Category: Editorial

Lessons for Nigeria from the defeat at IMO Council’s election

Penultimate Friday Nigeria for the first time in about three decades, failed to be elected into the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Operators...

Re: Opinions on MAN, Oron continued existence

For sometime now, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) has come under severe criticisms over its performance rating over the years. MAN located in Oron, Akwa Ibom...

Customs Management and calls for the merger of Apapa and Lilypond Area Customs Commands

Calls for the merger of these two Lagos-based commands, Apapa and Lilypond area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), is a major issue thrown up by importers...

Lagos ports roads: Jinxed by abuse?

Last Thursday, the Nigerian media was awash with the outcome of the previous day’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House,...

What exactly is the issue about disbursement of CVFF?

The issue of the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has again assumed the front...

Feasibility of Customs new cargoes exit procedures at LPC

Over the years government through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and several other means had made conscious efforts to ensue that cargoes exit the nation’ s port at...

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...