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Freight Forwarders Threaten Strike Over Alleged Extortion By Shipping Companies

Freight Forwarders Threaten Strike Over Alleged Extortion By Shipping Companies

Freight forwarders have issued a threat to down tool from the nation’s seaports in the next two weeks due to alleged extortion and high handedness by shipping companies. The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) disclosed this in...
Port of Los Angeles reports busiest September on record

Port of Los Angeles reports busiest September on record

The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the United States, reported its busiest September on record last month as supply chain disruptions continue. The port said it processed 903,865 TEU in September, bringing its year-to-date cargo volume...
Shippers Council, FG Committed To Reducing Shipping Cost – Jime

Shippers Council, FG Committed To Reducing Shipping Cost – Jime

Mr Emmanuel Jime, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment through the council to reduce the cost of shipping in the country. Jime said that the most important component in doing business, particularly trade “is...
Security operatives storm shipping agencies in Lagos, disrupt activities

Security operatives storm shipping agencies in Lagos, disrupt activities

Officials of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), accompanied by heavily armed security operatives, on Monday stormed the offices of some shipping agencies located in Apapa, Lagos, paralyzing activities in the offices. The shipping agencies affected by the...
Shippers’ Council Boss Decries Infrastructure Gap In Nigeria’s Maritime Domain

Shippers’ Council Boss Decries Infrastructure Gap In Nigeria’s Maritime Domain

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr Emmanuel Jime, has decried a general infrastructure gap in the country’s maritime domain. Jime said this when Presidents of Shippers’ Association in Jos, Benue, Niger and Kogi States visited him in Abuja...

Container shipping rates drift lower after record high

The steady climb to ever-higher rates for container shipping this year is showing signs of easing, at least temporarily. On the busy Shanghai-to-Los Angeles trade route, the rate for a 40-foot container sank by almost $1,000 last week to $11,173,...
NPA Boss; Bello-Koko, Appoints Three Port Managers, Redeploys Others

NPA Boss; Bello-Koko, Appoints Three Port Managers, Redeploys Others

he Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, has approved the appointment of three new port managers. Mohammed-Bello-Koko Bello-Koko, in a statement on Friday in Lagos, said that the appointments were made in a bid to...

Reps Summon NNPC GMD Over Alleged Award Of Costal Shipping Contract To Foreign Ships

The House of Representatives has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, over alleged award of a coastal shipping contract to a foreign company. Rep. Legor Idagbor, the Chairman, House Committee on...

Amid container shipping crisis, Coca-Cola turns to coal vessels to move raw materials

Coca-Cola is going to great lengths to transport its raw materials by using bulk shipping vessels amid the ongoing shipping crisis. The carriers, which are normally used for loose goods such coal, grain and others, were chosen because the beverage...
Shippers Association Wants Seaports Reorganised As Nigeria Clocks 61

Shippers Association Wants Seaports Reorganised As Nigeria Clocks 61

President, Shippers Association of Lagos (SAL), Rev. Jonathan Nicole, has called for total re-organisation of Nigeria’s seaports as the way forward in tackling challenges to their operations. Nicole made the call in an interview on Friday in Lagos. He reacted to...

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Open registry will make Nigeria’s seafarers certificate sell worldwide – NIS...

The Nigerian Institute of Shipping (NIS) says operating an open registry for vessels will help the certificate of the nation’s seafarers to be acceptable...

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