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SON speaks on online portal hiccups 

Do you support moves by the Standards Organization of Nigeria to return to the port?

I am in support of it because most government agencies not officially assigned to be at the seaports are currently unofficially around or having their operatives...

Busiest port in U.S. sees 23% drop in cargo volume

Busiest port in U.S. sees 23% drop in cargo volume

  On Tuesday, the Port of Los Angeles, the United States’ busiest port and a hub for Chinese imports, said February’s TEU volumes decreased 22.9% compared to...

Do you think the ban on okada has affected cargo clearance at the port?

Do you think the ban on okada has affected cargo clearance at the port?

It has not because every freight forwarder does not go into the port by okada. We Nigerians are very resilient, people immediately found alternatives by using the ban of...

Singapore slashed port dues for passenger ships 

Singapore slashed port dues for passenger ships 

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is cutting port dues to provide relief to vessel owners and operators who have seen a drop in passenger volumes due to...

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

I do not think that CTN will curb criminal activities in the port. We have tried CTN years back, and for reasons best known to the regulators, it was discontinued. The...

Overtime cargo has taken 30% of port space — Operator 

Overtime cargo has taken 30% of port space — Operator 

  The General Manager, PTML Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, Tunde Keshinro, has lamented that overtime cargo abandoned at the terminal since 2016 have taken...

30,000 tons of cocoa trapped in Apapa gridlock 

NIS: Factories operating inside port compound Apapa gridlock

  The Life Patron of the Nigeria Institute of Shipping (NIS), Caleb Okoye, has said that past governments at the centre made a mistake in authorising the...

$10 billion Bagamoyo Port project

$10bn port project: Tanzania shops for investors 

  Tanzania is open to discussions with investors on the $10 billion Bagamoyo Port project, but will prioritize the interests of the East African nation, the local...

Singapore to extend port rebates for car carriers

Singapore to extend port rebates for car carriers

  The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has decided to extend port rebates for car carriers in order to fuel growth in the vehicle transhipment business in...

Bala Usman: Port Harcourt Port has reached the end of its lifespan 

  The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says the Port Harcourt Port in Rivers State has reached the end of its lifespan. ...

Greek ferry returns to port after fire incident 

Greek ferry returns to port after fire incident 

  A Greek ferry returned to the port of Igoumenitsa in Greece with over 600 people aboard after a fire started aboard the vessel. According to the Hellenic Coast...

Apapa gridlock: Lagos acquires land for trailer park in Ojo

Port users accuse Customs unit of worsening Apapa gridlock

  Clearing agents and other port users in Lagos have raised alarm over the activities of officials of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of the Nigeria...