The Nigerian government has closed its ports, including Lagos, and land borders, and won’t open them until midnight Saturday to allow for “the peaceful conduct of the (presidential) elections.”
25 Feb 2015
The Nigerian government is poised to open more inland ports to help decongest the country’s overwhelmed terminals in Lagos.
13 Jan 2015
APM Terminals has ordered 16 rubber-tired gantry cranes for its terminals in Algeciras, Spain, and Apapa, Nigeria, as part of an ongoing program to boost capacity and productivity across its global network.
22 Dec 2014
The Nigerian Shippers Council hopes its new regulatory powers will help bring Nigerian ports up to global standards by ensuring concessions are awarded fairly.
08 Dec 2014
The Nigerian Ports Authority will turn to a task force to help identify root causes of congestion at the Lagos port complex as volumes continue to grow.
10 Nov 2014
Customs agents striking in the Lagos-Apapa port complex could cause crippling congestion at the Nigeria’s largest gateway, the port said today.
27 Oct 2014
South Africa’s port landlord Transnet will help educate ports in Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique and Ghana under a new agreement meant to bring their ports up to international standards.
03 Oct 2014
In an effort to ease congestion at the Lagos Port Complex, Nigeria is looking into ways to encourage shippers to use the country's underutilized eastern ports more.
01 Sep 2014
Hapag-Lloyd will begin charging an Ebola inspection fee on all shipments to and from West Africa from Sept. 21 as mandatory health checks on ships are expected to cause lengthy delays.
17 Jun 2014
Hapag-Lloyd has plans to restructure its West Africa service network, including its West Africa Service and West Africa Mediterranean Express, in June and July.
02 May 2014
The International Maritime Bureau reported the lowest first-quarter level of global piracy attacks this year since 2007, although the agency warned that the threat of piracy is still present.