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More shipping lines impose surcharge on Nigeria-bound cargoes

  Danish shipping line Maersk and German carrier Hapag-Lloyd have imposed peak season surcharge of US$3,000 (about N4.5 million) and US$1,000 (about N1.5 million) per TEU respectively on containers coming…

First hydrogen-powered RTG crane begins commercial operations

  Japan’s Mitsui E&S and its U.S. subsidiary PACECO have announced the commencement of commercial operations of the “world’s first” hydrogen fuel cell-powered rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane, H2-ZE Transtainer crane,…

APM Terminals Apapa hosts maiden exporters forum

  Nigeria’s largest container terminal, APM Terminals Apapa on Wednesday hosted the maiden edition of its “Exporters Forum”, with a promise to support the Federal Government’s drive to diversify the…

Chinese ports record 10% rise in Q1 volume

  Container volume and cargo throughput at Chinese ports both achieved positive growth in the first quarter of this year. In Q1, container volume at major Chinese ports was 76.73…

Police arraign ‘Customs agent’ for alleged N17.25m fraud

  Operatives of the Maritime Police Command, Force Headquarters, have arrested a suspected fake Customs agent, Boniface Chimezie, 40, and dragged him before a Lagos Magistrate’s court for allegedly obtaining…

SIFAX Group Chairman identifies blue economy potential at LAUTECH Lecture

  SIFAX Group, Chairman, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, has identified coastal tourism and renewable energy generation as some of the potential areas of growth that Nigeria needs to take advantage of…

Nigeria Customs Service gets 5 new DCGs, 8 ACGs

  The Nigeria Customs Service Board has announced the appointment of five new Deputy Comptrollers-General (DCGs) and eight Assistant Comptrollers-General (ACGs) of Customs. During its 59th regular meeting chaired by…

Nigeria’s inflation hits 33.69% — highest in 28 years

  Nigeria’s headline consumer inflation rose to a new 28-year high in April, hitting 33.69% year-on-year, up from 33.20% in March. Data released on Wednesday by the National Bureau Statistics(NBS)…

Customs to buy 200 Toyota Land Cruisers for N12.5bn

  The Federal Government has approved the purchase of 200 Toyota Land Cruiser Buffalo V6 vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The vehicles will be purchased at the sum…

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Hadiza Bala Usman’s book of 99 errors

  I finally found the time last week to read Hadiza Bala Usman’s polemic titled “STEPPING ON TOES: My Odyssey at the Nigerian Ports Authority”. It is a small book…

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Merging NIMASA with Customs, FIRS dangerous

  By Dr. Ade Dosunmu  My attention has been drawn to speculation purported to have emanated from the Presidential Policy Advisory group erroneously classifying the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety…