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How Shipping Agents Sold Peak Season Surcharge To Multinationals

How Shipping Agents Sold Peak Season Surcharge To Multinationals

·  Customs pre-empt concession, appoints ACG Modernization ·  Nigerian airports can help apprehend criminals – Ojikutu By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan Contrary to reports in the public domain that global shipping firms introduced the recent 400 percent hike in ...

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WISTA Nigeria Protests Reckless Truck Driving, Demands Safer Practices

WISTA Nigeria Protests Reckless Truck Driving, Demands Safer Practices

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to curb the incessant deaths of Nigerian citizens from avoidable reckless driving, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria held a peaceful protest/ sensitization march yesterday at Ikeja, Lagos. The group urged Lagos ...

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NIMASA, Air Force Ready To Deploy Deep Blue Project Assets 

NIMASA, Air Force Ready To Deploy Deep Blue Project Assets 

Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of ...

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NAGAFF Compliance Team Calls For Unity Among Terminal Operators

NAGAFF Compliance Team Calls For Unity Among Terminal Operators

By Ayoola Olaitan As part of efforts to ensure seamless port operations in the country, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has called for collaboration among port terminal operators and offdock terminals. The National Cordinator of the Compliance ...

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Maritime Academy to receive first multifunctional classroom in Africa

Maritime Academy to receive first multifunctional classroom in Africa

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), said it has received commitment from its Indian partners, ARI, that the first multifunctional classroom simulator that contains high voltage training software, rules of the road, DP, pilotage and blind pilotage fully integrated, would ...

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Nigeria securing more sea time for cadets, despite COVID-19

Nigeria securing more sea time for cadets, despite COVID-19

Nigeria is making significant progress in securing sea time berths for cadets trained under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), despite the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic. Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this ...

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World Shipping Council raises concern on EU’s emission plan

World Shipping Council raises concern on EU’s emission plan

The World Shipping Council (WSC), has raised serious concerns for maritime trade and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if the European Union (EU), expands its Emissions Trading System (ETS), to include international shipping. In July, the European Parliament’s ...

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Arik Air resumes flight operations

Arik Air resumes flight operations

Arik Air has resumed flight operations after the disruption of its flights. Thousands of air passengers were left stranded on Monday as workers under the auspices of the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the Air Transport Services Senior ...

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FG reopens all airports for domestic flights

FG reopens all airports for domestic flights

All airports in Nigeria are now open for domestic flight operations, the Federal Government announced on Monday. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced this in Abuja at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, however, noted ...

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Uncertainty In Customs: Army Redeploys Ali’s PSO As Emeka Offor Lobbies For Apapa Port

Uncertainty In Customs: Army Redeploys Ali's PSO As Emeka Offor Lobbies For Apapa Port

·  FG’s secrecy on $3.1bn Customs concession jolts Freight Agents By Kenneth Jukpor Following wide criticisms of the complexities in handling the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), a serving senior officer in the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Buhari has been  ...

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APFFLON Inaugurates New Executives At Lagos Airport

APFFLON Inaugurates New Executives At Lagos Airport

By Ayoola Olaitan The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has inaugurated new executives to run the affairs of the association Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) and Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) chapters for the next ...

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FG risks $2.5billion litigation fee on Customs modernisation project

FG risks $2.5billion litigation fee on Customs modernisation project

While the approved $3.1 billion Customs modernization project by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) is expected to yield up to $176 billion at no cost to government, there is a new twist as Federal Government risks paying $2.5 billion as ...

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NCAA moves to address difficulties on travel portal

NCAA moves to address difficulties on travel portal

Owing to the issues arising from uploading information on the Nigeria International Travel Portal, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has advised foreign airline operators to allow intending passengers traveling to Nigeria board flights without any QR code. This was contained ...

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NSC Cooperative Expends N150m On Child Education Loans In 2019

Shippers’ Council Instructs Shipping Lines To Publish Rotation Numbers Of Vessels

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to help members of staff at Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) cater for their children school needs, the NSC Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society paid over N150 million to applicants in 2019. The President of the ...

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APFFLON Condemns FG’s Move To Concession Customs

APFFLON Condemns FG's Move To Concession Customs

By Kenneth Jukpor The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has frowned at the secrecy with which the federal government to concession the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) via a $3.1 billion contract Recall that the ...

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CBN makes e-marine insurance mandatory for Form M

CBN demands details of 12 top Nigerian businessmen, others’ domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria has made digital marine insurance certificate a mandatory requirement to obtain Form M. The bank disclosed this in a circular titled ‘Integration of digital marine insurance certificate with e-Form on the Nigeria trade portal’ issued ...

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ECOWAS halts single currency launch, adopts gradual approach

ECOWAS halts single currency launch, adopts gradual approach

The Economic Community of West African States has postponed the planned launch of its single currency, the Eco. The body agreed to maintain a gradual approach for the launching of the currency. ECOWAS explained that a new date for the ...

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CMA CGM Suspends Peak Season Surcharges

Shipping Companies Must Refund Arbitrary Charges For Cargo Transfer - NSC

By Kenneth Jukpor French Container Transportation and Shipping Company, CMA CGM has followed in the footsteps of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in announcing the suspension of the application of the peak season surcharge on ships calling in Nigeria from ...

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APM Terminals Apapa Boosts Efficiency With Scalable 4G Wireless Network

APM Terminals Apapa Boosts Efficiency With Scalable 4G Wireless Network

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure seamless port operations via technology, APM Terminals Apapa has rolled out public 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks at its facilities. The rollout is aimed at enhancing efficiency and productivity at West ...

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NAGAFF Demands Clarity On $3.1bn Customs Modernization Project

NAGAFF Demands Clarity On $3.1bn Customs Modernization Project

Highlight several failed e-Customs contracts By Kenneth Jukpor   In a bid to address the ambiguity surrounding the $3.1billion Customs Modernization concession contract approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) recently, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) ...

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