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Nigeria Woos Diplomats to back its IMO Council Bid

IMO Hq. London Two senior ministers for Transport and Foreign Affairs pushing for Nigeria’s Election. Abuja - In a bid to ensure that Nigeria wins re-election into one of the highest decision making body of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), an arm of the United Nation (UN) responsible for global maritime regulation,

ZIM completes paperless blockchain bill of lading pilot

Zim cargo ship   The Israeli ocean carrier successfully completed the first blockchain pilot for paperless bills of lading using tech firm Wave's application and network, ZIM said in a statement. Israeli ocean carrier ZIM has successfully completed a blockchain document exchange pilot for paperless bills of lading, the company said in a statement. The

Largest US port complex passes plan to reach zero emissions

FILE - Containers are pictured at the ITS terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California Los Angeles - The largest port complex in the nation has set goals to drastically reduce air pollution over the next several decades. The plan approved Thursday at a meeting of the governing boards of the twin ports

Reviewing Shipping Charges on Storage

Lagos port complex Eromosele Abiodun interrogates the claims by customs agents in the country that shipping companies’ charges on storage contravene the Customs Excise Act Lagos (Thisday) - International shipping is a complex subject that includes many variables. Proper handling paves the way for a reliable and cost-effective management of ocean freight.

Nigeria moves cargo delivery from Lagos ports to Papalanto to beat Apapa Gridlock

Lagos Port Lagos - The Nigerian Government has concluded plans to make importers take delivery of their cargoes cleared from Lagos ports at Papalanto in Ogun State via rail lines. This was disclosed by the country's Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, who said the government has made provisions for the supply

Nigeria contracts firm to secure it’s maritime space

Lagos - Nigeria is taking steps to ensure the security of its waterways, maritime facilities and train personnel. The country's Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed on Monday that the government has contracted an Israeli firm for three years to adequately train Nigerian personnel on the security of the sector, after

Nigerian Importers to pay Additional N98.8bn Surcharge to Foreign Shipping Companies

Foreign Shipping lines are putting financial pressure on Nigerian Importers Lagos - A new surcharge by Foreign shipping lines on importers bringing cargoes into Nigeria, tagged Ports Additional Destination (PAD) has commenced on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and attracts a charge of N38,000 for 20 ft container while a 40 ft container is N76,000. With

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