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NPA unveils 4 new Tug Boats to drive maritime safety, security in Lagos

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The administration of Hadiza Bala Usman at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Wednesday launched four (4) new tug boats as part of new drive to reposition the Ports for greater operational efficiency in safety and security. The tug boats named Mt. Daura, Mt. Ubima, Mt. Uromi and Mt. Majiya were each launched by the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza ...

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NPA yet to make good revenue from Coastal Charges due to zero activities by local shippers

NPA Business Hilights

The inability of indigenous shippers to access Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) has lead to little or no traffic record on the nation’s coastal shipping which translates to little or poor revenue for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Currently, traffic Nigerian coastal trading is at the lowest ebb due to poor development activities by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ...

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NPA tours facilities at Tarkwa Bay, assures maximum utilization of installations

NPA Tarkwa Bay tour

The Management of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has assured Stakeholders that it would not relent in its efforts at ensuring optimal utilization of the organization facilities at all locations with a view to generating greater dividends for the country through the Seaports. The Managing Director of the Organization Hadiza Bala Usman made the remarks when the Executive Management of ...

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Aniebonam, advises NPA boss, Usman to use her discretion to review payments in dollars


The founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has called on the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, to use her discretion as provided by the Standard Operating Procedures of the agency return calm to the raging difficulties faced by terminal operators in making payments in dollars. Industry and shipping ...

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Usman, NPA’s boss deepens awareness on HSE value chain at work place, operations area


The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has assured stakeholders in the Maritime sub-sector of the drive of the agency in prioritizing matters concerning work place and operations areas Health, Safety/Security and Environment (HSE) standards. She said the target is to continue in the provision of essential support across the nation’s Seaports in order to ensure ...

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Maritime agencies going digital to grow ease of doing business at ports—Shippers’ Council

hassan bello, NSC

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barrister Hassan Bello has disclosed that all agencies under the maritime division of the Ministry of Transportation are at various stages of completing the digitization of their systems. This according to him is to drive seamless access to services and deepening of ease of doing business. In an ...

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NPA’s new image-maker, Nduonofit assumes office, assures stepping up predecessor’s feat

NPA Nduonofit

The newly appointed General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Elder Effiong Etim Nduonofit has assumed office effective Thursday, 16th day of March, 2017. He took over from Chief Michael Kayode Ajayi who handed over the mantle to him at the Corporate Headquarters of the organization in Marina, Lagos following his retirement from office after serving meritoriously. ...

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Why NPA extended deadline on truck standardization at ports

Hadiza Usman, NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who has sealed a partnership deal to track the activities of truckers servicing seaports with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced the extension from the earlier date of March 1. NPA and FRSC had on February 9, 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding to enforce truck standards at the nation’s ports with effect ...

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NPA, NIMASA give reasons for collecting some port charges in dollars

Amaechi Usman

The most strategic agencies of the federal government in the nation’s shipping industry, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has finally opened up on why they may continue to collect certain port charges in foreign currencies, especially dollars. Currently, the NPA charges at the ports include but not limited to Lease and ...

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