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Customs hinders 227 smuggling assaults on Kebbi

Operatives of Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi state, seized N320 million worth of contraband between January and December 2020. Speaking to Journalists on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, the Customs Area Comptroller, Hafiz Kalla, revealed that the activities of the command in...

Boat operators to Sanwo -Olu, name Falomo, Ikorodu ferry terminals after Jakande

The Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON) has advised Lagos State Government to rename either Falomo or Ikorodu ferry terminals after the late Lateef Jakande, first civilian governor of Lagos State. The President of the...

Blackout on Maersk Boxship Causes Another Significant Container Loss

Maersk Line has an unfolding situation with another significant container loss from one of its vessels that was sailing from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, California. The line is reporting that the crew is safe as they work to...

Apapa gridlock: Freight forwarders, truckers blames shipping firms 

Freight forwarders, truckers have accused shipping companies of causing gridlock at Apapa ports. They attributed some of the blame to extortion from security agencies and poor access roads. Concerned maritime stakeholders deliberated at the second series of a stakeholder forum focused on resolving...

Senate probes high shipping fees at ports

The Senate has directed the Committee on Marine Transport to discuss with relevant stakeholders in the shipping industry and the Nigeria Port Authority, with a view to curbing the exorbitant increase in shipping fees in the country. The resolution was in...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Reports Third Round of COVID-19 Cases

The carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is experiencing another episode of COVID-19 infection on board, albeit much smaller than its first. Three of her crewmembers tested positive for the disease on Sunday, and they are currently in isolation on board,...

Maritime stakeholders condemn unfavourable government policies at ports

Maritime stakeholders have called on the Federal Government to address the anti-export policies of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other hiccups affecting clearing at the ports. The call was made last week, the stakeholders lamented that hundreds of...

Maersk to Launch First Carbon Neutral Vessel in 2023

Shipping group Maersk said on Wednesday it would accelerate plans to decarbonize sea-borne container shipping by putting the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral fuel into operation in 2023, seven years ahead of its original plan. The shipping industry, which...

Maritime firm plans $2.9 billion deep seaport project in Delta

Mercury Maritime Concession Company (MMCC) has revealed plans to set up a $2.9 billion Escravos Seaport Industrial Complex (ESIC) in Delta State in partnership with the Port of Antwerp international. While speaking to newsmen about the project at the Navy...

Nigeria Customs warns smugglers against economic sabotage

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has warned the smugglers in the Southsouth and southeast parts of the country to desist from economic sabotage or face the full weight of the law. The Controller, FOU, Zone C, Comptroller Yusuf...