Types Of Carriers And Services Offered

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        There are broadly two types of carriers, namely: “common carriers” and “private carriers”, each with peculiar ways of operations. Common carriers: Under the English Law, which many countries, including Nigeria, have adopted, a common carrier is … Read More

Factors That Attract Or Discourage Users To A Port

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There are factors that primarily attract or distract users to a port. Port users are primarily ocean shipping lines, airlines, freight forwarders, importers, and exporters. Others who carry out businesses in the port include haulage companies, barge and lighterage operators … Read More

Safety Issues In WareHousing

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    Safety issues in warehousing is a crucial topic for all freight forwarders and logistics companies. Most warehouses and distribution centres have standard safety procedures. This is in addition to safety regulations required by certain authorities which must be … Read More

The Various Types Of Terminals

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    There are various types of terminals and they are designed to match the type of traffic which passes through them. Terminals are areas within the ports where major activities regarding cargo movement take place. They contain berths dedicated … Read More

The Nigeria Port Authority And It’s Reforms

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The Nigeria Ports Authority is the government agency responsible for providing port facilities and maritime services in all Nigerian seaports, oil terminals and jetties. It was established by the ports Acts 1954 and began operation on 1st April 1955. Its … Read More

Liner Conference And Trade Lane Agreements

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    Liner Conference And Trade Lane Agreements have been in existence for many years. For several years, liner shipping companies cooperated and worked together in various ways to provide services on major trade routes. They did this through a … Read More

The Need To Establish Processes In Logistics

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        Processes in logistics are procedures designed and used to ensure that the goals of a business are accomplished. These processes are directed at coordinating and streamlining all operations so as to operate efficiently and offer greater … Read More

                 Ports And Terminals 

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  Ports and terminals are the essential parts of the global cargo distribution system for imports and exports. Because most economies of the world depend on imports and exports for growth, efficient international transport, which relies on a good port … Read More

Visibility And Control In Logistics And Freight Forwarding

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    Visibility And Control In Logistics And Freight Forwarding is very important. A major activity in logistics is to monitor and control the movement of freight. This means that the status and position of goods should be known at … Read More

Why Shipping Companies Evaluate Carriers…

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Shipping companies, shippers and freight forwarders are constantly seeking carriers that can give them satisfactory services and competitive freight rates. But with carriers having almost the same freight rates, port rotations and even transit times, service quality is the only … Read More

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