Transporters decry lack of rail connectivity to Nigerian seaports
The West Africa Road Transport Union (WARTU), has decried lack of rail connectivity into Nigerian seaports, saying this encourages cargo diversion
Terminal operators reject new port guidelines, fear congestion
The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has described the new guidelines rolled out recently by the Presidential Task Team on Apapa gridlock as a “recipe for chaos”
Instead of a Disability Commission
There was no ambiguity in our conclusion on the proposed disability commission at the weekend here that the establishment of such another commission should not be considered on a priority
Cargo volume rises in ports amid border closure
Nigeria seaports have begun to enjoy the benefits of border closure as cargo volume has increased tremendously at the terminals. A major terminal operator, at the Lagos Port Complex, APM Terminals confirmed to The Guardian yesterday...
Sanwo-Olu seeks speedy approval to develop Lekki, Badagry seaports
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to accelerate the process of giving approval to the state’s request to develop Lekki and Badagry seaports.
NPA solicits rail infrastructure for seaports
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has emphasised the need to have standard railway infrastructure linking the seaports, saying the current dilapidated structure is impacting negatively on Lagos ports.
Stakeholders advocate e-clearing, cargo scanners at seaports
Stakeholders in the maritime sector have sought for synergized system that prioritises electronic clearing and installation of new cargo scanners at the nation’s seaports. The stakeholders, who spoke at Freight Forwarders Day in Lagos, said this would facilitate trade and clear the lingering congestion at the ports. President, National Association Government Approved Freight Forwarder’s (NAGAFF),…
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…