Terminal Operators Bemoan Frequent Changes Of Management At Maritime Agencies
TERMINAL operators have listed the incessant removal of management of government agencies in the nation’s maritime industry as one of the constraints they have been facing since they took over the port in 2006, saying such removals have been based on political patronage rather than professionalism. They said the attitude of the government was affecting policy implementation, as it does not encourage continuity and international best practice.
NPA kicks off HIV/AIDS awareness campaign
AS part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in collaboration with the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO) have commenced a sensitization campaign for stakeholders in the Nigerian transport and maritime sector on how to prevent HIV/ AIDS. Tagged: “Getting To Zero” was flagged-off at the Tin Can Island Port with truck drivers, terminal operators, among others in attendance. During the event, free HIV check was conducted and free condoms distributed.
NAC partners NSC on vehicle portal, new trucks for ports’ operation
THE National Automotive Council (NAC) is to strengthen its partnership with Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and others government agencies in the development of a portal for all vehicles imported into the country. Speaking during a visit to the Executive Secretary of NSC in Lagos, Director General of NAC, Aminu Jalal, said the proposed vehicle portal is expected to play key role in the registration of vehicles in the country through the use of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Terminal operators deploy 1,204 cargo handling equipment in eight years
TERMINAL operators at Nigerian seaports acquired not less 1,204 cargo handling equipment between 2006 and 2014. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) General Manager (Compliance and Monitoring), Joshua Asanga, who disclosed this at a conference in Lagos on “The experience of compliance with concession agreement eight years after,” explained that the equipment acquisition cut across the various terminals at the nation’s six major seaports.
NSC renews commitment to strengthen complaint, arbitration mechanism
THE Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has reiterated plans to strengthen complaints and arbitration mechanism as part of measures to make the port environment friendly for business.
Jadesimi canvasses partnership among Nigerian shipping firms
AS part of measures to successfully tackle unemployment among Nigerian youths, Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) base, Dr. Amy Jadesimi has no reason to battle with youth’s joblessness, if industry players as well as the government take appropriate steps to harness such potentials.
Customs FOU impounds 1, 500 cartons of frozen chicken
BARELY six days after the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), zone ‘C’, Owerri, took delivery of twenty (20) brand new patrol vehicles supplied by the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to smoothen its operations, the unit has impounded 1, 500 cartons of frozen chicken.
NIWA unveils ten-year strategic growth agenda
THE management of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has unveiled a decade long strategic growth plans. Scheduled for implementations from 2016-2026, the agenda is being fine-toned to pave way for what NIWA described as seamless implementations. Already, the Managing Director of NIWA, Hajiya Inna Maryam Ciroma has put together a three day retreat starting from today…
Maersk CEO confirms order for 11 new megaships
DENMARKS’S Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is considering ordering 11 container megaships from Asian ship builders in the second quarter of this year, the company’s chief executive officer, Soren Skou has said. Asian yard officials estimate the value of the order for the so-called Triple E ships will be around $1.8…
Port of Antwerp begins training centre in Munbai, India
THE European port of Antwerp has started offering training for 30 port professionals in India at a specially equipped training hub in Mumbai. Temporary facilities are currently being used until the new centre is ready, a statement from port authorities said. The series of lectures is being organised by APEC, the international port training and…
NPA tasks commission on trade facilitation along land borders
THE Managing Director of NPA has enjoined members of Nigerian/Nigerien Joint Commission on Transit Cargo to come up with modalities on how to tackle identified threats to trade facilitation along land borders. Speaking in Lagos when the commission paid him a courtesy visit, Abdullahi said there are many threats to trade facilitation along the…