Importers, exporters seek Shippers’ Council collaboration on ECOWAS trade

Importers, exporters seek Shippers' Council collaboration on ECOWAS trade

Importers and exporters under the aegis of West African Association of Cross Border Trade have called for collaboration with the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in the area of trade facilitation amongst ECOWAS countries, as well as in cross border trade data expansion and compilation. A delegation from the group led by Mohammed Abdullahi, president of […]

APM Terminals, NRC restore rail service at Apapa Port 

APM Terminals, NRC restore rail service at Apapa Port 

APM Terminals Apapa and Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) have restored the evacuation of containers by rail from the Lagos Port Complex Apapa as part of efforts to decongest the roads. APM Terminals originally restored the rail service in 2013 running three times per week to Kano and Kaduna. Speaking in Lagos on Monday, the General […]

Nigeria hands over fishing vessel suspected of piracy to Ghana 

Nigeria hands over fishing vessel suspected of piracy to Ghana 

A fishing vessel, Marine 707, suspected of illegal activities in the Gulf of Guinea, near Lagos has been handed over to Ghanaian authorities by the Nigerian government for further investigations.  According to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), also handed over to the Ghanaian authorities by the agency were 51 crew members including […]

Inactive container shipping fleet hits 11.6% capacity — Alphaliner

By Samson Echenim with agency report Data from shipping analyst, Alphaliner have shown that the inactive container shipping fleet has reached an all time high of 11.6 percent of the fleet in capacity terms at the end of May.  Alphaliner data showed idle containership fleet stood at 2.72m teu as of 25 May, or 11.6 […]

Liberalise railway transport, develop non-oil export, ANLCA gives hints to develop Nigeria’s post-Covid-19 economy

FG intervention saves importers N34.12bn as shipping lines, banks return to work

The Nigerian government has been urged to liberalise the railway system to allow private investors in the critical transport system. The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) in aposition paper on Nigeria post-Covid-19 economy, also said the federal government needs to urgently raise efforts at developing the country’s monoil export to create jobs. In […]

NIMASA set for prosecution of pirates who attacked Chinese ship

NIMASA set for prosecution of pirates who attacked Chinese ship

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says it’s ready to begin prosecution of pirates who attacked a Chinese ship on May 15. The sea criminals will be the first to be prosecuted under Nigeria’s Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act signed into law in June 2019.  During the official handover of […]

How Nigeria Customs Service is killing businesses – – NECA

How Nigeria Customs Service is killing businesses - - NECA

Amidst the tough business terrain created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nigeria Customs Service is out to snatch the lives out of businesses in the country, the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) raised the alarm on Monday.  In a statement on Monday, Timothy Olawale, director general of NECA gave a list of unfriendly policies and anti-business […]

Freighters are facilitators of economy, Shippers’ Council says, completes COVID-19 support programme for truckers

Freighters are facilitators of economy, Shippers’ Council says, completes COVID-19 support programme for truckers

As Nigeria deepens trading activities ensuring seamless importation and exportation of goods amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council has described freighters as critical players in the shipping industry and facilitators of the economy. This is as the council rounds up the first phase of its COVID-19 support programme for the maritime community initiated […]