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Group blames government agencies for failure of truck e-call up system

The Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) has blamed the failure of the truck electronic call-up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on “human interference” and corruption by security officers deployed on the port access roads. AMATO Chairman,...

Port terminals are efficient; the problem is bad roads, manual Customs processes — STOAN

The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has said that operations inside the port terminals across the country are well organised and professionally coordinated by port operators, otherwise known as concessionaires. STOAN spokesman, Dr. Bolaji AKinola, who stated this...

Import duty: Customs begins crackdown on private jet owners

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it may impound private aircraft on which appropriate import duties have not been paid after the 30 days importation verification deadline given to owners elapses on July 6. At a briefing in Abuja...

Bello-Koko admits failure of NPA electronic call-up system

The acting Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, has acknowledged the failure of the agency’s electronic truck call-up system named “eto”, stating that “the system is yet to be effective at Tin Can port corridor due...

READ IN FULL: NPA ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL INVITATION FOR MEMORANDA

ADMINISTRATIVE PANEL ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR MEMORANDA This is to notify the General Public of Mr. President’s approval of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry into the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) from...

Maritime Security: Improved Regional Navy Cooperation in focus at Gulf of Guinea Forum

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum and Shared Awareness and De-confliction conference (GOG-MCF/SHADE) has identified cooperation at sea between regional and international Navies as the focus at its inaugural plenary meeting scheduled to take place in...

Railway to curb N140b weekly loss to gridlock at Lagos ports

Terminal operators seek efficient utilisation of rail, barges Shippers advocate establishment of transit container depot With the commissioning of the $1.5 billion Lagos-Ibadan railway project that links the Apapa seaports, about N140 billion that were hitherto lost to gridlock on roads...

Freight rates: NSC asks shippers to boost bargaining power

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has urged the National Shippers Association of Nigeria (NASAN) to enhance its bargaining power to negotiate with stakeholders and service providers on freight rates as well as increase its visibility...
Nigeria needs Coast Guard to end piracy, says ex-NPA General Manager

Nigeria needs Coast Guard to end piracy, says ex-NPA General Manager

A former General Manager at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Christopher Abiodun Borha has said that piracy and other maritime crimes in Nigeria will persist until a National Coast Guard is set up to effectively police the nation’s internal...
Amaechi and his phantom €400m maritime security equipment

Amaechi and his phantom €400m maritime security equipment

At the commissioning ceremony of the long delayed maritime security equipment purchased by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project, otherwise called the Deep Blue Project on Thursday...

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Containership battling fire for days in Sri Lanka

Efforts to contain the fire on board MV X-Press Pearl containership, which broke out on May 20th while the vessel was at anchorage off...

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