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Nigerian Shippers’ Council will continue to promote seamless movement of cargoes – Akutah Pius

Nigerian Shippers’ Council will continue to promote seamless movement of cargoes – Akutah Pius

News Feature, Port News
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers' Council ( NSC), Barr. Pius Akutah has said that Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), as Port Economic Regulator will continue to promote seamless movement of cargoes at the nation's ports. Barr. Akutah stated this when the management of Lekki Deep Sea Port led by the Managing Director, Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) promoters of Lekki Deep Sea Port, Mr. Du- Ruogang paid a courtesy visit to the NSC's Headquarters in Lagos on Thursday. The NSC boss, who appreciated the management of Lekki Deep Sea Port for the visit, expressed the Council's readiness to partner with the port in the areas that will boost their operations in the country. Stating their mission to NSC, Mr. Du - Ruogang, said that Lekki De...
BELLO KOKO INITIATES OVERTIME CARGO EVACUATION AT NIGERIAN PORTS

BELLO KOKO INITIATES OVERTIME CARGO EVACUATION AT NIGERIAN PORTS

Port News
The sustained advocacy of the Mohammed Bello Koko- led Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for the decongestion of the Ports to pave way for efficient operations received a boost on 23rd June, 2023, when Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Transportation Dr. Magdelene Ajani led an inter-agency team comprising of the NPA, Nigerian Customs (NCS)and the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) on assessment tour of overtime cargoes littering the Ports. The Lagos and Tin can Island Port Complexes and the Terminals therein including Ikorodu Lighter Terminal have over the years been occupied with 3,200 Units of overtime cars and about 3,295 units of overtime containers respectively, while the eastern ports have a combined total of 956 overtime containers. This awkward situati...
MUAZU SAMBO TOOK NIWA TO ITS ZENITH….. Dr George Moghalu

MUAZU SAMBO TOOK NIWA TO ITS ZENITH….. Dr George Moghalu

Maritime, Port News
Muazu Jaji Sambo is a boss anybody would like to have. His grasp of the Industry is amazing and dont forgot we are talking about an Industry man, having been around previously. Don't forget that he had stint at the Nigerian Ports Authority, while he spent a longer time at the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA . So for us at NIWA, he is one of our own. Here is a boss who does not privatize his achievements as if it was a solo effort, he is certainly a team player and believes that the accolades should go to the entire team. But the truth still remains that he's a good boss who is always appreciative. He listens to you, he is willing to hear you out, willing to assist to make sure you succeed. He's somebody, who from my knowledge of him, sees every success as a collective effor...
ASU BEKS TO HADIZA BALA USMAN: SHUT UP! YOU WERE SACKED FOR FINANCIAL IMPROPRIETY AND INSUBORDINATION.

ASU BEKS TO HADIZA BALA USMAN: SHUT UP! YOU WERE SACKED FOR FINANCIAL IMPROPRIETY AND INSUBORDINATION.

News Feature, Port News
As the controversy surrounding her book "Stepping on Toes" in which she made scathing remarks about former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi rages, fiery maritime Journalists and Publisher of Shipping World Magazine, Asu Beks, has fired back at the former Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman,saying she got booted out of office for acts bothering on gross financial impropriety and insubordination. Asu Beks and two other Journalists had last in 2021 dragged President Muhammadu Buhari , Attorney General of the Federation, Hadiza Bala Usman and two others before an Ikoyi High Court, presided over by Justice Garba Ringim over her premature reappointment and her flagrant abuses of the Public Procurement Act .Said Asu in a statement in Lagos weekend said,"This bo...
League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

News Feature, Port News
The League of Maritime Editors has reacted to the appointment of Mrs Josephine Moltok as the new image maker of the organization. The League described the appointment of Moltok as a good development considering the decades of her wealth of experience that she will be bringing to the new position. In a statement signed by the President of League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the League said Mrs Moltok is best fitted for the job. The statement described the appointment as simply putting a round peg in a round hole. Congratulating her on the appointment, the statement added that all these years in NPA, Moltok has proved herself as a worthy image maker while in the Roll-on-Roll-Off terminal/Tin Can ports and later in Apapa zonal of...
Port Consultative Council to immortalise Otunba Kunle Folarin, condoles with family

