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APM Terminals, Apapa, Acquires 7 new Forklifts – COO

APM Terminals, Apapa, has acquired seven new forklifts to facilitate customs examination and improve on movement of heavy materials at the terminal. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nigeria’s leading container terminal operator, Apapa, Mr Steen Knudsen, disclosed this in a statement inLagos. Knudsen said that the new equipment, including six 5tonns and one 16tonns forklifts, would enhance efficient performance ...

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BPE Boss Calls for Increased PPP in Maritime Sector

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has urged the Federal Government to encourage more private sector operators to finance critical sectors of the maritime industry to boost its revenue. Mr Alex Okoh, Director General, BPE made this assertion during a webinar on “Public Private Partnership as alternative financing model in the maritime sector” on Friday. The webinar was hosted by ...

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NPA Goes Tough, Clamps Down on Unsea-Worthy Barges, Seal Up 3 Jetties

…….After several avoidable cargo-wasting accidents…… Following increasing reports of abuses of process in the operation of barges and private jetties, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has clamped down on unseaworthy barges while three illegal jetties have been sealed.ority (NPA), has clamped down on unseaworthy barges while three illegal jetties have been sealed. A statement issued by the Authority in Nigeria ...

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FG Sets to Raise N1.50 Levy on Petroleum Products and Taxes on Other Products

The Federal Government is set to Raise N1.50 on petroleum products through the Nigerian Customs Services. This proposal on new levies and taxes will include taxes on non-alcoholic beverages and telecommunications service providers. This proposal by the Nigerian Custom is a moves to increase the federal government revenue-generating capacity to fund the 2021 Appropriation Act. This disclosure was made by ...

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Bala-Usman: NPA Contributed N151bn to FG in Four Years

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has revealed that the agency has contributed N151 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Account (CRA) in four years. Bala-Usman, who stated this in an interview with editors of newspapers in the country, said the NPA contributed N42 billion in 2017, N33 billion in 2018, N31 billion in 2019 and ...

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Apapa gridlock: E-Call Up Will Eliminate Human Intervention and Extortion – NPA Boss

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has said that the introduction of the Electronic Call-up system will eliminate human intervention from the process thereby eliminating extortion by enforcement and security officers. This is as she also revealed that shipping companies make billions of naira from importers forfeiting their deposits for returned containers due to congestion ...

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Nigeria To Boost FTZs Competitiveness Through AfCFTA

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) is to leverage on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA) to boost the country’s Free Trade Zones (FTZs) competitiveness. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, the Managing Director of NEPZA, made the remark while guiding the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, on an inspection tour of the Kano Free Trade Zone ...

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APM Terminals Apapa Lifts Operation With Four New RTG Cranes

APM Terminals Apapa, Nigeria has boosted its operation with the delivery of additional four Rubber Tyred Ganrty (RTG) cranes. Chief Operating Officer of APM Terminals, Apapa, Mr Steen Knudsen, explained onn Tuesday that it was part of a larger equipment fleet renewal and expansion programme, where a total of seven RTGs, seven Reach Stackers and two Empty Handlers had been ...

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15 Ships Discharge Petroleum Products, at Lagos Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said that 15 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging general cargo, bulk wheat, petrol, frozen fish, container and base oil. It said it was expecting 20 others laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Feb. 9 to 24. The NPA made these known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of ...

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Port of Antwerp to Invest in Nigeria

The port of Antwerp is to invest in Nigerian ports. The executives of port of Antwerp made their interest known at the Nigerian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce in Lagos during a meeting with the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh. Speaking, the Managing Director of APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Centre and Port of Antwerp International, ...

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