Nigerian Shippers’ Council
Shippers’ council seeks demurrage, duty waivers over disruptions
The Nigerian Shippers Council and the shipping companies have started deliberation on ways to accelerate the clearing of cargoes from the terminals and collection of same by shippers who were unable to access the ports during weeks of unrest in the country. A statement by Head of Public Relations of the Council, Rakiya Zubairu, disclosed…
CBN reads the riot act to shipping companies
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has flayed the non-compliance of shipping lines to the directive by the Federal Government that all export goods leaving the country should carry Nigerian Export Proceeds (NXP). Chairing a virtual meeting with stakeholders, CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, said an audit by the apex bank revealed that several shipping…
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…
Shipping firm stops surcharge on Nigerian cargoes
AN international shipping firm, Maersk Line, has halted the Peak Season Surcharge it earlier imposed on Nigerian-bound cargoes from September 1, 2020. Managing Director, Maersk Nigeria, Lara Lana, in a letter to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), said he has instructed the Commercial Department to stop applying the surcharge from September 1st, 2020. This is in…
Shippers’ Council canvasses ‘smart ports’ for Nigeria
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has stressed the need for government and private sector to embrace smart ports ideology in line with international best practices. The Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, who made this call during a sensitization workshop in Lagos, urged immediate adoption of e-commerce, especially the digitalization of the ports, for…
‘Over 400% surcharge increase by shipping firms hurts Nigerian economy’
The Federal Government has taken a bold step to protest indiscriminate charges by multinational shipping firms, who have continued to slam huge surcharges on Nigerian-bound cargoes.
Importers, others kick against surcharge on cargoes
Nigerian importers have decried the huge surcharge imposed on them by international shipping firms for cargoes brought into the country.
Shippers’ council partners NCDC to curtail spread of COVID-19 to port community
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has partnered with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the maritime community.
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.