Maritime

Fed Govt releases fresh import guidelines

Dec 10, 2013

The Federal Government has issued fresh guidelines for cargo clearance at the ports and borders nationwide. Under the new regime, all documents must bear the product name, country of origin, specifications, manufacture, date and batch number, standards of production (e.g. Network Information Services (NIS), British Standards PD. International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), International Energy Standards (IES), Documentation…

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Corruption thrives in ports, says ICPC

Dec 10, 2013

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission yesterday confirmed that corruption is still thriving on a huge scale in Nigerian ports. It also said huge red-tape is reported by stakeholders in all the ports. The uncovering of large scale corruption is the thrust of a Report of Corruption Risk Assessment in the Ports Sector…

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Stakeholders harp on human capital development in maritime, oil and gas sectors

Dec 10, 2013

Stakeholders in the oil, gas and maritime sectors have stressed that for Nigerians to actively participate in the industries, a deliberate policy on massive investment in human capital development would be critical. The experts, who gathered at a recent forum, which deliberated on “Understanding Cabotage and Local Content in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry,”…

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Navy arrests 4 suspected pirates in Rivers

Dec 9, 2013

The Nigerian Navy has announced the arrest of four alleged sea pirates suspected to be behind various breach of maritime security in the nation’s waterways. In a statement issued by the The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Pathfinder, Base Information Officer, Lt.-Cdr. Abdulsalam Sani, on Sunday in Port Harcourt, it was stated that the suspects were arrested by troops of…

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We inherited dead scanners — Customs

Dec 9, 2013

The Nigerian Customs Service has accused the ousted service providers of leaving behind old-fashioned and obsolete scanners at the nation’s seaport, airports and border posts. Comptroller-General of customs, Alhaji Abdullai Dikko, who made the allegation, yesterday, in Lagos, disclosed that the service providers only provided 21 scanners during their extended stay of eight years in Nigeria.…

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Sea piracy: NIMASA boss, lawyers call for stiffer penalties

Dec 9, 2013

Director of Shipping Department,Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Captain Warredi Enisuoh and some senior  lawyers in Lagos, weekend, called for stiffer penalties to check the menace of sea  piracy and kidnapping on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking  at the end of year lecture of the Apapa lawyers’ forum of the Nigerian Bar Association,…

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NCS organises seminar on cabotage

Dec 6, 2013

The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has held its quarterly training programme tagged ‘Understanding Cabotage and Local Content in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry (upstream)’ in Lagos. The seminar, which examined the implementation and realisation of the Cabotage and Local Content regimes, sought indigenous participation and local capacity development in both the maritime and…

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IMO Assembly elects forty-member council

Dec 6, 2013

As the biennial conference of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) ends this week in its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, its Assembly has elected no fewer than 40 member nations as members of its Council. Those elected will serve in the council for another two years; that is 2014 to 2015. Under category A, ten…

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PAAR: Anxiety as Customs take-over of scanning operation

Dec 5, 2013

There is anxiety in the maritime industry over the take-over of destination inspection scheme by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. Vanguard gathered that the Service officially took over the operations yesterday after the hand over by the Service Providers. While the management of Customs over the weekend said that the Federal Government has directed that…

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FG to spend N217bn on Lekki Deep Seaport

Dec 5, 2013

The federal government Wednesday said it would spend N217 billion on the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos State. This was sequel to the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its weekly meeting presided over by the Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo. Briefing journalists shortly after  the FEC meeting, the Minister of…

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