Ships & Ports

Between NIMASA certificates and maritime certificates in Nigeria

Last month the Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers & Water Transport Senior Staff Association raised an alarm that certificates issued by the Nigerian Maritime...

CRFFN in the eye of the storm

Penultimate week, when the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) rose from its 18th Governing Council Meeting and said that three more...

Transport sector under Umar

When the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar was appointed in July 2011, he made it very clear that President Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda would be the major...

Evolving a consolidated shipping charge system

Against the background of alleged arbitrary charges in the maritime industry, particularly on cargoes, the issue occupied the front burner at a Free Clinic on Arbitrary...

Pirates grow wealthy — and get own letterhead

Welcome to the Pirate Action Group. Pirate commander Jamal wishes to congratulate you on being hijacked. Kindly speak to his negotiator about your ransom, bearing in...

Beyond arrest of alleged killers of GWVS boss NIMASA

Last Monday the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) paraded 10 persons suspected to be the alleged killers of the Managing Director of Global...

Of the new Lagos State Traffic Law and port operations

Penultimate Thursday, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, signed the new Lagos State Traffic Law. Many Lagosians are excited about the law, because...

Has the ‘banana peel’ syndrome spread to NPA?

The firing and hiring of chief executives of government organisations in the Nigerian maritime industry is a recurrent decimal, and, therefore, stakeholders are not...

Protests: When’s it time to go home?

This is some dummy copy. You’re not really supposed to read this dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy...

Storm over CRFFN accreditation of freight forwarding associations

For industry watchers, cases of disagrements between persons within a particular feight forwarding association and persons in different organisations is legendary, with...

Nigerian National Shipping Lines Limited – The Beginning And The End

The establishment of the Nigerian National Shipping Lines Ltd was borne out of government deliberate policy not only to participate in the invisible earning sector of...

The truth in Customs’ sermon on zero tolerance for corruption

When Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi was appointed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), promoting zero tolerance for corruption was listed as part...