Truck call-up enforcement to Apapa ports takes off – Ogungbemi

The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) on Monday said that the newly introduced Call-up System to regulate the movements of trucks into the Apapa ports has fully begun operation.

Maersk signs compliant fuel deal with PBF Logistics

Danish shipping major Maersk has signed an agreement with PBF Logistics, which would deliver 10% of its annual fuel demand ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 global sulphur regulation.

Customs Officer allegedly kills traveler in Ogun

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service on Sunday allegedly shot dead a passenger, who was travelling in company of some of his relatives in a Toyota Hiace Bus along Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State.

Customs seized $900m worth of smuggled Pangolin in Nigeria in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service has disclosed that it made seizures of smuggled Pangolin worth over 900 million dollars in 2018.

Call to remove CCT Chairman’s name from roll of legal practitioners: Agbakoba responds

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN has responded to Danladi Umar’s reply to his petition that the said Mr. Umar should be struck off the Roll of Legal Practitioners.

NIMASA DG, Utomi uphold inter-agency collaboration, strong institutions as prerequisite for effective transport system

R-L: Guest Speaker,  Prof Pat Utomi, New President, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria, Mr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Chief Adebayo Sarumi and Member, Board of Trusty, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria, Mr Ikokide Zebulon at the Investiture ceremony of the new CIOTA President in Lagos. 
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that collaboration among relevant agencies and professional bodies remains important to the development of an effective transportation sector in Nigeria.

We need a container freight station, says NPCC Chairman

Otunba Kunle Folarin,

A large- enough truck holding facility with effective management, is a vital point to start with in efforts to tackling the traffic gridlock problem facing Apapa, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman of the Nigerian Port Consultative Council (NPCC) has said.  

Ocean & Cargo formally takes over Warri Terminal

L-R: Mr. Simeon Okeke, Port Manager, Delta Ports, Warri; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group; Dr. Sokonte Davies, Executive Director, Marine & Operations, Nigerian Ports Authority; Ms. Aina Egharevba, Director, Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited, and Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group during formal handing-over of Terminal B, Warri Old Port to Ocean & Cargo Terminal Services Limited in Warri, Delta State

….NPA calls for host community support, BPE to monitor for compliance

The concessionaire of the Warri Port Terminal B, Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited, has taken possession of the terminal after the formal handing over by both the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).

CIoTA seeks professionals' contributions for solution to transport sector challenges

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, President , Chartered Institute of Transport Administration, Nigeria 

The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Nigeria, has expressed its determination to work with professionals in the sector for solutions toward a more efficient service delivery as it drives trade.

ICS advocates use of cleaner fuels to achieve zero-sulfur emission target

The shipping industry will not be able to achieve the 2050 greenhouse gas reduction target using fossil fuels, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) pointed out. 

Nigerian Navy records 34 piracy, 20 sea robbery attacks in 2018

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A total of 34 piracy attacks and 20 sea robbery operations were recorded in the nation’s maritime domain in 2018, the Nigerian Navy (NN) said on Monday.

NPA/Truck Owners adopt temporary call-up system to ease Apapa gridlock

A coalition of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) and Container Truck Owners Association of Nigeria (COTOAN) has expressed confidence of easing the Apapa gridlock through a temporary manual call-up system for trucks.

IBM tests 'Track and Trace' for container shipping

Dive Brief:
  • IBM and Sigfox, an internet of things (IoT) service provider, have launched a digital "Track and Trace" solution for French auto manufacturer Groupe PSA’s container shipping operations. 

No more vessel waivers, NIMASA warns

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA
…Commences clampdown on erring vessels.

After several warnings, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA has commenced clampdown on vessels that do not comply with the provisions of the Cabotage Compliance Strategy introduced in 2018 to ease the implementation of the Cabotage Act 2003 in Nigeria.

OAL appoints Bisi Akodu as Managing Partner, admits 3 substantive partners

Mrs. Bisi Akodu,  Managing Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal
Olisa Agbakoba Legal(OAL) has announced the appointment of Mrs. Bisi Akodu as its new managing partner.

EU adopts proposal to harmonize MRV with IMO’s system

On February 4, 2019, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification (EU MRV) of COemissions from maritime transport.

NIMASA undertakes surveillance training for security agencies

L-R:   Manager, HLSI Systems & Technology Ltd, Mr Mickey Har Gaash, Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Petetrside, Best Graduating Student, Mohammed El-Yakubu and the Executive Director (Finance & Administration), NIMASA, Mr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh during the Graduation of participants special integrated course on maritime surveillance and security in Lagos, February 6, 2019.

In its effort to rid the Nigerian maritime domain of criminality, the Federal Government through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has undertaken surveillance training for officers from the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), and NIMASA, on the C4I Integrated Surveillance Systems operation.

