The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated the effective deployment of improved port infrastructure across all countries within the continent in order to maximize maritime potentials within the territory.
Containers are unloaded from the Hanjin Gdynia cargo ship berthed at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co.'s efforts to unload vessels in the U.S. while it goes through bankruptcy in South Korea are meeting with complaints from cargo owners and from the companies that service and equip its fleet. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
In a bid to ensure safe and secure shipping on the Nigerian territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has warned all owners of abandoned ships/vessels to urgently remove same from the Nigerian territorial waters on or before April 28 or risk sanctions ranging from forfeiture or removal by the agency at the owner’s expense.
The Nigerian Navy said it has intercepted a boat carrying 80 bags of rice allegedly smuggled into the country from Benin Republic through water ways.
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), has approved a grace period of one month, between Monday ,13th March to Wednesday 12th April, 2017 for owners of all vehicles within the country whose customs duty has not been paid, to do so.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency’s 2017 budget is tailored towards the strategic growth and other developmental initiatives of the maritime sector.
The Naval Council has approved the establishment of a Naval War College in Akwa Ibom, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said.
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In a major seizure, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday intercepted a truck with 49 boxes containing 661 pieces of pump action rifles in Lagos.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called on Maritime stakeholders to make input in the ongoing Port Reform Agenda of the present administration in other to reposition the maritime industry for greater efficiency.