Category: Maritime

Tin Can Customs Command confiscates 93 containers from smugglers

Customs Area Controller in charge of Tin Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Tajudeen Olanrewaju has disclosed that from January to March 2013, the command have enriched Federal Government pocket with a total sum of N50,177,636,394.00 [fifty billion, one hundred and seventy-seven million, six hundred and thirty-six thousand, three hundred and ninety-four Naira] as against

The Nigerian Maritime Industry Commercial Regulator’s Battle

Stakeholders in the shipping industry have called for the transformation of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), there are strong indications that the Federal Ministry of Transport may be considering transmuting one of its departments or the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) into becoming a commercial regulator for the Nigerian maritime industry into a commercial regulator.

NEW ROLES FOR NPA IN A CONCESSION REGIME

The desire to achieve turn-around-time for vessels, reduced cargo dwell time, safety and security of persons, ships and cargo as well as protection of the environment are major determinants of a good, efficient and user-friendly port. “The port reform programme was therefore, designed to make the ports competitive, innovative and capable of attracting private sector…

NIMASA Supports MAN Oron with N2bn

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has supported the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, Akwa Ibom State with a donation of N2 billion. This is apart from the statutory five per cent of NIMASA’s income that the academy receives. The NIMASA, Director-General, Patrick Akpobolokemi, revealed this in Lagos yesterday during the visiting…