Freight forwarders set up compliance team to check corruption at seaports
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Western Zone, has begun a strategic arrangement to check corruption, promote compliance, and facilitate trade at Nigerian seaports.
Stakeholders want government’s conditions met before re-opening
As the Federal Government prevaricates over the re-opening of the country’s land borders about six months into the Joint Security Operation codenamed “Ex-Swift Response,” stakeholders insist it must adequately address issues...
How economy may suffer under total border closure
Stakeholders yesterday warned the Federal Government that the complete closure of the nation’s land borders portends danger to the economy.
Stakeholders reiterate need for AfCFTA safeguard measures
Stakeholders in the maritime and media industries have predicted that it would be difficult to enjoy the dividends of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) without the presence...
‘Transport sector contributes only two per cent to GDP’
Founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, has described the transport sector as a goal-mine, but with the abysmal low contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Customs charged to urgently evacuate overtime cargoes in Lagos ports
To decongest the terminals, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has been urged to urgently evacuate overtime cargoes that litter the seaports in Lagos...
How customs’ new digital technology triggers earnings
The deployment of new digital technology by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has tremendously increased compliance by the clearing agents and triggered revenue generation from duties and taxes on imported goods. Indeed, the NCS ‘Zone A’, which covers the South-West geopolitical zone generates about N5.5 billion into the Federal Government coffers on daily basis. Customs…
8,000 Nigeria-bound trucks stranded at Seme border
No fewer than 8,000 trucks conveying imported goods into the country have been stranded at Seme border owing to the establishment of a new order of operations and stringent clearing process. A visit to the nation’s busiest border revealed that the subsisting congestion was caused majorly by the closure of the popular Atlas Park previously…
Clearing agents threaten to ground Lagos ports over multiple checkpoints
Clearing agents operating in Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos have threatened to ground the facilities over alleged multiple checkpoints.