Category: Editorial

Between the FG, the LASG and Wharf Landing Fees

Penultimate week the issue of the collection of Wharf Landing Fees by the Lagos State Government (LASG) was again brought to the front burner as the Federal Government...

NSC and its mandate to protect shippers’ interest

Established in 1978 by decree 13 NSC Act Cap. N133 LFN, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) was vested with the responsibility of protecting the interest of the...

On Transport Minister’s stance on the overstretched capacity of Nigerian seaports

While inaugurating a Project Development and Steering Committee (PDSC) for Ibaka Deep Seaport in Akwa-Ibom State, at the Conference Room of the Federal Ministry of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Between the Presidential Committee on Port Reforms and Customs agents, who is lying?

For a couple of weeks now, the issue of the purported return of evicted agencies from the nation’s ports has occupied the front burner, drawing the ire of notable...

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