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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...
SHIPPERS COUNCIL, TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY TO SENSITISE STAKEHOLDERS

SHIPPERS COUNCIL, TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY TO SENSITISE STAKEHOLDERS

News Feature, Port News
The Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT), in collaboration with Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) is organizing a sensitization programme on some functions of the council. The programme, which will be chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, is scheduled to hold Friday 22nd, July, 2022 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, by 9.00am. The theme of the programme "Port Economic Regulator - NSC in Focus” is aimed at enlightening the stakeholders and the general public on the mandate of Nigerian Shippers' Council as Port Economic Regulator. A paper titled " Promoting Competitiveness and Compliance in Nigerian maritime Industry", will be presented at this much anticipated event by Prof. Bongo Adi, a maritime economist. Re...
The Big Story: Kunle Oloyede, A Change Agent at Tin Can Island Port

The Big Story: Kunle Oloyede, A Change Agent at Tin Can Island Port

News Feature, Port News
History is replete with leaders who are called upon at times of crisis to take the gauntlet. Such challenges come with huge responsibilities and a trust factor. It took the helmsman at Customs House, Hameed Ali ,wide consultations to arrive at the decision to deploy Comptroller Kunle Oloyede to the second most powerful area Command. The task for a change of guard at the Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service came at a time the incumbent, Compt MBA Musa, was taking the nation by storm. If MBA Musa was not clamping down on drug and arm traffickers, he was raking billions of naira monthly to the Federation Account. If it was on the strength of competence,performance and public perception, MBA Musa would have continued to hold sway as Area Controller. But ironically, the o...