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65% inbound containers stop in Onitsha, Aba – FG

65% inbound containers stop in Onitsha, Aba – FG

••• Says plans ongoing to open Lake Chad waterways The Federal Government has said that at least 65 per cent of cargoes coming into Nigeria through the Lagos port end up in the South-East, especially Onitsha and Aba, in Anambra …

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70% global trade done through maritime – FG

70% global trade done through maritime – FG

  The Federal Government has said that the maritime sector is responsible for the transportation of about 70 per cent of globally-traded goods. It also said that the sector was a major contributor to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. The …

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FG declares support for Ondo deep seaport

FG declares support for Ondo deep seaport

  Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, said the Federal Government would soon officially declare the proposed Ondo seaport facility as a deep seaport, to herald the commencement of other processes at the facility. Sambo, in a statement by his Director …

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Maritime workers threaten service withdrawal over dilapidated quays

Maritime workers threaten service withdrawal over dilapidated quays

Weeks after the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, inspected the dilapidated portion of the Tin Can Island quay apron in company of some heads of maritime agencies, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has threatened to withdraw their services from …

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Regional shipping line to commence operations 2023 –NEXIM

Regional shipping line to commence operations 2023 –NEXIM

The Nigeria Export-Import Bank has disclosed that a sub-Saharan regional shipping line, Sealink, will commence operations between the end of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. A statement quoted the Head, Strategy and Communication, NEXIM, Mr Tayo Omioji, to …

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Shippers’ council partners airfreight stakeholders

Shippers’ council partners airfreight stakeholders

  The Nigerian Shippers Council has concluded plans to synergise with airfreight stakeholders to promote seamless trade and create an enabling environment for businesses. This was contained in a statement by the Head, Public Relations, NSC, Rakiya Dhikru-Yagboyaju recently. According …

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Ocean Deep Group Gets Triple Honours At OMIS Award

Ocean Deep Group Gets Triple Honours At OMIS Award

  It was an award galore for Ocean Deep Group at the just concluded Maritime and Offshore(OMIS) Award night as they clinched three categories of the award.  While Ocean Deep Maritime Academy received award as an Outstanding Maritime School with international and …

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Maritime Editors Tackle Imo  Gov On Buhari’s  Orashi River Dredging

Maritime Editors Tackle Imo  Gov On Buhari’s  Orashi River Dredging

  The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP)  on Monday raised concern about the  statement  credited to   Governor  Hope Uzodinma of Imo State  who said  the federal government had approved  the dredging of Orashi River to the Atlantic Sea  …

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WMD: Nigeria, IMO Seek Sustainable Shipping Development

WMD: Nigeria, IMO Seek Sustainable Shipping Development

The Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Sambo has said Nigeria is committed to achieving greener shipping in line with the campaign by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, to attain sustainable development in the maritime industry. This is just as Nigeria joins the IMO to commemorate …

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CRFFN: Board Alleges N1.03bn Diversion, Forgery, Insubordination by Registrar/CEO

CRFFN :Board Alleges N1.03bn Diversion, Forgery, Insubordination by Rgistrar/CEO

   * Registrar abandons N343million Abuja head office contract part payment for over N800million Lekki property. * Board, says” Nwakohu must go”      The Council for the Regulations of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) is increasingly becoming a cesspool …

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Smugglers shoot Customs officers, abandon 81,425 PMS litres

Smugglers shoot Customs officers, abandon 81,425 PMS litres

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service,  said that suspected smugglers shot severally at officers of the service in an attempt to smuggle 81, 425 liters of Petroleum Motor Spirit at Badagry area of Lagos State …

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Sambo seeks Foreign Partnership To Boost Nigeria’s Transport infrastructure

Sambo seeks Foreign Partnership To Boost Nigeria's Transport infrastructure

The Minister of Transportation Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has called on foreign investors to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities provided by the Nigerian transport infrastructure. Sambo made this call while presenting a paper on Financing Nigeria’s Transport Infrastructure,at the …

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Why CRFFN Has Not Intervened In AMATO, Customs Rift – Tsanni

Why CRFFN Has Not Intervened In AMATO, Customs Rift - Tsanni

By Frank Odinukaeze The chairman, Governing Council, Council For the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), Dr. Abubakar Tsanni has revealed in an exclusive interview with MMS Plus,why the Council has remained silent in the rift between the Nigeria …

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Why Nigeria Loses $2bn Annually to Ship Chandling sub- sector – Dr. Enebeli

Why Nigeria Loses $2bn Annually to Ship Chandling sub- sector - Dr.Enebeli

By Frank Odinukaeze Deliberate lack of clear policy direction,and outright refusal by some inordinate elements within government to formulate effective policy for implementation of Chandling activities in Nigeria,have been identified as major reasons why Nigeria has been losing scarce foreign …

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Buhari Confers OFR Award on NIMASA DG, Bashir Jamoh

Buhari Confers OFR Award on NIMASA DG, Bashir Jamoh

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conferment of the National Honours in the rank of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) on the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh. …

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Seme Customs Command Intercepts 75,000 Litres of Fuel Worth N19.7Million

Seme Customs Command Intercepts 75,000 Litres of Fuel Worth N19.7Million

The Seme Border Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted another large quantity of petroleum products packaged in sacks and Jerry cans along the bushes within Seme and Badagry.In a press statement issued by the Command Spokesman, a …

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Energy crunch crimping Europe hurts demand for commodity ships

Energy crunch crimping Europe hurts demand for commodity ships

The cost of shipping commodities like grains, metals and coal has fallen as soaring energy prices in Europe throttle global economic growth.Manufacturers of products such as fertilizer, aluminum and vegetable oils are curtailing production in Europe as the energy crunch …

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Nigeria records over $1.69bn exports to US in 2020 as Buhari seeks increase in trade

Nigeria records over $1.69bn exports to US in 2020 as Buhari seeks increase in trade

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the United States as Nigeria’s main trading partner and one of ‘‘our most important diplomatic partners.’’ This, he said, underscored the need for concerted efforts to increase the volume of bilateral trade. Mr Femi Adesina, …

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Inland waterways critical to Nigeria’s prosperity – FG

Inland waterways critical to Nigeria’s prosperity – FG

  The Federal Government has described the nation’s inland waterways as veritable channels for Nigeria’s prosperity. The government said the waterways were long overdue for harnessing, with economic potential capable of revolutionising the country’s economy through the creation of thousands …

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NCS, stakeholders brainstorm to boost export

NCS, stakeholders brainstorm to boost export

The Nigeria Customs Service has engaged maritime stakeholders operating free trade zones in the country concerning the procedure for export from the zones into the country. Addressing the stakeholders at an event over the weekend in Apapa, Lagos, Deputy Comptroller …

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