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Nigerian authorities step-up anti-corruption enforcement at ports and terminals
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has issued a notice informing a new policy from the Nigerian government.
Further to the club's previous news item, the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has issued a notice, linked below, informing a new policy from the Nigerian government to ban ships and companies calling Nigerian ports and terminals from offering gifts and other forms of facilitation payments to officials from the Port Health, Immigration, Customs, and other agencies involved in the boarding and inspection of vessels.
The procedure set out in the attached notice will allow Masters, shipowners or their appointed representatives to immediately report to Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) and MACN Local HelpDesk (only if an MACN member) any form of corrupt demand made towards a vessel’s Captain, the shipping company, or their respective appointed stakeholder(s).
As such, members with ships calling at Nigerian ports and terminals are recommended to send pre-arrival reports (as per below format) and make contact with the PSTT for timely assistance.
Emails should contain the following details:
Email Subject: Vessel Name (XXXX) – IMO Number (XXXXXXXX) - Port/Terminal Name (XXXX)
Body of the email:
- Name of vessel
- IMO number
- Name of arrival Port/Harbour/Terminal
- Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)
- Last port of call
- Next port of call
- Name and contact details of boarding agent
CC to: email@example.com (**Applicable to MACN members only. Assistance when an incident arises can only be provide by the PSTT)
Nigerian Shipper Council Phone (WhatsApp): +2348188888895
Members can also use this link https://pssp.ng/#/ to register their company into their system and raise their complaints as appropriate.
Category: Loss Prevention