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Reps C’ttee gives NPA thumbs down for under-utilization Of Eastern Ports

Reps C’ttee gives NPA thumbs down for under-utilization Of Eastern Ports

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics, Port News
August 15, 2019 The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee seeking to determine why the Warri, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Onne and Onitsha Inland Ports Complexes are not being put to maximum use, has blamed the federal government (FG) and NPA for enhancing the deliberate plot to thwart business activities in these ports. The committee at its public hearing on the matter on Thursday noted that the abandonment of the Eastern ports has led to the overwhelming business performances and congestion of the western ports. Members of the committee who unanimously frowned at the presentations of several federal government agencies to support why the ports should not work, were of the opinion that there were underlying ulterior motives to the challenges paraded by the agencies. Various ag...
FG Orders IOC’s To Clear Debt Owed Stevedoring Firms

FG Orders IOC’s To Clear Debt Owed Stevedoring Firms

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
By Tola Adenubi The Federal Government has ordered the International Oil Companies (IOC) to clear all outstanding debt being owed stevedoring firms in the nation’s maritime sector. Disclosing this to the Tribune Online exclusively on Sunday, President of the National Association of Stevedoring Companies (NASC), Bolaji Sunmola who attended the meeting held in Abuja last Wednesday explained that the IOC’s have been given a timeline to comply with the laws of the land. NASC President said, “you know that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is mandated by law to appoint stevedoring firms at the nation’s seaports. “The stevedoring firms being owed by the IOC’s were duly appointed by the NPA, and so refusal to pay the stevedoring firms monies belonging to the maritime workers by the I...