Women in Maritime Africa (WIMA) Nigeria Chapter has lamented the high cost of doing business in the maritime industry, explaining that a conducive business community is the heart of any economy that seeks to diversify its revenue base.
There are worries about the military continuous burning of vessels caught with stolen crude on the nation’s waters, as stakeholders claimed that the actions are aimed at destroying evidence of the crimes.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A said it intercepted imported used vehicles and tyres as well as cartons of expired batteries among other smuggled items with a duty paid value of N813 million in August 2023.
Nigeria, the United States and France will chart a path to addressing issues in maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, port development, transportation, law and arbitration, training and education as well as environment and women in maritime at the Lagos International Maritime Week (LIMWEEK) 2023.
Six months after the Federal Government’s proposed plan of floating a national carrier, stakeholders have intensified the call for the establishment of a national fleet and vessel ownership by individuals to enable the country to participate in international shipping trade.
The Registrar, Port & Terminal Management Academy Of Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Babatunde, has said that the 2006 port reforms helped reduced drastically the degree of theft in Nigeria’s seaports to 15 per cent from the 55 per cent recorded before then.
The Minister of the Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has stated that tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, harnessing marine tourism, safety and security top the agenda of his administration.
The gravitas of the former Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, has helped in defining his governance of the State of Osun (the nomenclature that has now been changed to the original name -- Osun State -- by Governor Ademola Adeleke). Although, he did not win his re-election bid, that is not to suggest…
The long-awaited implementation of the International Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) has continued to linger despite approval by the past administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
.Nigeria to implement single window by end of 2023, says Awolowo Stakeholders have lamented what they described as extremely complex export procedures and documentation processes by numerous government agencies in Lagos State. This is even as they urged the Federal Government to scrap export levy collections on agricultural products and collection of registration charges on…
Seafarers have challenged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s (NIMASA) claim of placing about 11,956 seafarers on cabotage vessels in less than three years. This is coming after an official statement from NIMASA claimed it has placed a total of 11,956 Nigerian seafarers onboard cabotage vessels from January 2021 to July 2023. According to…
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said there is a need for immediate rehabilitation of the critical infrastructure at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports to forestall collapse. The minister spoke after a tour of the Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports led by the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA),…