Nigerian Ports Authority
Pulling NPA out of murky waters
Before now the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) was in dire need of sanitation due to unfriendly mode of operations, poor management polices, incompetence and financial impropriety, which have been major factors drawing back the agencies in the past years. With huge maritime potential and significant level of seaborne trade, Nigeria should be celebrating the ports…
Stakeholders fret over neglect of single window policy
Concerned stakeholders in the maritime sector have expressed their displeasure about none implementation of the single window policy of the Federal Government.The Nigeria Single Window Trade Portal is a cross-government digital system that opens a new era for trade facilitation by offering a single...
‘Nigeria has lost fortunes to collapse of national shipping line’
Nigeria as a maritime nation has lost fortunes to the collapse of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) about 13 years ago.The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this in Onne, Rivers State, during the official christening of the nation’s latest addition to the Nigerian....
Stakeholders allege sabotage of port operations by shipping firms
Foreign shipping companies operating at Lagos Ports have been accused of sabotaging the Federal Government’s efforts at creating ease of doing business at the seaport, with many of them operating non-functional holding bays.
34 ships laden with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos ports
Thirty four ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos between Monday and April 27.
NPA advocates deployment of flat bottom vessel in low draught channels
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has advocated the deployment of Flat Bottom Vessels (FBV) in channels with low draught in the nation’s seaports. Specifically, Usman said the use of the FBV in some shallow draught channels would serve as a workable solution for the draught limitations in some channels especially…
Fuel wastage threatens operations at Calabar port
Calabar Port of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) may be sitting on gunpowder with palpable fears that the fuel fumes and wastages from the nearby tank farms may trigger an explosion at the port facility any moment.
NPA explores digital techniques to enhance efficiency
Poised to enhance its service delivery, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has embarked on the preservation and digital archiving of its important and epochal achievements. In this regard, the Authority has commenced a capacity building project aimed at developing strategies to make NPA very relevant, now and in many years to come. This will involve…
MD says NPA targets improved ports infrastructure to aid cargo evacuation
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has expressed her determination to improve the present state of infrastructure to meeting world class standards towards ensuring the swift evacuation of cargo from the seaports across the country to the hinterlands through the rail lines. According to her, NPA was fully aware of…
33 ships laden with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos ports
Thirty three ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 29 to Feb. 19.