Category: Maritime

A Group of 13 Ghana stowaways arrives Algerias

A group of 13 stowaways was found hidden in two Maersk containers aboard a vessel which arrived at APM Terminals in Algeciras, Spain from Ghana, Maersk confirmed to World Maritime News.   The men spent two weeks inside two open-top containers aboard the Liberia-flagged boxship Panther, which departed Ghana on October 6, according to media…

NIMASA DG URGES NIGERIAN INVESTORS TO INVEST IN BLUE ECONOMY SECTOR

The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (Center) and other discussants at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit which held in Abuja recently. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr.Dakuku Peterside has charged Nigerians to key into the opportunities afforded by the Blue economy stating that it is the…

Intels failed to comply with directive on TSA –NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority said that it suspended its pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with maritime logistics firm, Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited because the firm failed to comply with the Federal Government’s directive on the Treasury Single Account. It could be recalled that the Federal Government had asked the NPA to void the boats…

 Alleged a new charge in maritime operations through the back door Agents Kick against, say Shippers’ Council Incompetent

Operators in the freight forwarding subsector of the maritime industry have lampooned the Nigerian Shippers’ Council for being docile as Shipping Lines have allegedly introduced a new charge through the back door. The charge: Port Additional Destination charge was said to have been introduced few days ago without consultation with the shippers or their agents,…

Seme Command Anti-smuggling Drive; Evacuates Over 2000 bags Smuggled Rice from Gbaji Community

The Seme Area Command in demonstration, pursuant and compliance with the enabling laws that set up the Nigeria Customs Service, Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA) No. 55 OF 1958 (Now Law of Federation of Nigeria LFN CAP C45 2004), Section 46, 47, 48, 57, 64, 68, 147, 149 and 150 provide penalty for improper/illegal…