How Oneport 365 facilitates trade through investment in logistics infrastructure

To grow the volume of non-oil export from Nigeria requires investment in logistics infrastructure, which is currently in short supply. However, logistics firms such as Oneport 365 are doing extraordinary things to ensure the country takes its rightful place in export business, write Amaka Anagor Ewuzie The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recent statistics show…

NIMASA making efforts to secure sea time for more Nigerian cadets – Jamoh

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has made significant progress in securing sea time berths for cadets trained under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), despite the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic. Bashir Jamoh, director general of the Agency, disclosed this in Lagos following a recent three-month extension granted the 400 Nigerian seafarers…

CMA CGM, MSC suspend collection of Peak Season Surcharge on Nigerian goods

After serious protect by Nigerian importers through the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), CMA CGM, the French Container Transportation and Shipping Company, has followed in the footsteps of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in announcing the suspension of the application of the Peak Season Surcharge on cargoes calling in Nigeria from 1st October, 2020. The Mediterranean…

APM Terminals Apapa boosts operational efficiency with 4G wireless network

APM Terminals has rolled out its public 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network at its facility in Apapa, the West Africa’s largest container terminal, to enhance operational efficiency and productivity. 4G LTE is a standard-based network that uses radio equipment to service the terminal’s applications and ensure that services can be tailored to process a very…

FG assures of ending gridlock in Nigeria’s ports soon

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hassan Bello, has assured that the gridlock typically experienced around Nigeria’s port corridors will soon disappear. The assurance is buoyed by the ongoing rail deployment for evacuation of cargoes from the port, as well as the digitalisation of shipping operations, to ensure effectiveness and better service delivery, Bello…

Again, Shippers’ Council frowns at 100% manual inspection of cargo by Customs

Hassan Bello, executive secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has again frowned at the manual examination of cargoes at the nation’s seaports by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Speaking at a virtual meeting organised by the Council in Lagos recently, Bello, who described such as ‘laborious and time wasting,’ charged Customs Service…

Marine Police promises to protect dredgers against theft

Anderson Bankole, acting assistant inspector general of police (AIG) Maritime and commissioner of police (CP) has assured members of the Dredgers Association of Nigeria of Police protection in the discharge of their legitimate businesses. Responding to the request by the executive members of the association during a familiarisation visit to the marine force headquarters annex…