29 Dec 2020
Articulated vehicle drivers have appealed to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to help put an end to the extortion and other pains they daily experience in their bid to access the Lagos ports.
23 Dec 2020
No fewer than 43 vessels laden with various goods are currently stuck in Lagos waters as congestion stalls operations at Nigeria’s busiest ports, the TinCan Island Port and Apapa Port in Lagos...
25 Nov 2020
The House of Representatives Committee on Custom and Excise has begun probe of alleged abandonment of the high calibre mobile scanning machines belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
26 Feb 2020
The lingering congestion at the seaports in Lagos State – TinCan and Apapa, has continued to threaten multi-billion dollar businesses in the country, as importers groan under the severe impact. For several years, the ports have suffered dilapidated access roads, lack of cargo scanners and other facilities that made importers abandon their cargoes at the…
17 Dec 2019
Nigeria's import and export with its trade partners through water transportation has been estimated at N8.6tr in the third quarter of 2019.
16 Sep 2019
The Lagos State Government has called on National Assembly to support calls for the establishment of more ports in the state to stop gridlocks in Tin-can Island and Apapa ports.
27 May 2019
Truck owners have lauded the Federal Government’s withdrawal of the Naval and other military formations from controlling traffic at the Apapa Port.
3 Apr 2019
Despite upswing in the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) last month, challenges at the Apapa ports continue to limit the rate of expansion...
24 Mar 2019
In our country, the more we try to conclude complicated and inconclusive democratic matters including elections, the more inconclusive they seem. As we tried to conclude inconclusive gubernatorial matters at the weekend, the more complicated the inconclusive elections became everywhere. It came to pass at the weekend that the Osun state gubernatorial election held last…
24 Mar 2019
One of the harshest news that jolted many within and without the country’s maritime industry recently, even though it was not totally unexpected, was the confirmation that Apapa Port, Lagos State, was no longer West Africa’s leading and busiest container port. That reputation now belongs to Lome Port in neighbouring Republic of Togo. Data from…
23 Nov 2018
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday displayed two aircraft intercepted at Apapa Port for flouting the import and export procedures. Also seized by the command were 40 containers loaded with Tramadol and other pharmaceutical products worth about N7.3 billion and allegedly imported from India. Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, while displaying the seized items in…
14 Nov 2018
The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa. Valentine, a 34-year-old driver, has been queuing outside the Lagos site for two weeks. He’s had to deal with policemen demanding bribes and fend off hoodlums known as area boys. “This…