Ships & Ports

Lack of oceangoing vessels blamed for high cost of doing business in Nigeria

Lack of adequate indigenous tonnage to compete against foreign vessel owners has been identified as the major cause of the high cost of doing business in Nigeria. A...

DESTINATION INSPECTION – Global Scan boss, Udechukwu, raises doubts about Customs’ capacity

– DESTINATION INSPECTION – Global Scan boss, Udechukwu, raises doubts about Customs’ capacity … Alleges entrusting scanners in Service’s...

NAGAFF boss, Aniebonam joins issues with Minister over CRFFN Interim Governing Council

NAGAFF boss, Aniebonam joins issues with Minister over CRFFN Interim Governing Council … Describes exclusion of freight forwarders as ‘senseless’ The...

Suspected Nigerian pirates seize 4 foreign crew

Suspected Nigerian pirates seize 4 foreign crew • British envoy laments Niger Delta piracy Four crewmembers, including two Ukrainians, a Russian and another man from...

US, Nigeria battle international criminals

US, Nigeria battle international criminals … Sign Customs Mutual Assistance deal The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and its American counterpart, the United States...

Ports Police nabs suspected ship burglars

Ports Police nabs suspected ship burglars … Recovers loot The Marine Operations Unit of the Ports Authority Police Command (PAPC) last Thursday apprehended five...

NAGAFF threatens strike over ports security raids

Attempts by security operatives to rid the nation’s ports, particularly those in Lagos, of miscreants may have rubbed the National Association of Government...

Tanker escapes pirates’ attacks in Gulf of Guinea

A Euronav tanker prevented a boarding by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Guinea after shots were fired, then warded off a second potential incident a week later,...

How Nigeria incurred N170.2bn food imports bill in 6 years – CBN

Nigeria’s dependence on imported foods has been on the increase, with the country expending N170.2 billion in six years, according to a report by the Central Bank...

APM Terminals warns of delays in container scanning

APM Terminals warns of delays in container scanning … Urges importers to apply for fast-track clearance The management of APM Terminals Apapa Limited has advised...

Nigeria loses N360bn annually to rice importation, says FG

Nigeria is losing about N360billion annually from the importation of rice, according to the Federal Government. Making this revelation, the Minister of Information and...

Customs Zone ‘A’ boss, Gbemudu, optimistic about realising 2013 revenue target

The Zonal Coordinator, Zone ‘A’, Nigeria Customs Service, Assistant Comptroller-General Victor Gbemudu is optimistic that the Zone, which houses the major revenue...