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Why Some Shipping Line Don’t Return Container Deposits

Why Some Shipping Line Don’t Return Container Deposits

Chief Val Usifoh is the Chairman, Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN); a position he has occupied since 1999, he has been in the shipping corridor since 1963 during when he has worked with many Shipping lines including the defunct Nigeria ...

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How To Overcome Business Hiccups In The Port

How To Overcome Business Hiccups In The Port

Chief Chris Orode retired was an Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) after nineteen years of service. In this chat with Ifeoma Oguamanam, he explains his roles in midwifing the Council for the Registration of ...

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Port Privatisation In Africa Is Misunderstood – Luguje

Port Privatisation In Africa Is Misunderstood - Luguje

Mr. Michael Luguje is the Secretary General of the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA), he was elected in 2012 for tenure of four years. The association covers twenty three ports across twenty countries in the West ...

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How Buhari’s Govt  Can Create Thousands Of Jobs With Shipowners – UMAR, NISA President

NISA Holds 2015 AGM, Charts New Course

Aminu Umar is the Chief Executive Officer of Sea Transport Services Nigeria Limited and the President of Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA). His company controls one of the largest tanker fleets in the country. Aminu is a young man with the ...

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Why Airlines Hardly Break-Even – Olajide, Airpeace Boss

Why Airlines Hardly Break-Even - Olajide, Airpeace Boss

Air Peace Ltd, a new entrant in the aviation industry, has already airlifted over 60,000 passengers within the three months of its operations. And, with her many years of experience in banking and aviation services, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer ...

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There are opportunities in this hard time – Nwagbara

There are opportunities in this hard time - Nwagbara

Barr. Emmanuel Nwagbara is a maritime lawyer and the Secretary of the Planning Committee of Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2015. In this chat with Emeka  Chukwuaku, he x-rays the  benefits of NIMAREX to the economy , talks about the reasons ...

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What Hassan Bello Told President Jonathan

Nigerian Shippers' Council Disagree With TCIT On Public Holiday Operations 

The assiduity, with which the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is desirous to carry out reforms in the Nigerian maritime environment if supported, will yield tremendous turn-around in the sector. It will in no small measure, improve upon revenue generation of ...

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What We Want from APC Government – Nweke

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

Chief Eugene Nweke is the National President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF); in this interview, Nweke creates a perspective for the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which will be inaugurated on 29th May, 2015. ...

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What NIMASA Needs To Disburse CVFF

What NIMASA Needs To Disburse CVFF

Mr. Tunji Brown is the General Secretary of the Nigeria Indigenous Shipowners Association (NISA), in this chat; he speaks about the factors that led to failure of the disbursement of Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), why NIMAREX 2015 will be ...

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Why We Oppose Port Concessioning – Benson

Why We Oppose Port Concessioning - Benson

Comrade Benson Adegbeyeni is the President of the Senior Staff Association of Communications, Transport and Corporations (SSACTAC), Maritime Branch in this interview with Segun Oladipupo states how the staff of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will be led by the ...

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Govt Should Hand Off Oil For Private Sector – Vincent

Passing PIB Without Re-Draft Counter-Products - LCCI

Mr. Vincent Nwani, is the Director of Research and Advocacy, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).In this interview with Emeka Chukwuaku, he talks about the causes of the recent fuel scarcity, the implications of further reduction of pump price ...

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Only 75% Of Members Can Remove Me As NISA President   –  Labinjo

Only 75% Of Members Can Remove Me As NISA President   -  Labinjo

Capt. Dada Labinjo is the President of Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA)  and a shipping magnet having owned and managed ships for many years. As a naval captain , he was also a navigator. Of late, things have not been too ...

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Govt’s Plans For Local Content Compliance In Freight Forwarding – Jukwe

Govt’s Plans For Local Content Compliance In Freight Forwarding – Jukwe

The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) appears to have woken up from slumber to begin some chart-breaking programmes for the freight forwarding industry. In this interview with the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sir ...

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Arriving At The Appropriate Port Charges In Nigeria

Shippers’ Council, Customs, To Collaborate On 48hr Cargo Clearance Target

According to business dictionary, port charges are “taxes and surcharge which apply to ship and or the cargo on board the ship once it has reached port”. These  charges are also, fees collected from  ship  owners and cargo owners to ...

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Why Concessioning Agreement Is Difficult To Alter

Why Concessioning Agreement Is Difficult To Alter

Mr. Musa Iliya is the Assistant General Manager (AGM), Corporate Affairs Department of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). In this interview with Segun Oladipupo and Emeka Chukwuaku; he bares his mind on the achievements of the NPA under the leadership ...

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Why Foreigners Do Better in Nigeria – Odunukwe, CEO Colonades Hotels

Why Foreigners Do Better in Nigeria – Odunukwe, CEO Colonades Hotels

Chief Charles Odunukwe is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colonades Hotels and Resorts Limited. A gubernatorial aspirant for 2013 governorship elections in Anambra State; a Lawyer and respected personality in Nigeria’s hospitality industry, he is also associated ...

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What The New Port Order Will Enthrone In Maritime Industry-Bello, NSC Boss

What The New Port Order Will Enthrone In Maritime Industry-Bello, NSC Boss

What is your right as a Port user, Service provider or Consumer of Shipping services under the emerging New Port Order (NPO) being mid-wifed by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC)? What are the roles of journalists in the new system? ...

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THE GENESIS OF SHIPPERS’ PROBLEMS

THE CAUSES OF SHIPPERS CHALLENGES

Rev. Jonathan Nicol is the President, Shippers’ Association of Lagos State (ASLA). In this interview with our correspondent, he bares his mind on the activities of the maritime industry in the year 2014, the prospects of the industry this year ...

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How Borrowing Can Salvage Nigeria’s Economic Woes

Why Nigeria Needs To Borrow To Stabilise The Economy

Mr. Johnson Chukwu is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cowry Asset Management Limited based in Lagos, Nigeria. In this interview with Segun Oladipupo, he bares his mind on the dwindling oil prices, devaluation of Naira and many ...

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2014 Was An Ordinary Year

International Shipping Week: Nigeria Takes Security Discourse, Ease Of Doing Business To London

Emeka Akabogu is a maritime lawyer and convener of the Oil and Trading Logistics (OTL), an annual oil and gas exhibition show. In this interview, he peruses the activities in the maritime industry in 2014 and the prospect of the ...

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