Nigerian Shipping Needs New Vision for Smooth Sailing Growth

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency will aggressively push for the implementation of policies that would support fleet expansion, ensuring that financial bottlenecks that hindered ship acquisition and ownership in the country are eliminated, the agency's Deputy Director Bashir Jamoh has said. Congestion challenges at ports are causing delays of more than 25 days in Apapa, an area in Lagos that consists of several ports, and and a further 10 days delay at the Tin-Can Island container terminal in Lagos, impacting the economy. Since COVID-19 and the lockdown measures imposed, the industry has needed to diversify, offering dockyard space for ships to be fixed. 

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