This comes as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), is currently studying the various tariffs across ports in West Africa, with a view to determining how competitive Nigerian ports are compared to its neighbours.
Maritime crew kidnappings hit 10-year high
International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that more crew members were kidnapped at sea in 2016, than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998.
Edo community lauds proposed seaport development
A leader of the Forum, Austine Aimuwu, told journalists in Benin City that the people would remain grateful to the Governor, if he is able to commence and complete the laudable seaport project in his tenure.
Shippers’ Council embroiled in regulatory debacle at the ports
The role of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in easing the challenges facing the nation’s shipping sector cannot be overemphasized, even as it is embroiled in a series of litigation.
$30.9b new vessels built in 2016
The global maritime sector recorded the lowest new ship building contracts in 2016, with total investment value put at $30.9 billion.Latest report released by an international Maritime research firm, Clarkson,....
NIMASA raises hope on improved shipping sector
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has raised the hope for a better regulation of the maritime industry to foster growth and development.
‘2016, the worst year for port operations’
Many of the terminal operators are groaning under poor handling of goods, while many of them are finding it difficult to meet their payment obligations to the Federal Government.
U.S. Coastguards in Nigeria to strengthen implementation of ISPS Code
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was recently in the country to carry out a pre-assessment report of port and terminal facilities in Nigeria ...
Terminal operators express support for government’s export drive
Terminal operators under the aegis of Seaport Terminal Operators of Nigeria (STOAN), have pledged to support the export and economic diversification drive of the Federal Government.