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 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…
Shippers’ Council seeks waiver of demurrage for importers
Following clearing agents outcry against the imposition of demurrage on cargoes that were trapped at the ports during the EndSARS protests, the Shippers Council (NSC), has called on shipping companies to ease the hardship on importers. The Head, Public Relations, NSC, Rakiya Zubairu, in a statement, said: “Nigerian Shippers Council is working with shipping companies…
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…
Shippers Council, Kano advance on Dala dry port project
A ray of hope has beamed for the multi-billion-naira, Dala Inland Dry Port project, as the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), in collaboration with the Kano State Government, have advanced strategies to actualize the all-important project. Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during a visit to the NSC headquarters in Lagos, expressed determination to…
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.
National sports commission ... Back to the future
Delving into technical matters of sport in a newspaper column is often boring. The sports public do not like to read technical issues. They love the stories around the athletes and the events.
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…
Why Shippers’ Council is pushing for integrated automation of port services
With the problem of ports congestion in Nigeria becoming almost intractable, stakeholders in the sector are pushing for automation of all port services as the way out.
National security threatened as N 8.4b scanner project stalls
Federal Government’s failure to provide N8.47 billion scanners, approved two years ago, for the nation’s seaports has forced the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)to resort, 100 per cent, to manual, cumbersome and inaccurate examination of cargoes coming into the country.