The Chief Executive Officer/ Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Economic Regulator of the Nigerian Seaports, Comrade Hassan Bello has proffered fresh but permanent solutions to the persistent gridlock that has characterized the major roads leading to the Lagos Seaports, Apapa and Tin Can. In an... Read more
Expectations for Shipping in Nigeria in 2016
There are strong indications that the Executive and the Legislative arms of Government will pay more attention to the development of the shipping sector in 2016 with a view to harnessing its potentials and making it to contribute more revenue to the economy following the continuous decline of oil... Read more
Banned Security Agencies Return to Seaports
There are strong indications that some security agencies banned from having permanent offices at the seaports and participating directly in cargo examination unless invited for such by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have returned to the ports. Investigation by the Marine& Economy at the Lagos Seaports showed that a... Read more
CBN’s FOREX Policy Worsens Customs, NPA Revenue
The problem of acute low capacity utilization which Nigerian seaports have been experiencing since last year due to the fall in the level of imports into the country sequel to the depreciation in the value of the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar and other major foreign... Read more
With most of the recent regulatory focus being on the new SOLAS verified gross mass rule for packed containers, another new regulation has entered into force aimed at enhancing the safety of seafarers entering enclosed spaces by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board. Enclosed spaces are spaces that have limited openings... Read more