Apapa Customs Command generates N404 bn in 2018

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command, on Thursday disclosed that it generated N404, 020,447,791/42 as revenue for 2018.

Agbakoba sues AGF, NJC over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba

Rights lawyer and a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, has charged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Judicial Council (NJC) to court over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Photo News: NPA inaugurates CSR projects in Calabar, Cross River State

    The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Engr. Adams Jatto (Middle), the Obong of Calabar, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Abasi Otu V (KSM) (left), and Port Manager, Calabar Port, Olufunmilayo Olotu (right) during the event.

Customs FOU ‘A’ intercepts bales of fake Police uniforms, tear gas canisters, others

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday intercepted bales of illegal police uniform, tear gas canisters and other paraphernalia of the Nigeria Police.

FG reopens Leventis Bridge, to complete Tin-can Truck Park in May

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The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Wednesday opened a section of the IJora/Apapa Bridge, which was closed to traffic for repairs in July.

Photo News: SIFAX honoured as Most Outstanding Indigenous Terminal Operator

L-R: Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigeria Shippers’ Council presenting the most outstanding indigenous terminal operator award to SIFAX represented by Olumuyiwa Akande, Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group.

Maersk to introduce virtual assistant

New smart technologies and seamless solutions continue to change the shipping industry.

Maersk has said in a statement that in 2019 it would enhance its Remote Container Management (RCM) platform by a virtual assistant named “Captain Peter”. The avatar will assist customers along the journey of their cargo.

3 ways to lay the track for real-time data in rail

The path to real-time visibility in any industry is rarely easy, but in 2019, when an Amazon package can be tracked with every step of the carrier, you’d think rail customers would be able to find out where their freight is without making a phone call.

APM Terminals, Partners to develop Terminal in Bangkok

Container terminal operator APM Terminals has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sahathai Terminal PLC (PORT) and Mitr Phol Sugar to develop a greenfield container terminal in Bangkok, Thailand.

NIWA charges boat operators against night travels

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has charged boat operators against travelling on the waterways after 6 p.m., which is in line with its safety guidelines.

MD LADOL bags FIN Leading Women Award 2019

The Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL) Dr. Amy Jadesimi , was awarded Oil and Gas Leading Women Award at the Foreign Investment Network, FIN and Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources Honorary Patrons Dinner and Awards Night, which held at the just -concluded 2nd edition of Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2019 in Abuja.

Customs loses officer to smugglers’ attack in Kano

The Nigeria Customs Service, Kano/Jigawa  Area Command, has decried incessant attacks on its personnel allegedly being perpetrated by smugglers and their criminal accomplices in Kano and Jigawa states.

Multilateral cooperation key to vessel safety, marine resources utilisation

L-R: DG, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Commandant, National Defence College, Abuja, Rear Admiral Adeniyi Osinowo; and Chairman, NIMASA Board, General Jonathan India Garba (rtd), at a lecture on Maritime Safety and Shipping Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects by Dakuku at the National Defence College, in Abuja recently.

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says the agency has created operational conditions that have prompted a turnaround in prospects for maritime safety and successful utilisation of the country’s enormous marine resources.

Photo News: MD NPA gets Appreciation Award

The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the General Manager, Human Resources, Yahaya Bukar Gana receiving the award from the President of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Maritime Branch, Comrade Adamu Gora Ya’u during the event.

Port Infrastructure: Union seeks restoration of NPA’s powers

Adamu Ya’u, President, Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, has urged the Federal Government to empower Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to expand infrastructure at the nation’s harbours.

Maritime Forecast 2019/20: What Shipping Industry should expect – NIMASA

...CVFF disbursement, better funding for indigenous operators

· Hope for anti-piracy bill to reduce incidents
As part of efforts to guide investors and encourage more participation in the maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have set the tone with the unveiling of the 2019-2020 maritime forecast. 

Three die, 17 rescued in Lagos boat mishap

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Three people have been confirmed dead, while 17 others were rescued following a boat mishap that happened on Saturday around Bayeku area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Maersk to reflag UK Vessels, end training of cadets amid Brexit chaos

Danish shipping giant Maersk plans to reflag UK vessels and end training of cadets in advance of Britain leaving the European Union in March, maritime trade union Nautilus said. 

Osinbajo to test run Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Train — Minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will test run the ongoing contruction of Lagos – Ibadan Standard Gauge railway next Wednesday,  the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Kidnapped MSC Mandy Crew released

The six crew members of MSC Mandy, who were kidnapped on January 2, 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released.

Nigerian Shippers’ Council begins registration of port service providers

Mr. Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers' Council

In a bid to checkmate quackery in the Nigerian maritime industry, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has commenced registration of port service providers aimed at regulating their activities.

Nigerian Navy assures on improving sea exercises to tackle maritime crimes

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy will improve on its sea exercises in order to tackle maritime crimes within the waters.