10 most viewed Ships & Ports maritime stories of 2018

10 most viewed Ships & Ports maritime stories of 2018



2018 was quite an eventful year for the Nigerian maritime industry and that meant the staff of Ships & Ports were on their toes all through the year keeping abreast of major events as they unfolded. We are aware that you depend on us to serve fresh stories daily, so we strengthened our news offering and new media presence, without letting go of our print version, to ensure you – our esteemed readers – did not miss anything. As a result of the diligence of our reporters, writers and columnists, we witnessed unprecedented traffic on our website and other social media platforms. 

As the year gradually winds down, we deemed it necessary to bring the top 10 stories of 2018 to your attention. Have a pleasant reading experience.  


1. Customs approves new window for payment of duty on smuggled vehicles


2. Customs officers kick against new uniform


3. Shipping companies to suspend demurrage for 3 months, says Task Force chief


4. Junior Customs officers allege bias in promotion exercise


5. Dangote Refinery receives its first ship, BBC Naples


6. Amaechi keeps mum as Buhari cancels controversial $195m maritime security contract


7. Customs intercepts two containers of Tramadol, arrests suspect


8. Amaechi: Buhari didn’t know I’m building N18bn Transportation University in Daura


9. FG picks retired army officer to head council of freight forwarders


10. South Africa arrests Russian ship heading to Lagos with explosives