NPA: Positive Impact of PPP on Nigerian Ports

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Malam Habib Abdullahi has recently identified efficient port services and upsurge in cargo throughput in the nation’s seaports as some of the positive impact of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the nation’s ports.

He also identified a reduction in cargo dwell time in ports operations, improved vessel turnaround time as well as the availability of deeper and safer navigation channels as other positive impact of the PPP in the nation’s seaports.

Malam Abdullahi was speaking while presenting a paper entitled “The Public Private Partnership & Port Efficiency: The Nigerian Experience” at the just concluded 12th International Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Lagos.

The Managing Director who dwelled extensively on the PPP in the nation’s port operation reiterated that the PPP in practises in the sector has brought about improved port infrastructure through the rehabilitation, and upgrading of port operation technologies and the development of greenfield.

The Managing Director who identified a number of investment opportunities derivable from the nation’s seaports, as a result of the PPP, pointed out that such opportunities are in the areas of Channel Management, Pilotage and Towage Services and Independent Power Project.

He explained that other investment opportunities derivable from the nation’s seaports as a result of the PPP are in the areas of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and Greenfield Port Developments.

Malam Abdullahi opined that increased participation of the private sector has been a key ingredient in improving the fortunes of Nigerian Ports, adding that several areas still exist in the nation’s seaports that are open to further private sector participation, especially in the greenfield deep seaport developments.

Earlier the Minister of Transport Senator Idris A. Umar had told the conference that the Maritime Sector remains a key sector of the economy whose enormous potential deserves continuous harnessing.

He said over the year the nation has been carrying out a number of reform measures aimed at enhancing the operational efficiency in the various ports and assured participants of the forum of the Federal Government’s unflinching focus to provide the enabling environment for massive private sector investments in the deepening and developing of the nation’s maritime sector.

Press Release, April 25, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

One thought on “NPA: Positive Impact of PPP on Nigerian Ports”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply