NSC issues Oyo Govt OBC certificate on dry port project

The Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) has presented the Outline Business Case Compliance (OBC) certificate of the planned $134 million Ibadan Inland Dry Port to the Oyo State Government. The dry port project, which is to be sited at Olorisa-Oko, at the terminal end of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard guage railway line, is a Public Private […]

NIMASA boss tasks officers on safety rules compliance

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has charged enforcement officers in the agency to comply with safety rules to curb marine accidents and other hazards associated with marine operations in the nation’s waterways. Peterside gave the charge at the opening of the Annual Maritime Administration and […]

NPA harps on Single Window Platform benefits to economy

The Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, on Monday restated the need for all agencies of government to collaborate on the implementation of the Single Window cargo clearance regime in order to optimize its benefits for the nation’s economy and merchandise trade operators. Usman, who pointed out that a smoother and faster […]

Heritage Bank, NIMASA partner on maritime safety standards

Heritage Bank Plc and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have collaborated to educate stakeholders about the maritime enforcement global benchmarks. The partnership of the two entities was given a practical vent at a training programme with the theme ‘Maritime Enforcement Safety: Current Global Benchmarks’ held in Lagos. The capacity building forum was […]

Ports inefficiency undermining diversification drive – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), says the adverse operating environment of the nation’s ports will continue to hinder Federal Government’s effort, to reduce its dependence on oil revenues for economic development. The LCCI President, Babatunde Ruwase, made the statement during the LCCI Freight Forwarders Group Annual Seminar on Thursday in Lagos at […]

Crude Lifting: ship owners decry non-enforcement of Cabotage Act

Indigenous ship owners in the country have expressed their concern over the non-enforcement of the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act 2003 (Cabotage Act) in view of the implications for their businesses in the shipping industry. Expressing the position of the group on the non-enforcement of the Act by the Federal Government, a member of the […]

Maritime stakeholders battle shipping of counterfeit goods

Representatives of the maritime industry have developed a set of best practices to reduce the volume of counterfeits shipped around the globe through checks on their customers and supply chains. The recommended best practices were developed as part of the on-going collaboration of signatories to the ‘Declaration of Intent to stop the Maritime transport of […]

Dakuku re-elected AAMA chair

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has been re-elected the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) for another term. Dakuku, who is the incumbent Chairman of the Association, was unanimously elected to continue to lead the body by the member states present at the […]

NIMASA assures cadets of sea-time training

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has assured of the Agency’s commitment to ensuring that all beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) conclude their programme by getting the mandatory sea-time training. The DG, who stated this when he addressed a group of NSDP beneficiaries […]

FG to spend $195m on waterways security

The Federal Government has approved the sum of $195 million to help secure Nigeria’s waterways and reduce crime in the maritime sector. The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at a press briefing to update journalists on the activities of his Ministry. According to him, the amount was approved as […]