Saturday, January 16

Tag: Port

High Cost Of Haulage From Lagos Port Rattles Importers, Manufacturers
Business

High Cost Of Haulage From Lagos Port Rattles Importers, Manufacturers

The cost of moving imports from Nigerian ports to other parts of the country has continued to rattle goods, manufacturers and operators of logistics. Experts have linked the exorbitant cost of movement of goods at the ports to the high cost of goods in the country, especially imported vehicles and consumables. Daily Trust findings showed that it costs around N1.6 million to transport a 40 feet container from Lagos to Kano from the previous N900, 000. The same 40 feet container costs N1.2 million to move to Abuja from the N800, 000 that was previously charged. A logistics expert, Alhaji Mohammed Danlami, described as “a nightmare”, the process of transporting containers and goods within and outside Lagos from the TinCan Port, in Apapa, Lagos. Truck hirers now pay at least N800, 00...
Xenophobic Attacks: Bibi Bright Calls On Ghanaians To Port MTN Lines to Glo
Celebs

Xenophobic Attacks: Bibi Bright Calls On Ghanaians To Port MTN Lines to Glo

The xenophobic attacks which hit South Africa last weekend continues to have consequences which are not going to go away anytime soon. Other African countries are angry because this has happened too many times in South Africa now, and some are even finding ways to retaliate. Many Ghanaian celebrities have reacted to the attacks, each with their own unique reaction. Bibi Bright has also given her two cents on the issue, calling for Ghanaians to boycott South African businesses in the country to hurt them. According to her, we should port our numbers from MTN (a South African company) to Glo (a Nigerian company) to send a message to South Africa. Bright argues that it’s only when they suffer economic consequences that they’ll learn and fight to do the right thing. She wrote...
China-Africa Summit: Edo Signs Pact With Chinese Firm To Build Benin Port
Politics

China-Africa Summit: Edo Signs Pact With Chinese Firm To Build Benin Port

President Buhari is in China with a large delegation of ministers and governors to attend the Forum Of China-Africa Cooperation #FOCAC2018. While the president attends the main summit, the ministers and governors have been negotiating deals and agreements on behalf of their states and ministries on the sidelines of the summit.   The Edo state government on Monday signed an agreement with a Chinese firm, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build a port on the Benin River. Governor Godwin Obaseki and the company’s vice president Li Yi signed the agreement for both parties in a ceremony held at the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, China. Obaseki said the agreement was to build a port on the Benin River, dredge the river which is a channel of about 40 kilometres, and t...
150 Rejected Migrants Begin Hunger Strike In Italy
News

150 Rejected Migrants Begin Hunger Strike In Italy

At least 150 migrants who were not being allowed to disembark from an Italian coastguard boat in Sicily have started a hunger strike in protest.   According to Davide Faraone of the Democratic Party, “I have just heard from the Port Authority that there is tension aboard the #Diciotti ship and that migrants have started a hunger strike. As a result, visits aboard to express solidarity and verify conditions on the boat have been suspended for security reasons”.     One hundred and ninety migrants were rescued more than a week ago by the Diciotti on Monday. Thirteen needing medical assistance were taken onshore while the remaining 177 were taken to Catania. Under pressure from humanitarian groups, Italy’s hardline Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini let ...
Port Of Los Angeles Sets New Cargo Record in 2017
News

Port Of Los Angeles Sets New Cargo Record in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the port’s 110-year history, racking up 9.3 million TEUs.   This represents a 5.5 percent increase over 2016’s record-breaking year when the port handled 8.8 million TEUs.   As informed, it is the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere port.   “2017 was a year beyond expectations but it was not by chance. Our growth is a direct result of a concerted, multi-year effort by the port and its many partners to maximize efficiency throughout the supply chain,” Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director, commented.   “We are extremely proud of the role our workforce has played in achieving this cargo milestone, and in keeping the San Pedro Bay port complex the number o...
Police Brutalizes NAN reporter At Dry Port Inauguration In Kaduna
News

