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16 Jul
Stakeholders in shipping operations have called for the revival of national shipping to harness the benefits thereof.
7 Apr
The President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Dr. MkGeorge Onyung, has expressed commitment to creating wealth for members and positioning Nigeria to benefit more
20 Nov 2020
With abundant crude oil resources, Nigeria’s shipping firms are waiting endlessly to enjoy the goodies of crude oil freight arrangement, which has hitherto favoured their foreign counterparts...
5 Nov 2020
A strong and sustainable national shipping line is emerging, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said. The Director-General, Bashir Jamoh, who spoke in Lagos while receiving members of the National Fleet Implementation Committee who paid him a courtesy visit at the agency’s headquarters, stressed the need for a national carrier owing to…
21 Oct 2020
There appears a sigh of relief for importers from the traffic gridlock experienced on the Apapa and Tin Can Island Port roads, as Jakys Nigeria Limited berthed 32,000 Square meters throughout the terminal at Ijegun area of Satellite Town Lagos. With about 32,000 square meters, the terminal is expected to accommodate over 5,000 containers, and…
21 Oct 2020
Shipping giant, Maersk is changing its full-year projection based on the preliminary third-quarter figures and the fourth-quarter outlook, the company said in a trading update.    The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Søren Skou, said the rise in the company’s earnings outlook for the year 2020 follows a recovery in demand as well as…
21 Oct 2020
Akwa Ibom State-based shipyard, Norfin Offshore Shipyard Limited, has moved to position Nigeria as a major player in ship manufacturing, as its first locally-produced vessel is expected to be ready in December.    According to a report from the State House, the ship manufacturing and marine services company, owned by an indigene of Akwa Ibom…
21 Oct 2020
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…
3 Sep 2020
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…
19 Aug 2020
Nigerian importers have decried the huge surcharge imposed on them by international shipping firms for cargoes brought into the country.
7 Aug 2020
Fresh $100 million investment is under way by the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), to buoy Nigerian terminal handling capacity in the next three years.
27 May 2020
Some of the world’s biggest shipping companies are turning to government support to sail out from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

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