Terminal operators say Lagos ports not congested
Contrary to widely held notion, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), has declared that the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, and the Tin Can Island Port Complex, both in Lagos, are not congested.
Maritime workers strike grounds 12,000 containers, NPA intervenes
About 12,000 containers are currently trapped in the nation’s ports, as the strike action embarked upon by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) lingers. The union had shut all seaports nationwide to due the failure of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country to pay the wages of the stevedoring workers since…
Nigerian ports flaunt $15 billion facilities to aid international trade
Nigerian seaports currently flaunt about $15 billion-worth facilities that have aided the inflow and outflow of about 85 per cent of goods and services into the country. The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, disclosed this at the presentation of a book: “Footprints of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Maritime Sector,” written…
Seaport operations flounder in Apapa traffic
As struggle to sanitise the ports continues, leaving activities of importation and exportation of goods in the doldrums. The terminal operators are counting their losses...
‘Why Nigeria should perfect operations of deep seaports’
The Federal Government has been urged to ensure perfect operations of deep seaports in the country, particularly the Lekki Deep seaport in Lagos, which is expected to kick off in the next two years.
Terminal operators waive N1.5b charges on stranded power equipment containers at port
Container terminal operators in Nigeria have waived a princely sum of N1.5 billion on more than 500 stranded power equipment containers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
56% of trucks in Apapa have no business in the ports, says report
A new report released by a leading maritime consulting firm, Ships and Ports Limited, has revealed that more than half of the container trucks visiting Apapa, Lagos daily have no immediate business to transact at the ports.
Dwindling cargo volume grounds ports’ operations
Volume picked up a little bit in 2013 to 78.2 million tonnes and higher to 84.9 million tonnes in 2014. But it fell again to 77.3 million tonnes in 2015 and down to paltry 53.2 million tonnes in 2016.
‘Why FG must pay close attention to shipping sector’
The Federal Government has been urged to pay a closer attention to the revival of the ailing maritime sector, in its quest to urgently survive the prevailing economic recession and further boost the nation’s economy.