120 Reap from Dr Afolabi Free Medical Outreach
   Olumuyiwa Akande (m), Head, Corporate Communications, SIFAX Group in a pictures with doctors at the Taiwo Afolabi medical outreach which was held at Sango-Ojurin market, Ibadan recently     A total of 120 persons enjoyed free dental and medicare at the Taiwo Afolabi Free Rural Dental Outreach which... Read more
Sifax Group Scales Down Operations over Coronavirus Pandemic
SIFAX Group Chairman, Dr Taiwo Afolabi   In compliance with the social distancing directives of the government to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 disease, and a reinforcement of our safety protocols, SIFAX Group has  scaled down operations across its  different subsidiaries. In a Statement it issued which... Read more
Maritime Editors Back NSC over Plan of Insurance Cover for Empty Containers
Comrade Hassan Bello, Shippers’ Council ES,CEO   The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) has supported the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on its plan to introduce insurance cover on empty containers, used in importing  goods  into the country, as a replacement for the deposits being paid by importers... Read more
Fifth Largest Global Carrier, Hapag Lloyd Visits Ports& Cargo Terminal
Hapag Lloyd AG Limited, a German international shipping and container transportation company, which is the world’s fifth largest container carrier in terms of vessel capacity has  made its maiden call to the Ports & Cargo Handling Terminal, Tin Can , Lagos. The Liner visited  recently, with one of its... Read more
NPA Disagrees with Minister of State for Transportation over High Tariff In Nigerian Ports
NPA MD, Hadiza Usman       In an outright contradiction of the notion of the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, who is also the Minister in Charge of Maritime , the Nigerian Ports Authority has said that the nation’s seaports do not charge the highest... Read more
Shippers’ Council Wins World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking Award
Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, SAN (GCON),Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria giving  PEBEC award to Miss Adaora Nwonu, Representative of the  Nigerian Shippers’ Council.   For its efforts at  driving  the Presidential Enabling Environment Council (PEBEC) overall reform initiatives in the port environment,  The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has won... Read more
South Africa: No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases onboard Corona Bulker
South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has confirmed that test results from the individuals suspected to be the first cases of COVID-19 in a South African seaport have all come back negative.   Earlier this week, a crew member of a bulk carrier Corona fell ill with typical... Read more
NPA MD , Usman Gets 7 Days Ultimatum from House of Reps over Audited Reports
… as It Summons Ex- NPA MD, Habib Abdullahi, Director of Finance, Accounts   A seven – day ultimatum has been given by the House of Representatives, to the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) , Hadiza Bala Usman  to submit  to the new Board of the... Read more
Robbers Caught after Boarding Vessel in Singapore Strait
A Liberia-flagged bulk carrier was boarded by three suspected  robbers  while sailing in the Singapore Strait on March 16, 2020.   At the time of the incident, the 71,313 cbm Sam Jaguar was in the waters about 6.8 nautical miles east of Pulau Karimun Kecil, Indonesia, information provided by... Read more
Stakeholders Back FG on New NIMASA Mgmt as Jamoh Pledges on Improved Maritime
New DG NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh   Stakeholders in the maritime industry have supported the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari’s   new executive management team  , led by Dr. Bashir Jamoh as Director General,   for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). They said Buhari’s focus on expertise in... Read more