Nigeria , 44 other Countries Designate over 400,000 Seafarers as Key Workers
Nigeria and Forty four other International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States and one Associate Member, Hong Kong,  have now designated seafarers as key workers, a key step in resolving the ongoing crew change crisis. Other countries  that designated seafarers as key workers are: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil,... Read more
130 Sailors Abducted from 26 Attacks off  Nigeria Waters- Study
… as Pirates  Hijack Tanker 3 Times in Dec A chemical tanker identified as MT New Ranger was hijacked early yesterday  , some 160 nautical miles South West of Brass, Nigeria, marking it  the third time for the vessel to be boarded in a single month. This incident makes... Read more
FG Appoints Shippers’ Council as Lead Agency to Curb Bribery at Ports
Says Curtailing Corruption Will Improve Nigeria’s  Ranking   Hassan Bello, ES/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council   The Federal Government has said that an effective implementation of innovative ideas in the port sector will rapidly change the narrative, the perception, and the ranking of Nigeria in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)... Read more
Ports & Cargo is Doing Well in Barge Transfer – Olugbade
Captain Olugbade , ED, Admin, Ports& Cargo   Captain Ibraheem Olugbade, the Executive Director, Administration, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited (PCHS), operator of the Terminal C, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, has debunked some news reports that the terminal isn’t efficient in its barge operations. Many terminal operators... Read more
Burnt Headquarters: NPA  Hosts, Receives Donations from Ports& Cargo, ABTL
The Managements of Ports& Cargo  and Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL)  have  paid a solidarity visit to  the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to commiserate with it on the Attack and vandalisation of its Marina, Lagos Headquarters by Hoodlums during the  Endsars Protests in October this year. Both organisations donated... Read more
Shippers’ Council (NSC)  Hosts Lagos Command Immigration, Met with MWUN
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC)  hosted  the Comptroller  of Immigration Service, Seaport Operations, Lagos Command , Mr Ayodele Arogundade as well as had a meeting with the leadership of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria(MWUN) in Lagos.   Comptroller Ayodele Arogundade Comptroller of Immigration Service, Seaport Operations Lagos Command... Read more
ITF Recovers  over  $1.7 million in Owed Wages to Seafarers
Member unions of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have helped recover more than $1.7 million in wages owed to seafarers amid a concerning rise in abandonment cases by shipowners. The national union affiliates have assisted more than 135 seafarers across 12 ships in the Arab World to return... Read more
CIoTA Targets  National Transport Development Strategy- President
L-R:President, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh flanked by the Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers’ Council Barr. Hassan Bello  and Dean Faculty Of Environmental Management, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Prof. Bamidele Badejo during the ongoing National Transport Summit Organised by CIoTA in Abuja.  ... Read more
Foreign  Vessels Warned of Fresh Kidnappings  in Gulf of Guinea , off Nigeria
  Foreign shipping companies have been warned to exercise heightened caution within and on approach to the Gulf of Guinea ,off Nigeria due to a strong likelihood of fresh attacks on their vessels in that part of the region of Africa. Dryad Global , a Uk based security outfit... Read more
Gowon Chairs CIoTA National Transport Summit In Abuja Today
…As Amaechi, Sirika, Fashola, Others Chart Way Forward for Sector National President/Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh (middle); flanked by Deputy National President, CIoTA, Mr. Darlington Ofor (left); and Chairman, Planning Committee, Second National Transport Summit, Chief Emmanuel Nwagbara (right), at... Read more