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California Governor signs Executive Order to tackle port congestion 

  California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an Executive Order directing state agencies to identify additional ways to alleviate congestion at California ports. “California’s ports are critical to our local,…

Customs intercepts live ammunition, drugs in Oyo, Ogun

  The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday said its operatives intercepted 751 pieces of 70mm live ammunition concealed in cassava flour in…

Group condemns invasion of shipping agencies by security officials 

  The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Senior Staff Association of Shipping, Clearing & Forwarding Agencies (SSASCFA) has condemned in strong terms a forceful invasion of five shipping agencies by…

Freight forwarders threaten strike over alleged extortion by shipping firms  

  Freight forwarders under the aegis of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) have threatened to withdraw their services over alleged multiple extortion by shipping lines operating in…

NIMASA seeks support for Nigeria’s election into IMO Council 

  Ahead of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council Election scheduled to hold virtually in December, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has…

NISA remains optimistic on CVFF disbursement 

  The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA), Chief Isaac Jolapamo has assured that the long-awaited disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) to indigenous ship owners…

Port of Los Angeles reports busiest September on record

  The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the United States, reported its busiest September on record last month as supply chain disruptions continue. The port said…

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna rail track

  The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday confirmed that the rail tracks for the Kaduna-Abuja train services were in the evening of Wednesday blown up with explosives planted on…

Families demand N4.5bn from Customs over extrajudicial killings 

  The families of the victims of the Eid-el-Fitri day shooting by men of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in Iseyin, Oyo State, have demanded N4.5 billion as compensation. The…

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Nigeria’s IMO Council bid as a wild goose chase 

  Past management teams at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have woefully failed the maritime industry – and by extension the Nigerian economy, due to their predilection…

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Benefits of developing our inland waterways

By Capt. Chris Nezianya   Nigeria is blessed with many rivers, most of which are navigable. The two major rivers are Rivers Niger and Benue. They provide livelihood for the…

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