Police Brutalizes NAN reporter At Dry Port Inauguration In Kaduna

A reporter with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),Taiye Elebiyo Edeni has been seriously brutalized by security operatives, at the venue where President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned Kaduna dry port on Thursday. The brutalized lady came from Abuja to cover the event. She is the Transport Correspondent of the news agency and was duly accredited to cover the inauguration of Nigeria’s first Inland Dry Port by President Muhammadu Buhari. The unfortunate incident happened at the main venue of the commissioning of the dry port, Down Quarters, Kakuri, ahead the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage. The attack on journalists was heightened after the security denied them access to the main venue despite having their accredited tags. There is currently no official reaction from...
Tin Can Island Port Witnesses 150% Growth In Exportation Of Agric Products
News

Tin Can Island Port Witnesses 150% Growth In Exportation Of Agric Products

A total of 161,285.72 metric tonnes of agricultural products were exported through Tin Can Island Port in 2017, representing over 150 per cent increase from the 55,000 metric tonnes processed through the port in 2016. The Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Tin Can Island Port Command, Yusuf Bashar, who disclosed this, said that cocoa topped the list of commodities exported through the port last year. Bashar listed other exported commodities to include pepper, soybean, rubber, milk, frozen shrimps, hibiscus flowers and ginger, among others. According to him, cocoa bean, which was the highest exported agricultural product through the port last year, recorded 33,294 metric tonnes followed by sesame seed and rubber, which recorded 15,189.78 and 15,072.84 metric tonnes, respectively. ...
Gabon Bans Opposition Leaders From Leaving The Country
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Gabon Bans Opposition Leaders From Leaving The Country

Gabon on Sunday announced a ban on opposition leaders, including former top African Union official Jean Ping, from leaving the country in what it said was a “temporary, administrative measure”. “This measure follows inflammatory comments by Jean Ping on August 18 when he called for public disorder, rebellion and insurrection,” interior ministry spokesman Jean-Eric Nziengui Mangala said. Ping, a 74-year-old career diplomat, was narrowly defeated by incumbent Ali Bongo in Gabon’s August presidential election and accused the administration of electoral fraud. A number of demonstrations have been held in support of Ping in cities around the country, leading to numerous arrests and clashes with police in the capital and the seaport of Port-Gentil. On August 18, Ping called on the Ga...
Nigerians Embrace 9mobile, Port In Droves To Network – NCC Report
News

Nigerians Embrace 9mobile, Port In Droves To Network – NCC Report

The NCC’s “Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators Report” for the month of May 2017, showed that 9mobile led the other four telecom operators in the Mobile Number Portability activities for the month in review The Nigerian Communications Commission’s monthly porting report released through the regulator’s website on Thursday revealed that subscribers from other networks migrated to the rebranded 9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest telecommunication company. The NCC’s “Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators Report” for the month of May 2017, showed that 9mobile led the other four telecom operators in the Mobile Number Portability activities for the month in review. NCC revealed that out of the total 39,535 porting activities i...
Container-Load Of Arms Intercepted In Lagos
News

Container-Load Of Arms Intercepted In Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted 440 pieces of riffles at Tin Can Island Port, Lagos. About three months ago, the Federal Operations Unit of the service had intercepted 660 pieces of pump action rifles at Apapa port also in Lagos. Displaying the guns to newsmen on Tuesday at the Tin-Can Island Command of Customs, Mr Monday Abueh, the Zonal Coordinator of Zone A’ , also an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, said the imports originated from Turkey. The guns were concealed in a 20-ft container no PONU210024 (1) 22G1 carrying POP powder used for design of houses. He said the container was intercepted following intelligence obtained by the command. Abueh, who is also an Assistant Comptroller-General, said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the sei...
NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others
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NAFDAC Bursts Counterfeit Moet, Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, Others

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has interrupted the nefarious activities of seven counterfeiters across the country. Astounding was the counterfeiting of popular brands including Moet and Chandon Wine, St. Remy Brandy, 501 Brandy, Red Label (Johnny Walker) Whisky, Baron De Vals Red Wine, Eagle Schnapps Dry Gin, McDowell Whisky, Jalone Cognac Wine and Pure Heaven Sparkling Drinks. Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Barr Kingsley Ejiofor who made this known in Lagos on Thursday said the consumption of these counterfeit drinks may lead to Liver Cirrhosis, Kidney failures and cancers. Barr Ejiofor said the NAFDAC officers who stormed Ogbaru Relief market in Onitsha, Anambra State where the activities were being carried out also discovere...