Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA, FG partner to enhance $15 bn trade value at Seaports

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has stated that the authority will continue to work with the federal government to improve facilities at the nation’s seaports in order to attract more goods and services to the country. Nigerian ports, she stated, are a major gateway into the country with over […]

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Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA MD, Hadiza tasks terminal operators over ports congestion

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has called on terminal operators, shipping companies, port managers and allied stakeholders to do all they could to mitigate the effects of the present congestion at the nation’s seaports. According to her, the issue of ports congestion should be of concern to all and therefore they […]

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Increase in transport cost in accessing ports fuelling diversion – Custom Agents

The increase in transport cost in Nigerian ports that started two years ago before the difficulty of trucks and persons in accessing the ports is encourages the diversion of cargo to neighbouring West African Ports, custom agents in the country have said. The situation has been worsened by delay being suffered due to gridlock on […]

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Hadiza Bala Usman

NPA, World Bank partner to review ‘port concession agreement’

In a bid to ensure that the planned review of port concession agreement yield the desired result, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is seriously working with the World Bank, terminal operators and other stakeholders, Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman has said.. Bala-Usman stated this at the International Associations of Ports and Harbour (IAPH) conference […]

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Heritage Bank, Sekibo

Heritage Bank to partner NPA on ports infrastructure

The maritime sector through Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) is set to get improved infrastructural boost as Heritage Bank Plc revealed plans to provide financing for building critical maritime infrastructure in the country. The MD/CEO of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, was quoted in a statement, to have disclosed this as one of the panelists at the […]

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Why dredging of Warri port channel can’t go below 7.5 meters, by NPA boss

Gas pipeline belong to the National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, is to hinder the dredging of Warri port channel from being dredged going below 7.5 meters. Disclosing this in Lagos Monday during a working visit to the corporate head office of the Vanguard Newspaper, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, said […]

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Hadiza Bala Usman

FG approves ₦72bn for reconstruction of new port access road

The Federal Government has approved the reconstruction of the port access roads running from Apapa port to the old toll gate in Ketu-Berger areas of Lagos. Disclosing this in Lagos during a visit to the Vanguard Newspapers, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, said that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, […]

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Nigeria controls 70 pct cargo traffic of W/Central Africa, says Ports’ Council

The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), Chief Kunle Folarin, says Nigeria controls 70 per cent of cargo traffic of West and Central Africa. Folarin made this known on Friday in Lagos during the 3rd Annual Maritime Conference in honour of Dr Taiwo Afolabi,the Chief Executive and Vice Chairman, Sifax Group. The Theme of the […]

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16 ships laden with petrol, other products arrive Lagos ports

Sixteen ships carrying various products are at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Thursday in Lagos. It said seven of the 16 vessels contained petrol, four carrying containers, three carrying base oil, while the remaining two ships would berth with bulk fertiliser and aviation fuel. The […]

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Dakuku Peterside

Nigerian ports handled 96.6 million MT cargo in first-half 2018

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has declared that between January and June, total cargo peterswas 96,626,737.96 metric tonnes, representing an increase of 31.24 per cent from 73,628,546.62MT recorded in the corresponding period of 2017. The Director General, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, made this declaration in Lagos on Wednesday during an interactive session with […]

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Why it’s difficult to effectively implement call-up system now, by NPA

The Port Manager of Tin-can Island port, Emmanuel Akporherhi, has said that the traffic gridlock around the port area has made it difficult to effectively implement the truck call-up system. In an exclusive chat with Vanguard Maritime Report recently, Akporherhe said though the system is functional at a minimum level, full implementation will start once […]

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Customs commences study on quick clearance of cargo

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has embarked on Time Release Study (TRS) to measure the efficiency of its trade facilitation role and reduce the turn-around time for cargo clearance. Mr Wale Adeniyi, Deputy Commandant, Customs Training College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at a […]

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