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19 Aug 2015
THE Executive Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup has identified policy summersault as a major challenge confronting the maritime industry in Nigeria. Speaking in Lagos, Haastrup said stakeholders in the sector needs an enabling environment to operate and contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria’s economy. Haastrup said: “We need an enabling environment.…
19 Aug 2015
DESPITE oil price turbulence and falling container rates, Maersk Group has insisted on a forecast of a $4billion profit for 2015. Group profit for the second quarter was $1billion, down from $2.3billion in quarter two 2014; revenues also fell from $11.9billion to $10.5billion. At APM Terminals, profit for the quarter fell to $161million from $223million…
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19 Aug 2015
APM Terminals Apapa has announced the appointment of Olufemi Ransom-Kuti as its Deputy Managing Director. A statement issued by the company explained that Olufemi brings to this role 14 years of experience in supply chain operations and project management. Before joining APM Terminals, he worked with Lafarge WAPCO where he served as the General Manager,…
19 Aug 2015
THE International Freight Forwarders Association (IFFA) has urged the Federal Government to develop the political will to fix bad portions of the ports’ access roads in Lagos. IFFA explained on Monday that the state of roads that lead to both the ports of Tin Can Island and Lagos port complex, Apapa, and the international airport…
18 Aug 2015
THE Evergreen Group has signed an agreement with CSBC Corporation in Taiwan for ten 2,800- Twenty foot Equivalent (TEU) class B-type vessels. The delivery of the first ship is scheduled for the second half of 2017 while the remaining ships is to be delivered by the first half of 2018. The group’s second vice chairman…
12 Aug 2015
THE Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has conducted a two-day training session for maritime journalists in Lagos State. Speaking at the end of the session, Executive Secretary of NSC, Hassan Bello, said there is need for government to improve on the infrastructures at the seaports as part of measures to aid trade growth.
12 Aug 2015
THE President of Women International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Nigeria), Mrs Jean Chiazor Anishere has been elected 1st Vice President of Women in Maritime in Africa (WIMAFRICA). Anishere was elected at the just concluded activities marking the Africa Union celebration of Africa’s Ocean and Seas in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
11 Aug 2015
BETWEEN January and June, this year, the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone "C" Owerri arrested 30 suspects and recovered N24.2million under-payment Speaking on the performance of the unit within the period, Customs Area Controller (CAC), Comptroller Dimka Victor David, also disclosed that 48 seizures was recorded.
11 Aug 2015
TRUCK Transit Park’s (TTP) partnership with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is crucial to the operations of Kaduna Inland Container Depot (ICD), Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello has said.
4 Aug 2015
THE Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure efficiency at Nigerian Ports. Speaking at a one-day conference on Review of port concession agreement in Lagos, the Executive Secretary of NSC, Hassan Bello said the global competitiveness of Nigerian ports would go a long way in attracting foreign investment.…
4 Aug 2015
• Task Buhari on dredging scheme THE Controversy surrounding the dredging of Calabar Port Channel and indiscriminate parking of petroleum tankers along the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) has continued unabated. Meanwhile, some stakeholders on Monday reiterated the need for President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate thoroughly all transactions surrounding the dredging of the ports’ water channel.…
4 Aug 2015
BETWEEN January and June this year, the Federal Operations Units (FOU) Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, impounded 195 vehicles consisting of 95 ‘scraps’ valued at N228.2million, payable duty of N79.6 million and Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N308.1million. Also within the period, the unit confiscated 22,742 bags of rice valued at N113.5million with a payable duty of…

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