Category: Editorial

On ports efficiency

The rise of container volume in the Port of New York and New Jersey to nearly four per cent in 2011, year over year, breaking the annual record set in 2007 before the...

What manner of celebration by Presidential C’ttee on Ports Reforms?

The Presidential Committee on Ports Reforms, formerly known as the Port Monitoring Committee, was inaugurated last November with a brief to sanitise the ports, including...

Increased cargo throughput at Nigerian ports and provision of real-time harbour services

Recent statistics released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) indicate that Nigerian ports recorded a higher cargo throughput in 2011, compared to the cargo...

The unresolved alarm over imported explosives at Apapa Port

Two weeks ago, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) raised an alarm over explosives on board a merchant vessel, the Feng Kang Shan, that...

On the controversial contract between NIMASA and GWVS on Nigeria’s maritime domain security

Before stakeholders could commend the President Goodluck Jonathan penultimate week over the withdrawal of a bill that was seeking the establishment of a Maritime...

24-hr ports operations and the Nigerian situation

Agencies of government in the maritime industry, notably the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), have put structures in place,...

Why Abdullahi must have his changes @ NPA

With every sense of modesty, but as have become near-routine, SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yet again scored another major scoop Tuesday, January 15, 2013, “… the...

Reign of stability at Shippers’ Council

Stability in the leadership has never been a constance in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).Rather, the Agency has contended with recurring...