TRUCKS ENTERING NIGERIAN PORTS: NPA PARTNERS FRSC ON ENFORCEMENT OF STANDARDS

In its determination to provide safe road environment for its customers, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memoriam of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on the enforcement of Minimum Standard of Safety and Road Worthiness (MSSRW) for trucks that operate from and to the ports. Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Ports […]

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20 SHIPPING FIRMS LEAVE NIGERIA OVER LOW BUSINESS

Groaning under intense hardship imposed by poor government policies and global economic crunch, over 20 shipping firms have exited the nation’s shores. This is coming as Dockworkers Union of Nigeria (DUN) lamented that over 3,000 workers have already been laid off by various shipping companies, terminal operators and logistic companies, owing to lack of financing and poor import policies of […]

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DRY PORTS: AMAECHI PLEDGES TO REMOVE BOTTLENECKS FOR CONCESSIONAIRES

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, at the weekend promised federal government’s assistance to the private sector investors through the removal of bottlenecks for rapid development of dry ports in the country. He made the disclosure in his office in Abuja, during a meeting with the concessionaires of the dry ports in the six geopolitical zones who came to […]

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ENL DISOWNS PROTESTING DOCKWORKERS

ENL Consortium, operator of Terminals C and D of the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, has renounced dockworkers who on Monday staged a protest at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Headquarters in Marina, Lagos. Legal Adviser of ENL Consortium, Uzamot Boye in a statement stressed that at the time of the protest, its staff were all at their duty posts inside […]

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TRUCK OWNERS FAULT NPA’S N10,000.00 LEVY

The Coalition of Port Dry Cargo Transport Operators (CPDTO) has opposed the ten N10,000.00 electronic sticker levy introduced by the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA). Speaking with journalists during a solidarity protest at the port entrance gate at Lagos Ports Complex, the Executive Secretary of National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Aloga Ogbogo said the N10,000.00 levy is unacceptable. Appealing […]

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NPA CERTIFIES 1,500 TRUCKS, SETS UP COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED EXTORTION OF TRUCK DRIVERS

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has certified not less than 1,500 trucks as part of measures to enforce minimum standards for operators at Lagos seaports According to NPA, the development is expected to bring sanity to the movement of goods within and around the ports. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and […]

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MARITIME TRUCK OWNERS TO REGISTER EVERY TRUCK WITH NPA FROM MARCH 1

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced its readiness to commence the registration of every truck operating the Nation’s Ports with effect from the 1st of March 2016 as part of the implementation of the minimum safety standards for truck operators at the ports which was earlier introduced in October 2014. Speaking at a Stakeholders meeting in Lagos that had […]

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