Fresh concerns over $17 billion yearly freight loss to foreign shipping lines
Stakeholders in the maritime industry have expressed displeasure over the yearly $17 billion revenue loss to foreign ship owners due to the inability of the country to lift her cargoes.
Shippers’ Council seeks Lagos government’s support on seamless port operations
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has sought synergy with Lagos State government over the adoption of a multimodal approach to cargo delivery and evacuation, 24-hour port operations, digitalisation of the port and traffic management.
90% of port transactions will be done online by March 2021, says Bello
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, in this interview with SULAIMON SALAU and ADAKU ONYENUCHEYA, highlights the lessons from COVID-19 and how seaports are positioned for better efficiency in post pandemic era. How much has coronavirus pandemic affected Nigerian port operations and what lessons have we learnt? We are still gathering the…
Shippers Council donates sick bay equipment to school, children home
Amidst ravaging Covid-19 Pandemic and the need to ensure schools are fully equipped to mitigate health challenges, the Nigerian Shippers Council as part of its annual Cooperate...
FG moves to actualize N43.24bn Ibadan Inland Dry Port
Talks between Federal Government and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) on the construction...
Shippers’ Council seeks CBN’s intervention to realise N7tr maritime potential
FG unveils task force on full implementation of GIFMIS The Nigerian Shippers Council (NCS) has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to intervene in infrastructure development of the nation’s maritime sector to enable the country to realise its economic diversification potential. Executive Secretary of NCS, Hassan Bello, explained that the maritime sector, which…
Importers ‘lose N15tr to pandemic’ in Lagos ports
Millions of cargoes are currently wasting away at Lagos seaports owing to poor road infrastructure, bureaucratic processes, and unfavourable government policies.
Shippers’ Council raises alarm on falling exports
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has raised an alarm over the free fall in exports at the seaports due to current lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shippers’ council seeks resumption of cargo evacuation at APM terminal through railway
For easy evacuation of cargoes, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has brokered an agreement between Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), and the APM Terminal on rail evacuation which had been temporarily suspended.
Lack of access to foreign exchange stalls imports, exports
Import and export of goods in the country will soon suffer a major setback if the Federal Government does not urgently address the issue of scarcity of foreign exchange that has confronted importers in recent times.
Delayed services, banks, others hinder smooth port operations
Port operations are not perfect at this critical period, as inefficient service delivery by terminal operators and shipping companies have been identified as bane for smooth operations. Besides, skeletal operations by banks is also posing a challenge to shippers and clearing agents in a bid to take delivery of cargoes.