Category: Reports

Customs to commerce electronic cargo tracking in 2019- Ali

Scanners, 100% examination and Nigeria Customs Service

From all indications, what gave rise to the recent deployment of another Customs unit, known as Customs Strike Force, to the ports was the perception by the Customs high...

Buhari signs anti-monopoly law

NIWA bill, other maritime bills and presidential assent

Recently, President Mohammadu Buhari denied assent to the National Inland Waterways Authority Amendment bill. The bill, which seeks to amend the existing National...

Customs to commerce electronic cargo tracking in 2019- Ali

Customs Strike Force and uneasy calm at the ports

Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, has again stirred the hornet’s nest at the ports with the latest directive to his Strike Force to re-examine goods inside the...

Olorunnimbe-Mamora

NIWA: The burden of unfulfilled mandate

Exactly two years ago, the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi tasked the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on delivery of its mandate. The minister...

Still on the ‘hijack’ of Turkish Ship El-Hiblu 1

Still on the ‘hijack’ of Turkish Ship El-Hiblu 1

A few weeks ago, precisely on March 27, 2019, the world was jolted by the report of the “hijacking” of a Turkish ship, El Hiblu1, a cargo ship, in European waters....

Ist Story - pirates

Piracy: The cheery news from IMB

A fortnight ago, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialized department of the International Chamber of Commerce, released its report for the first quarter of...

The sad story of another floating dock

Dry docking is an integral part of shipping business. Ships must be in good shape to crisscross the world’s vast oceans. To ensure that a ship is always seaworthy, the...

Shipowners tag NIMASA industry forecast ‘extremely unrealistic’ 

NIMASA’s ‘basket of incentives’ to ship owners

In a recent interaction with journalists, the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said his agency...

Inland waterways transportation and its saboteurs

Inland waterways transportation and its saboteurs

By Enyeribe Anyanwu The comatose state of inland water transportation remains a sad commentary on present day Nigeria. During the colonial era, inland waterways...

Potential impact of Brexit on the maritime industry 

BREXIT: A time bomb ticking in Wales

There’s an ominous number that keeps coming up in conversations among workers at the port handling the bulk of trade between the U.K. and Ireland: “the 29th.”...

Exploiting Nigeria’s unknown flower, fruit and vegetable export market

While many African countries have yet to realize the potentials in horticultural and vegetable exports, Kenya has positioned itself as a major supplier of both in the...

30,000 tons of cocoa trapped in Apapa gridlock 

Where did the trucks go?

By Enyeribe Anyanwu This was the question on the lips of Lagosians as they woke up Friday morning last week to find that trucks and tankers had suddenly disappeared from...