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25 Mar 2015
According to the cabotage law, foreign vessels are not allowed to partake in any domestic coastal trade as obtainable in other developed countries of the world, while it will at the same time promote the development of indigenous tonnage and to establish a Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) and for related matters.
22 Mar 2015
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.
18 Mar 2015
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).
18 Mar 2015
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.
10 Mar 2015
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.
10 Mar 2015
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.
ciroma
3 Mar 2015
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…
3 Mar 2015
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…
3 Mar 2015
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…
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3 Mar 2015
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…
3 Mar 2015
THE Nigerian Police has reiterated that it has the capacity to provide security along waterways during the forth coming general elections scheduled for March 28th and April 11 2015. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Maritime  Command, Kalafite Adeyemi, stated this during a familiarization tour of Ports Authority Police, Eastern Ports Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers…
Patrick Akpobolokemi
24 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) will produce high-level manpower for the maritime/shipping sector on a sustainable basis, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi has said. According to Akpobolokemi, the University located in Okerenkoko, Warri South West Local Government area, Delta State will provide training for seafarers, master mariners, marine engineers,…

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