Nigeria Gears To hold its 11th Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminals (NIMPORT 2018) Expo and Conference

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Nigeria Gears To hold its 11th Nigerian International Maritime Ports and Terminals (NIMPORT 2018) Expo and Conference

L-R: The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, Honourable Minster of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi C. Amaechi, and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas at the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) annual conference in Abuja recently

11th Nigerian International Maritime Port and Terminal Conference and Exhibition (NIMPORT 2017) will be held on 28-30 August 2018 at Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

The theme of NIMPORT 2018 conference is ‘Attracting Investment to Support Ports, Terminals and Logistics Growth’

According to the press release from the convener of the annual conference Mr Fortune Idu, the CEO of FCI International Ltd, the theme is to give direction to investment into the sector and show areas of growth needs.

NIMPORT is an annual event which is held is an international development consulting company with the collaboration and support of the Nigerian Maritime Port and Terminal (NIMPORT) Business Promotion Committee members and strategic partners which includes, The Federal Ministry of Transportation, The Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration Agency, Nigerian Shipper’s Council, Nigeria Navy, Nigeria Customs, Nigeria Inland waterways, INTEL, Ladol, NEPZA, NEPC.

With eleven over years of existence NIMPORT has continue to create a multi sector platform that bridge the divide in integrated industry development and connecting all subsector that form delivery chain seamless logistics solution for the manufacturers, the shippers and the consumer. NIMPORT represent an industry cluster that drive over 85% percent of global trade by volumes and Africa over 90% connecting the sea to hinterland. Through this annual event that has become the hallmark for information sharing between governments and the private sectors, the industry has continued to receive critical review and developmental challenges addressed and closing industry gaps.

NIMPORT 2018 will present yet another opportunity to reassess the industry and with paper presentations from distinguished guests unveiling opportunities inherent in this all important sector This is also an opportunity for all interest groups to air their opinions and delegates to listen to leaders whose activities and operations have direct influence on international trade, logistics and supply chain management.

The chairman of the organizing committee to NIMPORT, Mr Fortune Idu, says NIMPORT 2018 is planned to bring together all maritime industry leaders to network and discuss on pressing issues relating to global maritime trade, port and logistics development and the industry role in Nigeria quest for economic diversification and improvement in the non-oil export.

The general conference which is expected to attract over 250 delegates starting with workshop session on the 28th and boat tour followed by intensive conference and expo sessions from the 29th to the 30th August 2018. The deliberations of the conference and final communique and report of the event will be submitted to the Minister of Transportation for policy planning.

According to Mr Idu, NIMPORT 2018 will feature varied social and commercial papers from key industry leaders covering technical industrial subjects that supports government directive of the ease of doing business and the need to open up the maritime and logistics industry for greater inclusion both to foreign investors and to local interest. The papers to be presented will cover; Improving Trade flow, Oil and Gas Logistics, Total logistics connectivity, Investment and Financing, Security in Maritime Corridors, Development of industrial terminals, logistics hubs and Free Trade Zones, Improving Export cargo traffic, Enabling Nigeria goods to find regional and international market, and Removing trade blockages.

Among the participants are, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigeria maritime Administration and safety agency, Nigeria Shippers’ Council, Nigeria Navy, Nigeria Customs, Industrial General Insurance, Nigeria Export Processing Zone, Nigerian Inland water ways, Intels, Inland Container Terminal Ltd, SIFAX, Nigeria Export Processing Authority, Josepdam, Havi Nigeria Railway Corporation, CARES, DSL, Lagos State Government.

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