Category: Reports

NAFDAC impounds 45 containers of tramadol at seaports

Curbing the tramadol menace

The Nigeria Customs Service and the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) among other sister agencies demonstrated commendable cooperation...

National shipping carrier: Revisiting another failed venture

National shipping carrier: Revisiting another failed venture

Former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, stirred the hornet’s nest as he was leaving office early last month. During a valedictory meeting with maritime...

Gulf of Guinea, East Africa record increased pirate attacks in 2017  

How to stop pirates plaguing West Africa 

Remember those Somali pirates? Earlier this decade, they brazenly hijacked giant oil tankers, demanded ransoms in the millions of dollars, and gave Tom Hanks yet another...

How Petrogress MD faked pirate attack, abduction of seafarers — Navy 

MT Apecus ‘hijack’ and matters arising

The story of the reported hijack of a Palau flagged vessel, MT Apecus, off Bonny coast in the Niger Delta and the subsequent revelations on the ship deserves more than a...

Apapa gridlock: Lagos acquires land for trailer park in Ojo

The presidential ultimatum to trucks on Apapa roads

The President, Mohamadu Buhari, on Wednesday last week issued an ultimatum to truck owners to vacate the Apapa port access roads and bridges within 72 hours. He also...

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...

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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....

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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...

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