Seaports Shut as Maritime Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

Seaports Shut as Maritime Workers Begin Nationwide Strike

The Maritime Workers Union said it had concluded plans to commence strike today in all the seaports across the country.

The strike action comes after the expiration on Tuesday of the two-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the union to compel International Oil Companies in the country to pay wages owed dockworkers

The President General, MWUN, Mr Adewale Adeyanju, said the IOCs had refused to engage the union on the issue, thereby leaving it with no option than to commence strike.

Previously, the MWUN had threatened to shut down seaports over alleged refusal of IOCs to allow stevedoring workers employed by the Nigerian Ports Authority entrance into their terminals, and for owing the dockworkers backlog of wages.

From Adeyanju Statement, “After the meeting on Tuesday, it was agreed that the strike will commence this morning in all the seaports. And all members have been fully mobilized

Also, Several efforts made for the IOCs to see reason including the stakeholders meeting organized by the NPA fell on deaf ears.

All affected dockworkers are suffering, even Some have even passed on prematurely due to economic hardship, while some have been made to become destitute.

The union cannot continue to fold arms and watch members die a premature death because of the nonchalant attitude of the IOCs management towards the welfare of our members”

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Nigerian Ports Authority

Latest update of New Managers at NPA.

See Latest update of New Managers at NPA.

Congratulations to the redeployment of some port managers by the Nigerian Ports Authority.

It said in the latest redeployment, the erstwhile Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex, Mrs Aisha Ibrahim had been moved to the headquarters as Assistant General Manager, Operations while Mrs Olotu Funmilayo, Port Manager Calabar Port takes over as Port Manager of LPC and Mrs Asien Ehemeiri replaces her as the new Port Manager for Calabar Port.

Umar Garba is the new Port Manager Tin Can Island Port. He was Port Manager at the Rivers Port Complex. Simon Okeke remains Port Manager, Delta Port while Akporherhe Emmanuel moves to corporate headquarters as the Principal Manager, Safety.

Alhassan Abubakar retains his position as Port Manager Onne Port. Yunusa Anji, Principal Manager Environment moves to Rivers Port as the new Port Manager.

Isah Danazumi is the new Technical Assistant (Administration) to the Managing Director. He takes over from Musa Yaro who now moves to procurement division as Assistant General Manager.

The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, as saying that the new appointees should rise up to any challenge in their respective roles, adding that the agency was poised to deliver on its mandate to facilitate international trade in a safe and secured environment.

How To Start Drop Shipping Business in Nigeria

How To Start Drop Shipping Business in Nigeria

How To Start Drop Shipping Business in Nigeria

Drop shipping business in Nigeria is a very lucrative and profitable business. Starting an online business in Nigeria is now easy as the internet providers has made it cheaper for everyone to afford.

One of the best entrepreneurial businesses in Nigeria is drop shipping. You’ll be able to sell products to customers, set your own product prices and market your very own brand. You don’t even need to pay for inventory or delivery until it’s sold to an actual customer.

SO HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED?

Find your niche.
Picking a niche you fully understand will give you some additional advantages over your competitors.

Choose a platform.
When starting a drop shipping business, you can either decide to set up your own e-commerce store or sell on other popular e-commerce platforms in Nigeria, a good example is Jumia, Konga, Jiji and many others

Promote your business.
The major purpose of venturing into a drop shipping business is to sell something and this can only be achieved by constantly looking for innovative and less cost-effective ways to promote your business.

Get your finances in order.
Taking financial management seriously. Every money making business need to always look out for financial loopholes that can ruin the business and prevent such from happening.

Apapa girdlock

I’ll end Apapa gridlock within my first 60 days in office –Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he will end the protracted gridlock in Apapa area of the state within the first 60 days of his administration.

He said not minding the politics involved, he would rid the area of all the trailers whose operations have been responsible for the intractable gridlock.

Sanwo-Olu said this on Saturday during an interactive session with his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set.

One of the questions was what he would do about the trailers causing the gridlock in Apapa.

He said, “The Apapa trailer issue; it’s a campaign issue; it’s very serious; I’m going to take it very seriously.

