NIGERIA PORT AUTHORITY {NPA}

Nigeria port authority is an organ of the federal government charged with the responsibilities of producing facilities and controlling sea ports in a country. They provide facilities at the port to ensure effective and efficient sea transportation. The facilities are boats, harbours, wharfs, trailers, forklifts etc.

Nigeria has seaport in Apapa Lagos, port-Harcourt, Warri, Calabar, Sapele etc.

FUNCTIONS OF NIERIA PORT AUTHORITY {NPA}.

  1. Provision of facilities: the port provides facilities like granerberth, fork-lifts and navigational aids.
  2. Maintenance and improvement of ports: the authority is responsible for the improvement of ports including dredging of channels of the port for easy passage of ship.
  3. Provision and maintenance of security: it provides security to monitor movement of ships, cargos and people within and around the nation’s port
  4. The port authority provides office accommodation for officials of immigration customs and shipping companies that work in the ports.
  5. Revenue collection: the ports collects harbour and dock dues,
  6. Provision of warehouse: the port provide warehouse where cargoes are stored before they are loaded and after unloading from vessels.
  7. Maintenance facilities: they provide ship repair and re-fueling.

FUNCTIONS OF SEAPORTS

  • They serve as entry and departure point for goods and passenger.
  • They are port of call for refueling of big ocean vessel.
  • They provide dockyards where repairs and maintenance work are carried out on ship.
  • They provide employment opportunities for both skilled and unskilled about.
  • They serve as fishing harbour and selling fish cargoes fishing travelers.
  • They serve as bases for defence purpose to monitor activities within country territorial waters in time of war.

    See also

    EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

    CUSTOM AND EXICE AUTHORITY

    DOCUMENTS USED IN FOREIGN TRADE

    CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE

    INTERNATIONAL TRADE

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