Category: Editorial

On 75 % of agents being unprofessional

Invasion of the maritime industry by non-professionals has been a major cry of practitioners in the maritime industry. There is no subsector in the maritime industry...

Ensuring just and equitable disbursement of CVFF

Ships & Ports reported months back that the names of six indigenous companies have been forwarded to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)...

Repositioning MAN, Oron

In 2008, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) launched the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP). The NSDP is a scholarship scheme...

The need to fast-track the emergence of the national carrier

The issue of getting a national carrier in Nigeria came to the fore again penultimate Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos organised by the Nigerian Maritime...

Why the cry over inadequate human capacity in Nigerian maritime industry?

Complaints over inadequate manpower by stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry have been resounding persistently for several years, with every other operator...

Of Nigeria’s preparedness for hub port status

The clamour for Nigeria to be a hub port in the West and Central African sub-region has been on for several years now, returning to the front burner at the...

NPA’s core obligations and common-user facilities

With the concession of several portions of the nation’s ports to private terminal operators in 2006, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) assumed the role of a landlord....

Beyond revenue collection by the Nigeria Customs Service

The government of a country needs funds in order to provide the basic amenities of life the citizenry. It is in view of this that taxes are imposed by governments...

Of Lagos Govt’s order on wrecks removal

Counting from when the Lagos State Government (LASG) issued a 21- day ultimatum to ship owners to remove their wrecked vessels littering waters in the state, the...

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...