Monthly Archives: March 2017

NPA MD pledges greater commitment for port industry, even as she bags award

NPA MD pledges greater commitment for port industry, even as she bags award

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has asserted that she has learnt so much within her short spell in the Port Industry, and that she…

GE Ventures leads $25m funding round in Israeli freight firm

GE Ventures leads $25m funding round in Israeli freight firm

Logistics tech company Freightos looks to expand its database of air, ocean and land shipping rates globally. Israel’s Freightos, the company that wants to bring innovation to the international…

Nigeria to showcase maritime potentials in Norway

Nigeria to showcase maritime potentials in Norway

…As Norwegian Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries visits NIMASA. Increasing the efforts to attract foreign investors to tap into opportunities in Nigeria’s maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime…

Akintola Williams Deloitte Report: Customs responsible for 82% of charges at Nigerian ports

Akintola Williams Deloitte Report: Customs responsible for 82% of charges at Nigerian ports

A study by Nigeria’s leading accounting firm, Akintola Williams Deloitte, has blamed the high cost of doing business at the nation’s seaports on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS…

World’s largest boxship readies to join THE Alliance

World’s largest boxship readies to join THE Alliance

The world’s largest containership MOL Triumph, freshly delivered to Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) earlier this week, is gearing up for its debut in THE…

Nine Missing after Ship Sinks off Vietnam

Nine Missing after Ship Sinks off Vietnam

Nine seafarers remain missing after their general cargo vessel Hai Thanh 26 BIDV sank some 44 nautical mile off the coast of Vung Tau, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of…

WILCEP Africa mentors girls on careers in maritime, others

WILCEP Africa mentors girls on careers in maritime, others

… Encourages mentees on ‘’right choices’’ in life The Women In Leadership and Career Empowerment Programme(WILCEP) Africa has began a mentorship workshop on careers in the maritime industry, and other…

Nigeria to borrow $6.1bn from Chinese Exim Bank for rail projects

Nigeria to borrow $6.1bn from Chinese Exim Bank for rail projects

The Federal Government has concluded plans to borrow 6.1 billion dollars from Chinese Exim Bank to complete all rail projects in the country by 2019. The Minister of Transportation…

Ali looks to amended CEMA, capacity building, cooperation to improve trade in Nigeria

Ali looks to amended CEMA, capacity building, cooperation to improve trade in Nigeria

The Comptroller General of Customs, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, on Monday said enabling legislation by way of an amendment of the Customs and Excise management Act(CEMA) among other factors…

Customs, Agents set for committee on trade matters

Customs, Agents set for committee on trade matters

The Nigeria Customs Service and registered agents including the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) and the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) are considering instituting a…