Cargo evacuation by rail resumes at Lagos port
To rescue trapped cargoes and ensure seamless evacuation of containers, the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC), has resumed rail operations to APM Terminal,
‘Border reopening, financial support to save airlines from collapse’
World airlines yesterday rallied governments to reopen international borders, and give financial bailouts to save economies and airlines from collapse.
Emirates suspends most passenger flights, retains cargo operations
The management of Emirates airlines has significantly reduced operations, including temporary closure of operations at some international locations
Underwriters, banks target N270 billion premium from 45m cargoes
To further deepen insurance penetration in the nation’s economy in the country, insurers, the banking sector and other relevant stakeholders are in talks on how underwriters...
Airlines divert to PHIA, Owerri as Enugu airport closes for repairs
Airlines’ operators may have settled for the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri, Imo State, and Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA) in Rivers State, as an alternative to the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, currently closed for repairs.
Bern takes legal action against Nigeria over oil-tanker seizure
Switzerland has asked an international court to order Nigeria to release a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its cargo and crew, that have been detained off Port Harcourt for the past 16 months. The Swiss foreign ministry said in a statement sent to AFP that it had appealed on May 21 to the International Tribunal for the…
FG to inaugurate rail cargo delivery in Kaduna Inland Dry Port
The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Mr Tahir Idris, Director, Special Duties, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) said in statement on Sunday, in Abuja, that the inauguration was scheduled to hold on May 7, at the facility’s premises in Kakuri, Kaduna State. Idris said…
‘Slowing world trade dents shipping outlook’
Rising project cargo traffic is set to push multipurpose and heavylift shipping rates up during 2019, but prospects thereafter are muted by an expected slowdown in world trade. According to the shipping consultancy Drewry, the uncertainty surrounding trade demand is receding slightly as the US and China appear to be moving toward some kind of…
Buhari seeks efficient cargo evacuations at African seaports
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged African nations to formulate policies that would enhance smooth evacuation of cargoes at seaports. Opening a three-day conference of the African region of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) in Abuja, the president said he had directed that every port in the country be connected through rail. He…
‘Terminal records growth in containerised, cargo haulage’
Connect Maritime Services Limited has said the company is recording continued growth in its Ikorodu Lighter Terminal containerised, bulk cargo haulage business. This is coming barely four months into the formal commencement of movement of containers from the Apapa port complex by sea to the terminal in barges for collection by trailers to other parts…
Bayelsa cargo airport opens for operations
The Bayelsa International Cargo Airport will commence operations this month to develop and boost the economic activities of region. Managing Director (MD) of the Bayelsa Airlines Limited, Capt. Henry Ungbuku, made this known at the recent Airport Business Summit and Expo in Abuja, saying the project was at its final stage of completion and will…