• NPA To Prioritise Safety, Security At Seaports

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    The Managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has vowed to prioritize safety and security standards in line with international best practices at all Nigerian ports. Speaking yesterday during the official commissioning of Safety, Security Information and Operations Centre (SSIOC) at the Lagos Ports Complex, Usman reiterated the NPA’s determination…

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  • FG Approves Reduction On Import, Export Document At Seaports

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    The Presidential Enabling Committee on Ease of Doing business (PEBEC) has approved the reduction of document on importation and exportation of goods in and out of Nigeria. This was disclosed yesterday by the deputy controller, Anthony Ayalogu at a two-day sensitization workshop on Ease of Doing Business Reform. The Ease of Doing Business reform is…

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  • NPA Pensioners Rally Support For Management

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    Pensioners of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) last week converged on the organisation`s staff club in Lagos to offer prayers for the success of the current management led by Ms Hadiza Usman. The session, which they tagged ‘Solemn Assembly’, prayed for God guidance for the MD in reforming the organisation t it’s old glory. They also…

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  • Nimasa’s New Dockyard: Economy To Reap N48.9bn Yearly

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    As efforts are being increased towards pulling the nation out of the current economic recession, the national economy is set to reap from the about $160 million spent yearly on dry-docking repairs of over 500 vessels of various specifications and sizes operating in Nigerian waters currently being done in neighbouring Ghana and Cameroon. The development…

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  • NPA Begins Review Of Dollar Payment By Port Concessionaires

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    Respite is around the corner for terminal operators operating at the nation’s seaports as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed readiness to review its policy on payment of dues in dollars by concessionaires. Recall that operators have been groaning over payment of lease agreement to the NPA in foreign currencies as a result of…

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  • Assessing The National Transport Commission Bill

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    Stakeholders have expressed support for the Nigerian Shippers Council to be transmuted into the National Transport Commission if the bill is finally passed by the National Assembly. In this report, YUSUF BABALOLA examines the bill and its impending benefits. one bill Maritime operators and stakeholders have been eagerly waiting for it passage is the National…

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  • The Man At Shippers’ Tower

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    Barrister Hassan Bello has proved to be a silent revolutionist in the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC). He has brought stability and more direction in the activities of the Council ever since he was appointed as its head. When in February 2014, the Federal Government declared the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) as the seaport economic regulator,…

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    Report Corrupt Customs Officers To Me, CG Charges Clearing Agents

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    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and licensed Customs agents operating at the nation’s seaports and land borders across the country have agreed to work together in combating smuggling and corruption in the nation’s maritime sector. This was disclosed when the Comptroller-General of the service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) to the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs…

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  • Terminal Operators Support Review Of Concession Agreemen

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    Private terminal operators operating at the nation’s seaports have commended the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for taking bold steps and for her initiatives to address factors militating against efficient port operations. This was even as the association asked the federal government to review the ban placed on 41 items from accessing foreign…

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