Category: News

FOU Customs reads riot act to smugglers, seizes N67m contraband in one week 

  Acting Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, Usman Yahaya, has promised to intensify the unit’s...

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port

Man docked for stealing bags of rice, cash

  An 18-year-old man, Uchenna David Mgbere, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing three bags of rice and cash sum...

India arrests another Nigerian for hard drugs

Man pleads guilty to stealing tyres

  A 22-year-old man, Toheeb Bakare, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to stealing 10 pieces of vehicle tyres before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court at Satellite Town,...

DP World kicks against termination of concession agreement by Djibouti  

DP World wins another ruling against Djibouti over container terminal 

  Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World has won a further legal hearing against the Government of Djibouti over the Doraleh Container Terminal. The London...

Tanker collides with fishing vessel; 1 dead, 2 missing

Tanker collides with fishing vessel; 1 dead, 2 missing

  Odfjell’s 600-foot chemical tanker Bow Fortune collided with a fishing vessel on Tuesday, December 14, in Galveston, Texas. The 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy’s...

Singapore container port volumes up 8.7% in 2018

Port of Singapore container throughput hits record 37.3m TEU 

  The Port of Singapore’s container throughput in 2019 hit an all-time high of 37.2 million TEUs, amidst challenging global economic conditions driven by...

Container shipping

Global container shipping fleet to grow 3.5% in 2020 – Alphaliner

  The global container shipping fleet is expected to grow 3.5% in 2020 to hit 24.05 million TEU, according to analyst Alphaliner. The fleet ended 2019 with a total...

Suez Canal

Suez Canal bars ships from discharging scrubber water

  The Suez Canal Authority has advised shipowners that discharging wash water from open-loop scrubbers during transit in the waterway is strictly forbidden. Based...

Navy seizes N34m worth of smuggled rice, arrests seven suspects

Navy seizes 1,439 bags of smuggled rice in Ibaka 

  The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka in Mbo, Akwa Ibom State, arrested six suspected smugglers, seized 1,439 bags of smuggled rice between December...

India arrests Nigerian, four others with 120g of drug

Travel agent arraigned over alleged N1.2m Canadian visa fraud

  A travel agent, Adeyemi Aladetoyinbo, 42, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining N1.2 million to secure a Canadian...

Exporters lament $10bn loss to Apapa gridlock

Gridlock: Apapa residents convert properties to truck terminals – Opeifa

  Vice Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Apapa Gridlock, Kayode Opeifa, has raised alarm that some residents of Apapa, who have properties close to the...

Customs officers

Recruitment: Customs shortlists 162, 399 for aptitude test

  The Nigeria Customs Service on Monday said it has shortlisted a total of 162,399 for aptitude test out of the 828,333 candidates that applied for its 2019...