling operations 

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja in its sustained anti-smuggling operations has hunted down some smugglers and recorded over One billion, ten million(N1.10 billion) Naira as duty paid value for the seized items.

Intercargo: Bulker Casualties Claimed 202 Seafarer Lives in Last 10 Years

A total of fifty-three bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over the past ten years, according to the latest edition of International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ (Intercargo) Bulk Carrier Casualty Report.

FG, CCECC sign $6.68 bn contract for implementation of Ibadan-Kaduna segment of Lagos/Kano rail line

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, at the signing of the contract 

The Federal Government on Tuesday signed a Contract of $6.68 Billon on the Ibadan – Kaduna Railway Segment of the Lagos-Kano Railway Line with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CC.ECC).

MD NPA advocates healthy, efficient maritime workforce

Posted on May 15, 2018

Participants at the NIPOSA games celebrating their victory

SIFAX Group Photo News

L-R: Mr. Taiwo Adelu, Project Director, Fesco Agalu Limited; Dr. Fola Rogers-Saliu, Executive Director, HR & Admin, SIFAX Group; Mr. Remi Kolajo, Special Adviser to Osun State Governor on Agriculture & Food Security; Mr. John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group;  Dr. Isaac Aluko, Coordinating Director, Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, Osun State and Mr. Saheed Lasisi, General Manager, Business Development, SIFAX Group, during a courtesy visit of the AGRITECH Nigeria Osun 2018 Exhibition & Conference Local Organising Committee to the Corporate Head office of SIFAX Group.

Youths to protest continual attacks on Rivers waterways

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The Kula Kingdom Graduate Association (KKGA) says it will embark on a peaceful protest against the incessant attacks on commuters on the waterways to Kula in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers.

NPA photo News

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways, Honourable (Dr.) Patrick Asadu (4th from right), NPA officials and other members of the committee during an oversight visit to one of the Terminal Operators in Apapa Port.Add caption

LASG says finished goods worth N264 bn have been exported from Lekki Free Trade Zone in 3 years

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode

…seeks investors to expand road, rail infrastructure along corridor
The Lagos State Government on Monday said over $735.8 million (about N264 billion) worth of finished goods have so far been exported from the Lekki Free Zone project in the last three years.

Nigeria’s agricultural revolution on course, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Auyo, Jigawa State, said that Nigeria’s agricultural revolution is real and on course.

He spoke at an event marking the commencement of the rehabilitation and expansion of the 6,000-hectare Hadejia Valley irrigation project in the state.

Customs explains reasons foreign clearing agents flood ports

Posted  May 14, 2018

The customs controller in charge of the Apapa Area Command, Compt. Jibrin Musa, has disclosed that a large number of foreign nationals have been operating as customs agents because they own companies and had been issued with self-clearance licenses as supported by the government’s Ease of Doing Business policy.

NCAA Suspends FirstNation Airline’s Operation

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Posted on May 14, 2018

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of FirstNation Airways indefinitely over “unauthorised and illegal operations”. NCAA Spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said in a statement that the suspension was conveyed to the airline via a letter with reference No. NCAA/DG/CSLA/RM/1-06/18/2304 and dated May 11, 2018 and signed by the Agency’s Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman. 

Seme Customs Command hands over rice, other items to IDP camps

File copy: Seized smuggled rice

By Admin on May 14, 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Area Command in compliance with the presidential directive of releasing seized goods to the Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps have successfully handed over to the Nigeria Army, a total of twelve thousand and fifty one (12,051) bags of 50kg seized rice and other relief material for onward delivery to the IDP camps in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

Dakuku advocates regional cooperation to boost African maritime security, development

…Envisages Continental Cargo Increase
Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Sen. Sani Rufai, exchanging pleasantries with NIMASA Executive Director Operations, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, at the  Offshore Technology Conference in Houston Texas.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that regional cooperation is key to the safety and security of inbound and outbound goods and services to Africa through the seas. 

MV OSANYAMO arrives Cape Town, onward to Nigeria


MV OSANYAMO owned by Starz Investment Company Ltd has arrived Cape Town, South Africa, sailing beautifully on its way to Nigeria, the company Chief Executive, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, has made known.

FG, GE sign $45m interim agreement on rail concession, says transportation Minister

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi

The Federal Government has signed a $45million interim phase agreement with General Electric (GE) for the concession of narrow gauge rail lines in the country.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, putting the total money to be invested in the project as N2.7billion, after the whole agreement was concluded.

Freight forwarders threaten action against PTML over access into terminal

 … seek intervention of NPA, Shippers’ Council

NAGAFF Founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam(2nd from Right) addressing newsmen 

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has threatened actions against the Port and terminal Multiservices(PTML) over issues of fees for access card for freight forwarders.

MD NPA, Hadiza, urges youths to work for national unity

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has charged Nigerian youths to continue to work for the unity of the country by engaging in nationalistic mindset in their preparation for leadership.