Appeal Court Affirmed Shippers Council As Port Economic Regulator – Vongtau
Mr. Samuel Vongtau is the Director, Legal Services of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council(NSC),and in this interview with MMS Plus, he explains the misinterpretations arising from the judgment of the Court of Appeal, positing that the Judge did not rule that NSC is not the Port Economic Regulator. He equally notes that the prevailing confusion in the Bench, which gave birth to misinterpretations by the Bar and stakeholders spews serious threat to other presidential Executive Orders, especially the ones recently issued by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo….Read more
WHAT THE MARITIME LAWYERS SAY ABOUT THE JUDGMENT
Barr. Emmanuel Nwagbara is a maritime lawyer
The court held that NSC didn’t have the right in law to issue the notice which it did. The notice was published in 2014. The court did not pronounce on the NSC gazette which was issued later in 2015. In my opinion, NSC would continue to act as economic regulator under the 2015 order that the president signed. The one which the court nullified was the earlier one which was by delegated power which the President carried out by delegating power to the Minister to issue a letter upon which Shippers’ Council acted. What NSC has now is a port regulatory order signed by the President… Read more
Court Voiding Shipping Line Charges Is A Triumph For Shippers – Akabuogu
Emeka Akabogu is one of the defense counsels of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council(NSC) in the case between the shipping companies and NSC. In this brief chat with MMS Plus, he explains triumph of the shippers and the council.
The Court of Appeal judgment is in two dimesions. From the Shippers’ Council point of view, one aspect is a big win while the other aspect isn’t. What is more important for the maritime industry especially for the shippers, that is the importers…Read more
NSC vs Shipping companies Appeal Court Judgement
The Confusion We Put Ourselves In”—-Chidi Ilogu
Barr. Chidi Ilogu, SAN is a maritime lawyer, and one of the attorneys working for the terminal operators and the multinational shipping firms in Nigeria challenging the economic regulatory powers of the Nigerian Shippers Council(NSC) to checkmate the excesses of the operators in a port reforms regime.
In 2008, he was appointed the chairman of the Federal Ministry of Transport Committee on Complaints of Arbitrary Increases in Local Shipping Charges by Private Terminal Operators,Ship Agents and Bonded Terminal Operators and equally served as Chairman in 2010/2011 of the Federal Ministry of Transport Port Reforms Evaluation Committee. In this interview with MMS Plus, he speaks on recent Appeal Court Judgement on the case between the shippers’ council and his clients, admitting that some judges lack the knowledge of maritime issues, which is capable of affecting their judgements. However, he explains what transpired in the case between the Council and his clients…Read more