Driving Efficiency At Nigerian Ports

There is no doubt that the most common mode of transport in international trade is sea transport, this is as a result of the large amount of cargo that is transported on sea. There are more than 2000 seaports around the world, from the ones with a single berth location handling a few hundreds tons […]

Customs Generates N1.1 Billion From Undervalued Goods in 190 Days

The Nigeria Customs Special Strike force in Zone 'A' has raised a Debit Notes (DN) worth more than N1.104 billion from importers of cargo that pays lesser Customs duties to the federal government in the last six months (January to June). The amount was generated from importers who have paid lesser duties across the six […]

Port Operators Seek Govt's Intervention to Reduce Cost of Doing Business

The Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Vicky Hastrup, has called on the federal government to speed up work on port access roads and put the necessary environment in place to reduce the high cost of doing business at the ports. Hastrup, who said terminal operators have lost 40 per cent of their […]

We Don't Operate Cloned Bank Account - NPA

 The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has dismissed reports that a cloned account was purportedly being operated by its retired staff to siphon funds from government accounts. The rebuttal came on the heels of news linked to an alleged whistleblower, identified as John Okupurhe, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Attorney-General of the […]

Why We Need Other Seaports

It is time to upgrade the other seaports in order to compete effectively Although the Calabar Port Complex received its first Shipping Line's container vessel last September, it is still bogged down by several challenges, essentially due to its low water depth. There is therefore an urgent need for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to […]

Nahco Boss Tasks Airlines On Cargo Operations Diversification

As airlines warm up for resumption of flights after over three months of shutdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO Aviance) PLC, Mrs. Adetokunbo Fagbemi has asked airlines to explore opportunities in cargo operations. In recent times, stakeholders have urged domestic airlines to diversify into cargo operations […]

NIMASA to Push for Fleet Expansion to Support Economic Growth

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said the agency will aggressively push for the implementation of policies that would support fleet expansion in the country. He also said NIMASA would ensure that financial bottlenecks that hindered ship acquisition and ownership in the country are eliminated. […]

Govt to Secure Nigeria's Anchorages With U.S.$195 Million Deep Blue Project

In a move that will see the federal government take total control of the country's maritime security, which includes anchorage, where all vessels calling at the various ports across the country berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) yesterday said the $195 million Deep Blue Project will handle all security matters when it commences. Known as […]

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