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Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19 Acknowledges Mistakes During Kyari’s Burial

Presidential Taskforce Acknowledges Mistakes During Kyari's Burial

By Kenneth Jukpor Following wide complaints that the recent burial of the late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, flouted the social distancing directives of the government, the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 that acknowledged its mistake and learnt from the ...

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COVID-19: Shippers’ Council Posts Staff To Terminals, Shipping Companies

 Positive Impact  of Shippers’ Council on  Seaport , Maritime , Economy

By Kenneth Jukpor In order to ensure compliance to health safety guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has assigned some officials to terminal operators and shipping companies. According to the Council, this would guarantee the continuation of ...

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Truck Owners Donate Items To Fight COVID-19 At Lagos Ports

Truck Owners Donate Items To Fight COVID-19 At Lagos Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor Truck owners under the aegis of Corporate Truck Fleet Owners Association has joined the fight against coronavirus in the country by donating hand sanitizers, customized buckets for washing hands, disinfectants and other protective items to the Lagos ...

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COVID-19: Bomarah Foundation Supports 200 Families With Food Items

COVID-19: Bomarah Foundation Supports 200 Families With Food Items

Avails disabled persons monetary support By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to support indigent families during the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Lagos State, Bomarah Foundation, has supported 200 indigent families with food palliatives. The Foundation ...

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Lockdown: Shippers’ Council Directs Shipping Lines To Refund Demurrage Charges

Shippers’ council to enforce demurrage refund

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to ameliorate the fiscal burden on port users, Nigerian Shippers’ Council has directed shipping companies to refund charges collected as demurrages from March 30th, 2020 when the lockdown in Lagos State commenced. The Council ...

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COVID-19: Archbishop Wants FG To Empower Masses With UN €50million

COVID-19: Archbishop Wants FG To Empower Masses With UN €50million

The General Overseer of the Resurrection Praise Ministries for Africa, Archbishop Samson Benjamin has admonished the federal government to use the €50 million COVID-19 donation by the United Nations (UN) as palliative measures for the masses. Benjamin made this statement ...

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COVID-19: ENL Consortium Donates Protective Kits To NPA

COVID-19: ENL Consortium Donates Protective Kits To NPA

As part of efforts to support government’s effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, ENL Consortium, operators of Terminals C and D of the Lagos Port Complex Apapa, has donated nose masks and other protective items to Nigerian ...

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Q1 2020: Customs Collect Over N110 Million At Apapa

2020 Q1: Customs Collect Over N110 Million At Apapa

By Kenneth Jukpor   Despite the numerous fiscal challenges characterized by the coronavirus pandemic which has affected global trade, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Command has collected N110,204,655,904 in the first quarter of 2020 surpassing 2019 figures by N15.4billion.   ...

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COVID-19: APMT, WACT Commit Over N300 Million To Fight Pandemic

COVID-19: APMT, WACT Commit Over N300 Million To Fight Pandemic

Nigeria’s leading terminal operators, APM Terminals Apapa and the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) Onne have jointly committed more than N300million to the battle against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. APM Terminals Apapa has contributed ...

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COVID-19: PTML, Grimaldi Donate N150m, 10000 Nose Masks

COVID-19: PTML, Grimaldi Donate N150m, 10000 Nose Masks

As part of efforts to support the fight against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, the nation’s largest roll-on-roll-off (RORO) terminal, Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) and its parent company, Grimaldi Nigeria have collectively donated N150million. The companies ...

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21-Days Free Storage: NPA Assures Terminals PayBack

Operations will continue at seaports, says NPA

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the uncertainty and non-compliance that trailed the 21-days free storage period for terminal operators directed by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Authority has revealed how it intends to reward compliance. In a letter circulated to terminal ...

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ANLCA Cries Out As Terminals, Shipping Lines Flout Directive On Charges

ANLCA Sets Chartered Institute As Top Priority In 2020

By Kenneth Jukpor Freight forwarders under the aegis of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have lambasted terminal operators and shipping companies for flouting the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) directive on the suspension of storage and demurrage fees ...

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Port Industry Stakeholders Criticize NPA, Terminal Operators’ Agreement Review

Import bills, supply chain disruptions to spike inflation further

  By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has come under severe criticism from freight agents following their covert handling of the review of terminal operators concession agreement which appears to have been concluded without input from any stakeholder at ...

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Covid-19: WISTA, WiLAT, WIMAfrica Make Donations To Seafarers

Covid-19: WISTA, WiLAT, WIMAfrica Make Donations To Seafarers

By Kenneth Jukpor Three notable women groups in the nation’s transportation sector collaborated to support the fight against coronavirus with relief materials to dockworkers, yesterday. Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria initiated the move that included Women in ...

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Lockdown: Shippers’ Council Engages Five Star Terminal For Optimal Operations

Lockdown: Shippers' Council Engage Five Star Terminal For Optimal Operations

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure Lagos Ports remain operational in line with the directive by President Mohammadu Buhari, the management of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) visited Five-Star Logistics (FSL) to ensure optimal operations despite the ...

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SIFAX Group Donates N130million To Fight COVID-19

SIFAX Group Appoints Oyinloye As Group Managing Director

SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services and Hospitality, has committed the sum of about N130million as support fund towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal ...

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COVID-19: Customs Donates 920,000 Bags Of ‘Poisonous’ Rice, Fabrics, Others

Recruitment budget: N1.6bn for hiring, training, Customs insist

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been directed to come to the aid of Nigerians with over 920,000 of ‘poisonous’ rice as part of efforts to curb the economic pangs, following the compulsory lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.   In compliance ...

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Covid-19: FG Reiterates Suspension Of Terminal Operators Demurrage Charges

‘Cargo tracking note can curb criminal activities in ports’

By Kenneth Jukpor   Despite speculation that President Mohammadu Buhari’s directive to have Lagos ports remain operational marred the directive to suspend charges of demurrage by terminal operators, the Federal Government has reiterated the suspension of the charges.   Terminal ...

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Buhari Approves N500billion COVID-19 Intervention Fund

Buhari stops import duty on medical equipment

By Kenneth Jukpor   Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund to provide a holistic fiscal approach to addressing the pandemic in the country.   The establishment of this COVID-19 Crisis Intervention ...

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NIMASA Presents N20million, Ventilators, Ambulance, Others To Lagos

NIMASA Presents N20million, Ventilators, Ambulance, Others To Lagos

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) handed over N20million donation, three ventilators, an ambulance and fast intervention vessels to the Lagos State government to support the fight against coronavirus. The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir ...

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