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Nigeria’s Buhari imposes cargo vessel restrictions to curb coronavirus spread

LAGOS, March 26 - Nigeria will only allow cargo vessels that have been at sea for more than two weeks to dock in its ports to prevent the spread of coronavirus, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday. Health experts fear a widespread outbreak in...

NRC to flag off 24-hour evacuation of containers from Apapa

By Abdullateef Aliyu, Lagos In a major move that would address the perennial congestion and gridlock in the Apapa Area of Lagos State, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) is to flag off 24-hour movement of containers from the nation's busiest port in Apapa Lagos...

Foreign shipping firms top NSC’s complaints log

Foreign shipping firms in Nigeria topped the complaints chart by maritime stakeholders to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in the second half of last year. According to the log, from 150 complaints received within the period, 89 were about shipping companies. The complaints were...

By Godfrey Bivbere Nigeria’s maritime stakeholders have attributed the dumping of empty containers in the country to lack of supervision of container holding system. According to them, the dumped containers are those that have reached the end of their life circle Former National President of National Association...

Group labels Nigerian seaports most inefficient in West Africa region

10 June 2018, Naija247news, Lagos — The cumbersome transaction processes plaguing the nation’s maritime sector continued to attract negative reviews as a group has adjudged the nation’s seaports as the most inefficient with highest days of cargo dwell time in the West African sub-region. The...

With China accounting 30% shipping, Nigeria’s maritime sector threatened with $1.7bn revenue loss over coronavirus

Against rising concerns of a likely impact of COVID-19 disease popularly known as Coronavirus on the global economy, the shipping sector may be at the risk of losing an estimated $1.7 billion revenue if the disease is not stemmed. The most affected could be...

Nigeria Customs Zone ‘A’ Ikeja reports N2.5b for Half year 2017

Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos said it generated N2.5b between January to June 2017. The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Comptroller Mohammed Uba, in a statement said having intensified its anti-smuggling operations it intercepted various contraband with duty paid value...

Nigeria is Building New Deep Seaports To Ease Lagos’ Apapa Notorious Gridlock

Nigeria is building a new deep-seaport and considering two additional facilities to ease congestion at Apapa seaports, which currently handle about 80 per cent of all shipping traffic in the country. A new facility is already under construction in the Lekki Free Trade Zone...

Sanwo-Olu seeks approval for Badagry, Lekki Seaports

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday called on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to accelerate the process of giving approval to the State’s request to build two seaports in Lekki and Badagry. The Governor said the State had already deployed resources and manpower...

Cross River partners China to develop Bakassi Deep Seaport

The Cross River State government thursday signed a construction agreement for preliminary works at the Bakassi deep seaport with China Harbour Company. The Bakassi Deep Seaport project which is one of the signature projects of governor Ayade is expected to serve the North-eastern part of...
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