“I believe that it is something that we are going to solve in the first 60 days of our government. Whatever is going to be required of us, we will take them out”

The governor-elect, however, said as a long-term solution, his administration would develop the Badagry Port, to diffuse the pressure on the Apapa Port.

 

Source: Punchng.com

Apapa Gridlock

Will the Gridlock in Apapa End?

As part of efforts in finding lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with APM Capital to extend the use of barges to evacuate containers from the ports in Lagos to Epe.

 

Apapa Gridlock
Apapa Gridlock

Speaking when she hosted a team from APM Capital on Wednesday, the NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, said the problem of Apapa access road seems intractable because of decade-long decadence, which was caused by multiplicity of problems.

Usman said NPA had made several efforts including contributing ₦1.8 billion to rehabilitate the road at a time as well as implementing the truck call-up system.

Logistics Vehicle Registration

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRUCK REGISTRATION/PERMIT WITH NPA

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRUCK REGISTRATION/PERMIT WITH NPA

Interested truck owners shall:

Ensure that the truck(s) is/are in a good working condition that meets NPA’s Minimum Safety Standard (See checklist).
Contact the Safety Department of Nigerian Ports Authority at

various locations to invite truck for inspection as follows:
HQs Annex, Apapa (former Western Ports’ building) for the two Ports of Lagos (Tin Can Island and Lagos Ports Complexes)
Respective Administration Buildings of the four outer Ports (Warri, Calabar. Port Harcourt and Onne)

For the inspection, fleet owners with ten trucks and above could be visited in their holding bays (within Lagos state for those in Lagos and within the Port towns of the 4 (four) Ports above that are outside Lagos), while owners in Lagos with less than ten trucks should take trucks to Brawal Yard, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Phase 1 (KLT1) or Lily Pond Terminal, Ijora while the inspection points for those in outer Port locations are obtainable from respective Safety Departments.

Trucks inspected and found to meet the Minimum Safety Standard shall be issued a Safety Certification paper. Trucks that do not meet the Minimum Safety Standard shall have to undergo necessary repairs and re-presented for inspection at a later date.
Safety Certification paper shall be taken to Safety office, HQ Annex, Apapa for Lagos trucks and the respective Administration Buildings in outer Ports for authentication.

Authenticated Safety Certification paper shall be taken to Commercial Department in Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa for Lagos trucks and the Commercial Departments of outer Ports where Debit Note shall be raised and issued to the applicant.
Payment of the sum on Debit Note shall be made into Nigerian Ports Authority’s Treasury Single Account in any Bank of the trucker’s choice.

On confirmation of payment, NPA’s Accounts Department, Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa shall issue NPA Payment Receipt for the payment.
NPA Payment Receipt shall be taken to the Safety Department and stickers for the current year shall be issued accordingly. Each sticker is issued specific to a truck and valid only for January to December of the year of issuance.
Documentation

Safety Certification
NPA Payment Receipt
Timeline

24 hours after inspection

Associated Charge

N10, 000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) per truck

 

Source: http://nigerianports.gov.ng/truck-registration/

Top three warehouse management problems and solutions

Top three warehouse management problems and solutions

Top three warehouse management problems and solutions

Warehouse management is regularly associated with 6 basic tenets: accuracy, cost control, efficiency, cleanliness, safety and security, but the underlying processes are complex. which brings us to  major problems for warehouse managers across industries.

Warehouse managers face the challenges of maximizing performance while balancing trade-offs under uncertain conditions.

Redundant Processes
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Poor Facility Layout
Efficient use of space is a critical success factor in warehousing. Inadequate storage space and inefficient use of available storage are common problems in warehouses with poor facility layout

The complementary solution is to ensure that the highest-selling inventory is easily accessible by placing it at the most accessible point.

Inaccurate Inventory
Accuracy and efficiency in handling inventory in warehousing go hand in hand. Inaccurate inventory causes problems such as maintaining improper stock levels and buildups of obsolete inventory

Automated systems offer real-time, accurate information about stock levels and composition. The technology employed in managing inventory in a warehouse is critical to success because the value of the automated system is just as good as the quality of the system itself

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