Lagos — The Nigerian maritime industry is in confusion following the Nigerian Port Authority, NPA’s, termination of the boat service contract of the Integrated Logistics Limited or Intels, an action the firm said it had a restraining court order on the Authority.
A marine notice circulated last week by the NPA to all stakeholders directed that all marine services through Intels be stopped forthwith.
NPA stated: “Service boats operations (previously) handled by a third party company, the Integrated Logistics Services (Intels) Nigeria Limited have been terminated”.
The marine notice, signed by NPA’s Harbour Master, Capt Daniel Hosea, said that every boat movement must be reported and booked at the office of the Harbour Master.
Part of the notice read: “This is to inform our numerous stakeholders in Nigeria and abroad that the service boats operation hitherto handled by a third party company, the Integrated Logistics Services (Intels) Nigeria Limited has been terminated.
“By this notice, all service boat owners and operators are to do transactions directly in each of the Port Complex of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“Every Service Boat movement must be reported and booked at the office of the Harbour Master of the District, where pilotage chits and master declaration form will be issued and returned after every movement.
“Every enquiry of Service Boat movement should be directed to the office of the Port Manager of the Port/Harbour Master, Pilotage District.”