The second edition of the annual Ships & Ports Table Tennis Championship has been scheduled to hold this weekend at the prestigious Apapa Club, Lagos.
The competition is sponsored by the National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu.
Already, 22 persons have been registered to participate in the competition whose maiden edition was won last year by a staff of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mrs. Kehinde Borokini.
This year’s competition parades participants form major maritime organisations including three staff of NPA including the defending champion; three staff of Maersk Nigeria Limited; a staff of Sifax Group and a staff of ENL Consortium.
Other participants are drawn from Five Star Logistics; New Cargo Handling Company; PIL Nigeria Limited; Certified Institute of Shipping and Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL).
Coordinator of the Ships & Ports Table Tennis Competition, Mr. Daniel Nwankwuoke, said that the maiden edition of the championship held February last year, had 12 participants cutting across various segments of the maritime industry.
“The championship is the first of its kind in the shipping sector. The one-day competition, was instituted to promote recreation and healthy sporting activities among maritime industry operators,” he said.
Nwakwuoke said that the Ships & Ports Table Tennis Championship will complement the Annual Maritime Cup Football Competition organised by the leading maritime media firm, and further promote the well-being of industry operators and create camaraderie in the industry.
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