• Nigerian Ports No Longer Destination For Automobile Ships

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    RoRo vessels, which are specialised ships for carrying automobiles, are no longer calling at Nigerian ports, according to findings by LEADERSHIP Friday. Week in, week out, the shipping data from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) which shows all the vessels expected within a week at the Lagos ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island, which…

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    Foreigners Still Dominate Nigeria’s Import-Export Chain – NAGAFF

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    Foreigners still dominate Nigeria’s trade logistics chain involving in exportation and importation of goods to the country, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has said. NAGAFF’s national president, Mr Oluwole Adeyemi, told the minister of industry, trade and investment, Mr Okechukwu Enalamah, at a trade and investment forum in Abuja that exclusive…

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    NIMASA Steps Up Action On Cabotage Implementation

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    Last week, Nigeria’s apex maritime regulator, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) made it clear to international oil companies (IOCs) operating on and around Nigeria’s coast that it would no longer be business as usual for Nigerian shipowners lifting  oil products. It warned the oil companies operating in the upstream sector against disregarding…

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    NCAA Urges Restraint As Aviation Fuel Scarcity Worsens

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    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has called on air passengers to exercise restraint as scarcity of aviation fuel (JET A-1) worsens. For three weeks now, air passengers have been experiencing flight delays and cancellations arising from the scarcity of aviation fuel, which airlines are finding difficult to contain. NCAA said the call became necessary…

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    How Airlines Can Return To Profitability

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    A careful look at the history of Nigerian airlines reveals an industry that has been largely spoon fed by government. For instance, while the Nigerian Airways survived its era through heavy patronage by government officials and government interventions, the private airlines which joined the industry in the 1990s were owned by allies of people in…

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    Amaechi Unveils NPA’s Intelligence System For Tracking Ships

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    The minister of transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has  commissioned the Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence System (CCCIS) of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), a system that identifies, obtains vessels information and track ships movement on the Nigerian coast. The CCCIS covers the four pilotage of the NPA, namely, the Lagos Port District, the Bonny and…

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    38 Ships To Call At Lagos Ports, Jetties

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    38 ships laden with various cargoes, including the premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as fuel, are expected to arrive at the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports and jetties in the Lagos District of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between July 19 and August 2, 2016. According a shipping data from the NPA, 14…

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    FG Set To Audit NIMASA, NPA

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    The minister of transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said that there is no going back on the plan of the ministry to audit the accounts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), stressing that the audit is necessary in determining how the agencies spent all the revenues…

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  • New NIWA Boss To Restore Agency’s Profitability

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    The new managing director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Mustapha Boss, has pledged to restore the agency to the path of profitability. Speaking while taking over from the acting managing director, Danladi Ibrahim, recently, at the NIWA headquarters in Lokoja, Boss said that he would initiate a set of reforms to enable the authority…

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    Port Exchange Rate: Customs Frustrating Importers – Freight Forwarders

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    Freight forwarders under the aegis of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) have vehemently condemned the adoption of N283 per dollar as new exchange rate by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) following the liberalisation of foreign exchange rates by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The new port exchange rate, up from…

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