Port Consultative Council to immortalise Otunba Kunle Folarin, condoles with family

News Feature, Port News
MEMBERS of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, NPCC has concluded plans to immortalise the immediate past Chairman of the Council, Late Otunba Kunle Folarin who passed on about two weeks ago. Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of the late maritime guru, a member of the Council, Mr. Balaji Sunmola appealed to the wife of Otunba Folarin to allow the Council to be part of the funeral ceremonies. Sunmola also said that it was when the Council is made to part of the funeral that being part of the funeral ceremonies Speaking similar his daughter said that the family Mrs. Olamide Adeosun said the family did not realize how committed their was to the maritime industry until after his passage. She said: "We did not know he was a father to maritime industry, we thought h...
BREAKING: JUMBO SALARY COMING FOR NPA STAFFERS.

BREAKING: JUMBO SALARY COMING FOR NPA STAFFERS.

News Feature, Port News
There are indications that the Federal Government may have approved a new salary structure for staffers of the Nigerian Ports Authority, sources at the Federal Ministry of Transportation has confirmed to Shipping World. Usually dependable sources told this magazine that the former Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, had upon an application by the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority,Mohammed Bello Koko, approved an upward review of the salaries of workers of the Agency . The last time such an upward review of wages was embarked upon was in 2004.Early this week, the Agency's workers had threatened to shut down the nation's Seaports if the cry for improved wages was not heeded. President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju...
Shippers’ Council boss seek synergy with Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum.

Shippers’ Council boss seek synergy with Airfreight Stakeholders’ Forum.

News Feature, Port News
The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, has sought for between the Council Airfreight Stakeholders to achieve the common goal of promoting seamless trade and creating enabling environment for businesses. Jime made the call when the President Airfreight Stakeholders' Forum, Mr. Toyin Onifade led his members on a courtesy visit to the Councils Headquarters in Lagos . The NSC boss said his organization was statutorily established to protect the interest of shippers, adding that the Airfreight Stakeholders' Forum is essential to this fundamental responsibility. "I have had thorough briefing about the activities of Airfreight Stakeholders' Forum. I understand that the Forum has, expectedly, played a key role in airfreight matters. As Port Economic Re...
COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

News Feature, Port News
The Kwara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service now has a new Customs Area Controller. He is Compt. Aliyu Bello. Compt. Bello until his new posting served at Zone A Headquarters, Lagos. He is taking over the mantle of leadership of the Command from Compt. HB Ahmed who has been redeployed to Zone D Headquarters, Bauchi. At a brief handing over ceremony which held at the Command Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State, Compt. HB Ahmed appealed to officers and men of the Command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor. He thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the management team for the opportunity extended to him to serve as Area Controller. He urged the officers to accord the incoming controller maximum support to effectively discharge th...
STAKEHOLDERS KNOCK BELLO KOKO’S 30% REBATE FOR EASTERN PORTS BOUND VESSELS…

STAKEHOLDERS KNOCK BELLO KOKO’S 30% REBATE FOR EASTERN PORTS BOUND VESSELS…

News Feature, Port News
Importers doubt NPA'S Sincerity. Discordant tunes weekend greeted NPA'S planned 30 per cent incentive for vessels destined for the Eastern Ports as part of plans to decongest the Western Ports of Tin can and Apapa. Helmsman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko had last week in Port Harcourt, during a meeting with Stakeholders, unfolded plans by his management to "increase tariff relief by as much as 30 per cent for service providers as part of a multi pronged approach to attract more vessels and cargo traffic to the Eastern Ports " But in a sharp reaction, stakeholders who spoke with our correspondent likened Bello Koko's comments to an electoral promise which they said would end up in a trash can, as was in the past.Said an Aba based importer who did not want his na...