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2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

By Kenneth Jukpor It’s already a fortnight into the year 2019. Where there successes in the Nigerian maritime sector in 2018? Who did what? To what effect and what where the overt and covert reasons one may ask? While these ...

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Yuletide Fuel Scarcity: Demystifying Oil Marketers Perennial Feud With FG

Yuletide Fuel Scarcity: Demystifying Oil Marketers Perennial Feud With FG

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerians have described the annual fuel scarcity in the country especially at Christmas as an act of cruelty that could not be justified. Indeed it has become a frightening trend expected to occur in December every year ...

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Nigerian Ports: Is Trade Facilitation A Nigerian Fable?

Nigerian Ports: Is Trade Facilitation A Nigerian Fable?

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria is regarded as the giant of Africa, albeit in terms of geographical landscape and size of its population, however in the maritime sector several stakeholders have expressed optimism that the country could become the hub of maritime ...

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Expectations Swell As Shippers’ Council Nears Transmutation Into NTC

Expectations Swell As Shippers’ Council Nears Transmutation Into NTC

By Kenneth Jukpor Many challenges responsible for the stark economic underdevelopment quagmire that defines Nigeria’s economy can be linked to the uncoordinated and unregulated state of the transport industry. The mismanagement of the sector has been obvious in the disjointed ...

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Exploring Solutions To Curb Lagos Port Traffic Gridlock

Apapa Gridlock: Presidential Task Force Unveils Strategy For Cargo Evacuation

By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the high expectations placed on the reconstructed Apapa-Wharf road, the Concrete road has been completed but the gruesome traffic occasioned by long queues is yet to dissipate and the situation at the sister port in Tin ...

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Empowering Local Capacity To Grow Nigeria’s LPG Consumption

Empowering Local Capacity To Grow Nigeria’s LPG Consumption

Kenneth Jukpor While the Nigerian government pushes for stronger liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) utilization through various incentives, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) along with other government agencies and organized private sector has revealed intentions to clamp down on unlicensed gas ...

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African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor Although trade facilitation has been central to the growth and development of many thriving economies around the world; it has been grossly under-exploited in Africa, whose population of over 1.2billion has combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2 ...

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New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the unveiling of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Nigerian haulage industry, truck owners, drivers, freight forwarders and transport professionals have expressed conflicting views on the new initiative expected to transform trucking business in the country. ...

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Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus 2018 third-quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Accident Investigation ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the scorecard of more transport sector agencies based on their performance in the third quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal, we x-ray , Federal Airports Authority of ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

By Kenneth Jukpor With the nation’s economy settled following the implementation of 2018 budget in the third quarter, MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, NCAA Fare?

3rd Quarter Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, NCAA Fare?

By Kenneth Jukpor With the nation’s economy settled following the implementation of 2018 budget in the third quarter, MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the ...

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Multiple Charges: FAAN At Crossroads With Aviation Operators

Multiple Charges: FAAN At Crossroads With Aviation Operators

By Kenneth Jukpor While the Appeal Court is yet to settle the fracas between Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Aviation operators over FAAN’s move to hike the cost of cargoes per kilo from 7naira to 20naira, aviation operators ...

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Apapa Traffic-Jam Chaos Moves To Neighbouring Cities

Apapa Access Mayhem: How NPA Fuels Port Access Crisis – NARTO

· Armed Forces Now Tax-Collectors On Lagos Roads By Kenneth Jukpor While traffic gridlock at Lagos ports has dissipated, the traffic situation has deteriorated in neighbouring communities around the ports as a result of the directives of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) ...

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Maritime Amazons Ponder Headway For Female Seafarers

Maritime Amazons Ponder Headway For Female Seafarers

By Kenneth Jukpor Although diverse opportunities exist for seafarers in the global maritime industry, opportunities for women have always been peripheral. Findings also show that women comprise only 2% of the entire global seafarers’ population, yet seafaring opportunities are capable ...

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Sealink: Soothing Relief For Disenchanted NSDP Cadets

Sealink: Soothing Relief For Disenchanted NSDP Cadets

By Kenneth Jukpor Africa is blessed with an amiable linkage via coastal areas and inland waterways that is seen as a gift everywhere in the world. Yet, Africa and its alleged giant ‘Nigeria’ have been unable to gainfully harness this ...

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Developing Apt Policies And Human Capacity To Transform Nigerian Ports

Developing Apt Policies And Human Capacity To Transform Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor While Nigerian ports have suffered numerous challenges ranging from infrastructure deficits to negligence and corruption among the industry players, the future of the sector is mostly threatened by dearth in human capacity to inject the requisite innovation ...

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Demystifying ‘Nigeria Air’ Hazy Projections

Demystifying ‘Nigeria Air’ Hazy Projections

By Kenneth Jukpor With less than four months to the proposed December take-off of ‘Nigeria Air’, there are more puzzling questions than answers on Federal Government’s postulations and possibility of the carrier emerging to resolve the deficiencies in the aviation ...

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Rising Port Costs & Charges: Maritime Stakeholders Play Blame Game

Rising Port Costs & Charges: Maritime Stakeholders Play Blame Game

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to find the headway to the numerous problems confronting Nigerian ports which has led to increased port costs and charges, the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime (TAAM) conference focused on ...

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Half Year Transport Agencies Rating: How NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

Half Year Transport Agencies Rating: How NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus first half rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria ...

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