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Rape in shipping: How Nigeria loses N63 billion to illegal shipping, terminal charges

Rape in shipping: How Nigeria loses N63 billion to illegal shipping, terminal charges

·         Nigeria runs highest port charges in West, Central Africa ·         Freight Agents To Shut Ports   If this trend of economic rape in the shipping industry continues, the nation’s economy and port users will remain hopelessly in perpetual bondage ...

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CONTAINERIZATION

Types Of Transportation

Containerization involves a system of moving goods in standard boxes from one place to another by highly mechanized method in order to create cheaper, safer and faster methods of shipping cargo. Containerization has been in existence several years ago. After ...

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Mr. Kingsley Anaroke @ 40

Mr. Kingsley Anaroke marks 40th birthday on Wednesday 12, 2014

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NAGAFF Setsup Fact-Finding Committee On TCIP/PTML

EXPLORING NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW IN READINESS FOR THE REGIONAL SINGLE WINDOW INTEGRATION .

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has set up a Five-Man Fact Finding Committee to look into the activities of two of its Chapters.The affected Chapters are Tincan Island and PTML.Inaugurating the Five-Man Fact Finding Committee at ...

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Choking Council

Shippers Council Now Maritime Industry Apex Regulatory Body

The various ligations against the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) over their eligibility to tinker with terminal and shipping charges by terminal operators and shipping lines are not unexpected. When the shippers’ council was pronounced the ports economic regulator by the ...

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X-Raying PAAR As A Trade Facilitation Tool

Tracking The Cargo For Speed, Safety, Security Guarantee, Handling Efficiency And Trade Facilitation

In the recent conclusion of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, it specifically encouraged the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to sustain the use of the internet to publish information relating to trade procedures and the Single Window Concept ...

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Why I didn’t Have Problems With Organisations

Why I didn’t Have Problems With Organisations

Mr. Umar Omeiza Jimoh is the immediate past National President f the Senior Staff Association of Communication, Transport and Corporation (SSACTAC), Maritime branch and present Deputy President-General (DPG) of mainstream body of the association. In this interview with Segun Oladipupo, ...

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NIMASA DG Showers Praises On The Nigerian Army

NIMASA DG Showers Praises On The Nigerian Army

The Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has showered praises on the officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their professionalism in combating insurgency even in the face of unwarranted criticisms. ...

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Fallout Of Naval Patrol: Akha Calls For Caution

Fallout Of Naval Patrol: Akha Calls For Caution

Against the backdrop of intensified naval patrol of coastal borders and waterways of Akwa Ibom and Cross River States to check the activities of oil bunkering and sea pirates, the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has called on the ...

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$4bn Spent On Oil, Gas Imports – CBN

$4bn Spent On Oil, Gas Imports – CBN

The amount spent on oil and gas imports to the country increased by 50.2 per cent to $4.01bn in the second quarter of the year from $2.67bn in the first quarter, latest data from the Central Bank of Nigeria has ...

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BULLS:  A Worthy Venture

BULLS: Hadiza It!

The nefarious activities of criminals and oil thieves will greatly be reduced thanks to the establishment of more commands by the Nigerian Navy to checkmate this menace. The navy had strategically scattered the commands in and around the nation’s waters ...

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Stakeholders Differ On PAAR: As New Magazine Debuts In Maritime

Stakeholders Differ On PAAR: As New Magazine Debuts In Maritime

Critical stakeholders in the clearing subsector of the Nigerian maritime industry have disagreed on whether the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) can be queried on quantity alone and not on value. In his opening speech at the 3rd Anniversary, Conferment of Awards ...

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We will checkmate adulteration -DPR Boss

We will checkmate adulteration -DPR Boss

The proliferation of adulterated petroleum products has been seriously condemned by the director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Mr. George Osahon at Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) African Downstream Expo in Lagos recently. Mr. Osahon said that the ...

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Nigeria: Oil Spill – 350 Shoreline Communities Give SNPECO Ultimatum

Shell, partners empower 60 Ogoni entrepreneurs

Warri  Shoreline communities in Bayelsa, Delta and Ondo states affected by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, SNEPCo’s, 2011 oil spill at Bonga, have given the company a three-day ultimatum to commence and conclude the agreed joint dialogue of multiple ...

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 Nigerians Encouraged To Embrace Biogas Technology

 Nigerians Encouraged To Embrace Biogas Technology

An expert has advised Nigerians to exploit the vast potentials of Biogas techno logy as alternative to electricity and fuel consumption. This call was made by Mrs. Chioma Nina Ani, an expert on Biogas Technology and Project Director of Avenam ...

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CBN Moves To Unlock Credit To Economy, Pegs Banks’ Placements In SDF

CBN Moves To Unlock Credit To Economy, Pegs Banks’ Placements In SDF

Worried by the preference of banks to keep their idle funds of over N300 billion with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Standing Deposit Facility, (SDF), rather than lending to the economy, the apex bank has placed a daily maximum ...

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AMCON Completes Redemption Of N976bn Bond

AMCON Completes Redemption Of N976bn Bond

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) announced in Abuja, that it had completed the scheduled redemption of its Series five N976,042,060,000 zero-coupon bonds that was due October 2014, at par. In December 2013, AMCON had redeemed its issued Series ...

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Aggrieved Clearing Agents Shut down APMT

Aggrieved Clearing Agents Shut down APMT

The lingering crisis between the associations of clearing agents in the port and some shipping lines may well continues as the shipping lines did not come to the negotiating table to try to reach a compromise yesterday Speaking to MMS ...

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Nigerians Condemn 20 year Fuel Importation Plan

No increase in petrol pump price – PPPRA

A cross section of Nigerians, including financial and labour experts, have condemned the plan by the Federal Government to continue to import refined petroleum products for the next 20 years. The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, had said ...

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Import Compliance War, Shippers, Clearing Agents Plot To Sack Me -DG, SON

a Press Conference Organised by SON in Lagos

  *  Presidency gets 20 petitions *  FG cooks SMEs protection policy The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu has alleged plans by some shippers and clearing agents to remove him from office ...

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