Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

Members of the Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) have an active role to play in the formation of the new national shipping line proposed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, disclosed this penultimate Thursday at the ship owners cocktail night organised by NISA in Lagos.
He said the NISA members would soon be formally invited to join a committee that would be set up by NIMASA for actualisation of the national carrier project. The project, according to him, is for the benefit of Nigerian ship owners and the Nigerian economy.
He said Nigeria remains the only member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) without a national carrier and whose crude oil is sold Free on Board. The trend, he said, must be reversed within the shortest possible time frame.
He said, “I thank the leadership of Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) for inviting the management of NIMASA for this dinner/interactive session. I think we need more of these informal meetings where we can freely discuss issues and brainstorm on things that are affecting the shipping industry in Nigeria.

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