Maritime Crimes Shrink Across World’s Hot Spots
The Gulf of Guinea, South East Asia and The Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported maritime crime throughout July, August and September of this year, according to data released by UK’s maritime intelligence and operations company Dryad Maritime. With the exception... Read more
Customs Hands over Impounded 200 Parcels of Hard Drugs to NDLEA
By Shola Fadeyi The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) has handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,(NDLEA)  200 pieces of ‘unmanifested’ substances, suspected to be hard drugs which it discovered inside a 20 Foot  container used in  conveying  lawful goods referred to... Read more
NPA Quits Police Officers Residing in Containers at Ports
By Shola Fadeyi The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has ordered that  officers of the Port Police Command   living in some containers within the premises of the Lagos Port Complex  to vacate the area before the end of the month for the fact that the place is not residential. The... Read more
Nigerian Ports Will Be Places Worthy of Emulation- ED, Dr Davies
The Nigerian Ports Authority is resolved to make the Nation’s Seaports a pride worthy of emulation in line with International Standards through the adherence to better sanitization and improved environment for a most efficient service delivery in a Safe, Secure operational abode. According to a Statement by the NPA’s... Read more
Amaechi Pledges Full Implementation of ISPS Code
The Federal Government has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to maritime security through the full implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code. This commitment was made by the Hon. Minister of Transportation,  Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi when he led a delegation to the United States Coasts Guard (USCG)... Read more
NPA Set to Kick off Clearing of Junks from Tin Can Port
By Shola Fadeyi The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed the management of the Tin Can Port, Lagos to ensure that it completes by the end of this month, the clearing of junks littering the surrounding of the Port. The development is sequel to the maiden visit to the... Read more
AFFF Gets Author as Nigerian Coordinator
By Shola Fadeyi An author of a freight forwarding book, which was recommended for the readership of all customs agents by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has emerged recently as the Coordinator in Nigeria for the African Federation of Freight Forwarders (AFFF), which headquarters is in Ethiopia. The man,... Read more
Freight Forwarders are the Most Corrupt in the World, Not Customs- ANLCA President
• Says Their Offices are in Cemeteries, Churches and Mosques By Shola Fadeyi Freight forwarders who accuse the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) as being the most corrupt government agency in Nigeria have ironically been described as the most corrupt set of people in the whole world by the National... Read more
Concession is the Best Thing That Has Happened in Nigeria – Bulangu
By Shola Fadeyi The concession of the seaports terminals to the private sector by the Federal Government in 2006 is one of the best things that has ever happened in Nigeria, because the scheme has succeeded in eliminating all the bottlenecks associated with ports operations when the Nigerian Ports... Read more
Why Marketers Shun Fuel Importation
In spite of the hike in pump price of premium motor spirit (PMS) or petrol to N145 per litre from N87, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) still retains its status as the sole importer of the product. The Executive Secretary, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr.... Read more