Category: Editorial

COVID-19 and exit of cargoes from the ports

  The world over, ports are regarded and treated as critical infrastructure. They are more or less the life-wire of world economy hence they are treated with utmost...

hameed ali

Customs and evacuation of cargoes by barges

  The commencement of evacuation of containers by barges at the Lagos ports was a welcome development that was highly applauded by maritime industry operators....

PHOTOS: Customs intercept $8m cash at Lagos Airport

Customs money seizure and reward for excellence

  For a country whose citizens are used to the news and stories of corruption and graft in government agencies, the news of the seizure of $8,065,612 cash by the...

Rotimi Amaechi

Banning road haulage of some cargoes

  The Federal Government recently made a statement that is deserving of attention, through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. While speaking at a panel...

NPA and its scandalous airfares 

  A wave of criticisms and outrage has trailed the recent approval of astronomical airfares for the management and staff of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Both the...

Group lauds NPA for addressing Apapa gridlock

Uniformed men and Apapa gridlock

  The role of uniformed men in perpetuating the infamous Apapa traffic gridlock cannot be underestimated. Their negative activities on Apapa roads and bridges have...

Master Mariners, others back cancellation of secure anchorage area 

Secured Anchorage Area: Let sanity prevail

  The lack of synergy, coupled with private and agency interest that has been the bane of Nigeria’s security architecture, has been on display in the maritime...

Border closure and unintended consequences

Border closure and unintended consequences

  The recent closure of Seme Border, the popular Nigerian border with Benin Republic, has observably been yielding the intended benefits. Smuggling of items into...

Customs to commerce electronic cargo tracking in 2019- Ali

Customs endless recruitment exercise

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on April 17, 2019 opened its portal for the recruitment of 3,200 officers and men of the Service. Nearly five months down the line, the...

Rotimi-Amaechi

Amaechi’s unfinished business in the maritime sector

  Honourable Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is one of the cabinet members in President Buhari’s first term in office that retained their portfolios in the second term...

Warri-Port

Warri deep seaport and port master plan

Not long ago, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) said it will soon complete the Financial Due Diligence (FDD) for the $3.9 billion Warri deep...

Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail’ll ready in June

HLSI maritime security contract and Amaechi

The former Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, stunned the maritime industry a fortnight ago when he said that whether HLSI Security Systems and Technologies...