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NIGERIA: MARAN Organises Seminar To Examine Decade Of Ports Concession Programme

The oldest grouping of accredited journalists covering the sector, the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) is organising a one-day seminar on the ten years of port concession in the nation. The event, which is billed for Tuesday, August 30, 2016, proposes to highlight the pains and gains of the …

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Economic Recession: Maritime Workers’ Union Lament Sack Of 3000 Members

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), has lamented the current economic recession hitting the country, saying the situation has led to the loss of jobs of its 3000 workers who has so far been disengaged by no less than 20 shipping companies. President-General of the union, Mr. Anthony Emmanuel, …

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Customs May Mis N1Trn 2016 Revenue .As Agency Nets N385bn, Half Year

All hopes and aspirations of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to contribute a minimum of N1 trillion as revenue for government this year, may now remain a pipe dream as the Service is only able to generate N385.7 billion half way into the year. Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ibrahim Ali, …

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NAGAFF Lists Obstacles To Trade Facilitation In Nigeria …. Bemoans Foreign Dominance of Supply Chain Sector

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has urged the Federal government to urgently take step to address what it called, foreign dominance of the nation’s logistics supply chain, a sub sector of international trade in the country. The association which claimed its foundation in 1999 became necessary …

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STCW: NIMASA, Navy Collaborate to Certify Trained Officers, Ratings

kuThe Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to collaborate with the Nigerian Navy (NA) in a move to certify trained Naval Officers and Ratings in line with the requirements of Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). STCW is one of the safeties at sea conventions adopted …

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Customs Command, Seme Border Arrests Suspect With N4.4m Indian Hemp

The Seme Border Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Badagry Lagos, has arrested a suspect with a large quantity of illicit weeds suspected to be cannabis, otherwise known as Indian. Already, the suspect one Mr. Sylvester Gbenga, bearing 106 wrapped parcels, has been handed over to the National Drug …

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Kachikwu Visits Maritime University Site

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the site of the contentious Maritime University at Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. The minister was said to have been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari …

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$200bn W/Africa Growth Market In Need Of Capacity Building- Jadesimi

As world business leaders gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark to rub minds on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as part of strategies for global survival, Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL), Dr. Amy Jadesimi, has advocated for sustained capacity building by investors in order to adequately service a  …

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NIMASA DG Calls For Preservation Of The Marine Environment

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called on Nigerians especially those living in the coastal regions to protect the marine environment as it is critical to human existence. Dr. Peterside who said this in commemoration of the World Ocean Day …

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Shippers’ Council Wants More Powers to Regulate Ports Industry

Basking in the euphoria of its recent affirmation by the Federal government as the preferred economic regulatory agency in the maritime sector, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has expressed the need for more powers for it to adequately perform the expected role. Executive Secretary of Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, …

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