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NPA Asks Terminal Operators To Suspend Demurrage For 21 Days

Non-oil goods account for Nigeria’s 22% exports, says NPA

…Donates Agura hotel as Covid-19 isolation centre Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called on terminal operators to suspend storage fees on consignments for an initial period of twenty one days as a result of pressure on business activities across the ...

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Covid-19: ANLCA Beckons FG To Trigger ‘Force Majeure’ At Seaports

BEARS: ANLCA Presido Loses Brother

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to prevent colossal fiscal losses by port users, the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has appealed to the federal government to activate ‘Force Majeure’ on the nation’s imports and ...

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COVID-19: NANTA Calls For Interest Free Loans, Suffers N180bn Loss

COVID-19: NANTA Calls For Interest Free Loans, Suffers N180bn Loss

By Ayoola Olaitan Aviation stakeholders have begun to count their losses as the epidemic outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic continues, as air travel agents in the country have lost over N180 billion. The aviation operators have also called on the ...

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League Supports Insurance Cover as Replacement to Container Deposits

Covid-19: MMS WoFHoF Postpones Event, Urges Public To Stay Safe

Says it is one sure way of boosting economy The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers has thrown its weight behind the efforts of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) to introduce insurance cover on empty containers used in bringing imports ...

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Autosky Commends Anyika’s Recognition As UN Amazon By MMS WoFHoF

Autosky Commends Anyika’s Recognition As UN Amazon By MMS WoFHoF

By Kenneth Jukpor The management and staff of Autosky Logistics Services have congratulated Mrs. Chizoba Anyika on her recognition as one of the women to be celebrated as United Nation’s Generation Amazons by MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame ...

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Covid-19: NIMASA Picks Two Days To Receive Only Directorate Visitors

Check vessels with illegal waivers, group urges NIMASA

Following Federal Government’s directives in a memo issued from the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, which stated that all nonessential Public Servants on Grade Level 12 and below should stay and work from home, the Nigerian ...

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Coronavirus: Buhari And Top Dignitaries Kyari May Have Infected

Coronavirus: 25 Top Politicians Kyari May Have Infected

Following news that the Chief of Staff to Nigeria’s President, Abba Kyari tested positive to the coronavirus today, here are some contacts Kyari reportedly came in contact with after returning from Germany and Egypt . Amidst rumors that dozens of ...

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Coronavirus: ANLCA Shuts Down National Secretariat

IMO Low Sulphur Rule: Freight Cost May Outweigh Hazards - Nwabunike

By Kenneth Jukpor The Association of Nigeria Customs Licensed Agents (ANLCA) has shut down its national secretariat until further notice as part of efforts to protect members of the association from the pandemic ‘Coronavirus’. The President of ANLCA, Hon. Tony ...

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Coronavirus Hits 36, NCAA Shuts Down Lagos, Abuja Airports

FG impounds British aircraft in Lagos, begins investigation

…Reps refuse medical screening at airports By Ayoola Olaitan Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has shut down the two remaining international airports as Coronavirus cases rises to 36 in Nigeria, with 33 active cases, 2 discharged and one dead. The ...

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Maritime Editors Urge NIMASA To Address Indigenous Shipping Woes

Covid-19: MMS WoFHoF Postpones Event, Urges Public To Stay Safe

By Ayoola Olaitan The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers, LOMEP, has urged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA on the need to address indigenous Shipping woes faced in the maritime sector. LOMEP, made this call in a ...

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BOAN, ANLCA Commend Customs For Lifting Barge Operations Ban At Seaports

BOAN, ANLCA Commend Customs For Lifting Barge Operations Ban At Seaports

  Demand official circular By Kenneth Jukpor Following the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.) decision to reverse his former ban on the use of barges to evacuate cargoes from the seaports, barge operators and ...

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PEBEC: Shippers’ Council Wins Prestigious World Bank Award

PEBEC: Shippers’ Council Wins Prestigious World Bank Award

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has won the World Bank 2019 Ease of Doing Business Ranking Award in recognition of its effort in driving Presidential Enabling Environment Council (PEBEC) overall reform initiatives in the port environment. The award, received by the ...

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IWD 2020: Nigerian Women Aren’t Second Class Citizens

IWD 2020: Nigerian Women Aren't Second Class Citizens

By Kenneth Jukpor As the world celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) last week, the Lagos Ports Complex (LPC) of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) held a strategic session for women, where the LPC Port Manager, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olotu emphasized that ...

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SON, Alaba Electronics Association Set Joint Taskforce To Regulate Standards

SON, Alaba Electronics Association Set Joint Taskforce To Regulate Standards

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure compliance to standards by dealers in electronics in Alaba International market, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and the International Market Association Electronics (IMAE), Alaba, have set up a joint taskforce. The ...

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Customs Reverse Ban On Barge Operations At Seaports

Customs get nod to spend N623.7m on computers

By Kenneth Jukpor The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) has agreed to reverse his earlier decision to stop the use of barges to evacuate cargoes from the seaports. An industry stakeholder who preferred annoynmity ...

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Jamoh Takes NIMASA DG Mantle, Assures Continuity, Stakeholders Engagement

Jamoh Takes NIMASA DG Mantle, Assures Continuity, Stakeholders Engagement

…As NIMASA records peaceful transition By Kenneth Jukpor In what was a historic event and one of the most peaceful handover ceremonies at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the immediate past Executive Director, Finance and Administration of ...

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IWD 2020: Gender Equality Is Key To National Economic Growth

IWD 2020: Gender Equality Is Key To National Economic Growth

By Kenneth Jukpor The President, Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica) Nigeria Chapter, Hajia Bola Muse has called for gender equality as part of efforts to ensure sustainable economic growth in the nation, stressing that equal participation of women and men ...

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IWD 2020: MMS WoFHoF Empowers Over 300 Women

IWD 2020: MMS WoFHoF Empowers Over 300 Women

… Set to celebrate UN Generation Amazons MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative has empowered over three hundred women via career and entrepreneurship mentoring as well as provision of small and micro credit grants. The Founder, MMS ...

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Dakuku Bows Out Tomorrow, Hands Over NIMASA Reins To Jamoh

Government alleges plot to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe

By Kenneth Jukpor As the four years administration of Dr. Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) ends tomorrow, Dakuku would be handing over to Dr. Bashir Jamoh, presently Executive Director, Finance ...

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International Women’s Day: WISTA Nigeria Advocates Gender Balance

International Women’s Day 2020: WISTA Nigeria Advocates Gender Balance

As the 2020 International Women’s Day is celebrated today, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria says the ocassion should be a platform to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality in the maritime sector. The President of ...

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