This year’s conference was aimed at giving directions to investment and growth to support ports, terminal and logistics operations
NIMPORT is an annual event which creates a platform to share and review policies, programs and projects for participators in government and the private sectors. The forum is organized by an international development consulting company in collaboration with 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 (NPA), Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC), Nigeria Navy, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), INTEL, LADOL, NEPZA, NEPC.
Other participants were Industrial General Insurance, Nigeria Export Processing Zone, Intels (Inland Container Terminal Ltd, SIFAX, Nigeria Export Processing Authority), Josepdam, Havilah, Nigeria Railway Corporation, CARES, DSL, Lagos State Government. The conference also attracted international delegates.
The event started with a workshop session on the 28th of August 2018. Then, Intensive conference and expo sessions were done on the 29th – 30th of August 2018.
On the 28th of August 2018, Youngship Nigeria had a very engaging experience which started with an independent breakout session aimed to give members exposure on the HUMAN ELEMENT IN SHIPPING AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Privileged speech & presentations were made by three resource personalities and the young ship Nigeria president (Usman Shaibu). Personalities in attendance include;
- CEO Nimport ( Fortune Idu ) who spoke about entrepreneurial opportunities in the maritime industry
- The DG NIMASA
- Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Chairman Starzs Marine who spoke about the emerging technical opportunities that exist in vessel operations
In summary, there are a lot of very profitable boundless opportunities that exist in Maritime trade where young entrepreneurs can partake in process facilitation and logistics through entrepreneurial Innovations and ideas.
The Nigerian Maritime sector needs Investment and development to support the huge infrastructural gaps and technologies that are required to meet the logistics aspiration of the continent so as to take its rightful place in international trade.