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NPPM’s Advisory Committee meets Jime

NPPM’s Advisory Committee meets Jime

News Feature, Press Release
…Says the manual has aided port operations Advisory Committee of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM), has said that it has recorded landmark achievements in port operations since the introduction of the manual at the nation’s seaports. Chairman of NPPM’s Advisory Committee, Prince Olayiwola Shittu stated this when he led the committee on a courtesy visit to NSC’s Headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday. ‘This is a Committee that was set up to work pro-bono to assist Nigerian Shippers’ Council to achieve the mandate as contained in the NPPM. The manual is to support the Ease of Doing Business initiated by federal government. “The CEO has invited us to brief him about our activities in-order to enable him know what is going on in the NPPM’s committee’’, he said. He affirmed thei...
SHIPPERS COUNCIL SLASHES PORT CHARGES BY 34 PERCENT

SHIPPERS COUNCIL SLASHES PORT CHARGES BY 34 PERCENT

Breaking News, Maritime, News Feature, Port News
The Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, yesterday disclosed that it has slashed port charges by 34 percent thereby redirecting Nigerian bound cargoes hitherto diverted to ports of neighbouring countries. Speaking at the third annual Ministerial stakeholders meeting in Lagos, Executive Secretary of the Council, Mr. Hassan Bello said that the processing of further production is ongoing. Although, the Council was silent on the details on the reduction of port charges he, however said that the container cleaning fee that was collected by shipping firms from importers has been cancelled. Bello said that negotiation with terminal operators and shipping companies with regards to port charges is going on adding that with time more of the charges will be reduced. He said: ‘We have reduce...
FG Directs Shippers’ Council to Carry out Audit of All Port Terminals

FG Directs Shippers’ Council to Carry out Audit of All Port Terminals

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to carry out a comprehensive audit of all seaport terminals in the country. The government also decried the arbitrarily high shipping charges in West and Central Africa sub-region and called for a downward review of the charges to promote trade among countries in the sub-region. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo gave the directive in Abuja at the opening session of a three-day sub-regional summit on ‘Unfair Shipping Surcharges and High Local Shipping Charges at the Ports of West and Central Africa Sub-region’ hosted by the NSC. He said, “The Federal Government has mandated the NSC in her capacity as the port economic regulator to carry out a comprehensive audit of all seaport terminals in Nigeria to as...