Commercial operations at the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) will begin in the first quarter of 2023. This was disclosed by Du Ruogang, managing director of Lekki Port and representative of China Harbour Engineering Company, when Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu some members of his cabinet a 2-day visit to the Lekki free trade […] Read Full Story
The Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have come under one umbrella known as Federal Maritime Agencies Committee on Activities of Barge Operations on Lagos waterways, to clamp down on illegal barge and jetty operators around the kirikiri Lighter Terminal. During a massive enforcement […] Read Full Story
The Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, is set to sanction service providers and port users in the maritime industry that fail to register their operations.
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The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Thursday said the Federal Government’s idea of making Burutu Port in Delta State a transshipment port was to boost Nigeria’s economy and reduce congestion in Lagos ports. George Moghalu, managing director/chief executive officer of NIWA, made this known when he paid a visit to the Burutu Port for […] Read Full Story
Maritime stakeholders have decried the deplorable condition of access roads into the ports. The stakeholders who spoke at the African Continental Free Trade Area implementation engagement series on road transportation which held on Wednesday asked the government to expedite action on the access roads to enhance trade. The National President of the Chartered Institute of...
A group, the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors, has raised the alarm over the abandonment of the floating dry dock belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety, saying the N50bn asset had no insurance cover. AMES also disclosed that the floating dry dock was no longer seaworthy at the moment and may likely...
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Security in Nigerian waters has been assessed as critical following the occurrence of two piracy events in the past two weeks. According to reports by global risk intelligence partner, Dryad Maritime, 15 crew members of a Maltese vessel named MT DAVIDE B were kidnapped 213 nautical miles of South Cotonou on March 11. The Dryad...
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SIFAX Logistics Company Limited is set to increase its operational capacity through the injection of 25 new trucks to boost its operations. A statement titled ‘SIFAX Logistics expands haulage capacity, acquires 25 new trucks’, and signed by Corporate Communications Officer, Philips Ojo, said it was to boost the firm’s capacity. General Manager, Haulage, Adewale Adetayo,...
Nigeria has recorded the highest number of piracy attacks than the rest of Africa combined within the last four years, an annual report by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has shown. The report which was published in December 2020 indicates that armed robbery and piracy attacks in Nigeria doubled between 2016 and 2020 than […] Read Full Story
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has received the Reviewed Full Business Report of the Dala Inland Dry Port in Kano State after the bankability, viability and sustainability of the Inland Dry Port had been ascertained. The report was presented to the Council by Mohammed Kumalia, managing partner/CEO of the Public Private Partnership advisories to Dala […] Read Full Story
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has contributed a total of N151 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Account (CRA) of the Federal Government in the last four years, 2017-2020. Hadiza Bala- Usman, managing director of the NPA, who stated this in Lagos recently during a virtual conversation with newsmen, said NPA contributed N42 billion in 2017, […] Read Full Story
Fifteen seafarers have been taken hostage by pirates from a Malteseflagged products tanker called ‘Davide B’ offshore Nigeria. According to reports, the 19,800-dwt product tanker with a crew of 21 onboard was sailing from Latvia to Delta State in Nigeria when it was boarded by nine armed pirates some 220 nautical miles south of Lagos, […] Read Full Story
SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, one of SIFAX Group’s subsidiaries whose business offerings include haulage, clearing and forwarding, groupage and shipping, has perfected plans to increase its operational capacity through the acquisition and injection of 25 new trucks to boost its operations. Adewale Adetayo, general manager, Haulage, said there is a need to make the investment […] Read Full Story
Shipping is one of the most dynamic industries in the world with fluctuating profits and losses depending on global economy. Shipping business is anchored on international trade and operates within a complex web of international treaties among shipping firms, shippers and governments. Maritime scholars believe, however, that there is hardly any shipping firm, shipper and […] Read Full Story
Two weeks into the implementation of the electronic call-up for trucks, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has listed 14 approved truck parks and three barge take-off points for various categories of trucks that are doing business at the ports. NPA, which disclosed that the categorization was carried out after due consultations with stakeholders, also announced […] Read Full Story
In setting up Inland Dry Port, popularly known as Inland Container Depots (ICDs) across the six geopolitical zones in the country, Nigeria must avoid the mistakes of non-linking of the nation’s seaports to the rail line, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has said. Hassan Bello, executive secretary, NSC who gave this warning in Abuja on Thursday […] Read Full Story
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), said it has received the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to disburse the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) to qualified indigenous maritime operators in line with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy and the CVFF Guidelines of 2006. The Cabotage Fund was established alongside the Nigerian Coastal […] Read Full Story
Joseph Olaoluwa The Nigerian Ports Authority NPA and its partner, Truck Transit Park Limited TTP, have issued a new directive to truckers and port operators to enhance the implementation of the e-call up system. The NPA, in a directive to agents, freight forwarders and truckers, made it mandatory to obtain their tickets only when they […] Read Full Story
Joseph Olaoluwa The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, has described seafarers as the lifeblood of shipping. Jamoh stated this at the graduating ceremony of seafarers under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme in Lagos, according to a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Philip Kyanet, and emailed […] Read Full Story
Nigerian Navy has inaugurated exercise Cold Waters in a bid to tackle maritime insecurity, especially crude oil theft and piracy within the Central Naval Command area of operations in Bayelsa State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. According to the Flag Officer Commanding the Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral, Saidu Garba, who flagged off the […] Read Full Story
The establishment of the Nigeria Maritime University was instrumental to bringing peace and reconciliation in the Niger Delta following a period of fierce agitation for economic justice in the region, said Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State. Governor Okowa, who stated this in Asaba during a courtesy visit by Bashir Jamoh, director-general of the Nigerian […] Read Full Story
Exporters as well as the Federal Government is currently losing hundreds of millions of naira annually to alleged syndicates specialised in stealing export goods at the nation’s seaports, Police Investigation Report, has confirmed. The loss, which is estimated at N500 million annually, is also seen to have been undermining the government’s efforts of economic diversification […] Read Full Story
The concessionaire in charge of developing the Dala Inland Port in Kano is expected to put in a total of USD$27 million into the port project. Ahmed Rabiu, managing director of Dala Inland Port, said during a recent inspection of the port project site at Zawaciki, in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, that […] Read Full Story
Despite a slight drop in the volume of cargo coming into Nigeria in 2020, due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, the revenue generated by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) grew by 14.76 percent to hit N350.37billion, the highest in the last five years. These were monies collected from royalties, cargo throughput, harbour dues, administrative […] Read Full Story
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) is perfecting plans to begin the movement of containers from Lagos Ports to Onitsha River Port via Burutu Port in Delta State. This is in an effort to make Onitsha River Port functional and decongest the Lagos ports. The movement of laden containers by barges is another leg […] Read Full Story