Category: Maritime

APPEAL COURT CONFIRMS SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL AS ECONOMIC REGULATOR, DECLARES ‘SLAC’ ILĹEGAL

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal once again affirmed the Nigerian Shippers Council as Economic Regulator of ports in Nigeria. It also  held the controversial ‘shipping line agency charge’ normally levied by shipping companies as illegal and void. Fourteen shipping companies led by Alraine Nigeria Limited had appealed the December 2014 judgment of…

MARITIME TRANSPORT POLICY IMPORTANT TO NATIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH- DAKUKU

… As IMO pledges Support in Policy framework drafting. The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Nigeria is in dire need of a Maritime Transport policy which will complement the existing National Transport Policy and advance the country’s global maritime trade. The DG stated…

24hr port operations: Customs CG, DG SON, others brainstorm

Advertisement The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, CGC, Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), the Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Osita Aboloma and other heads of government agencies and private sector operators in the maritime industry will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on 24-hour Port Operations in line with the…

NPA affirms NDLEA among eight agencies allowed in Ports

Advertisement The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has clarified that eight agencies of the Federal Government are allowed to operate and have physical representation at the ports in the country by virtue of a 2011 presidential directive. A statement signed by Mr Ibrahim Nasiru, a Principal Manager, Public Affairs at the Authority listed the eight agencies…