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OPERATIONAL SERVICES/FACILITIES – Requirements for Registration and Certification

REGISTRATION AS A SHIPPING COMPANY/AGENT

Letter of Application to GM Operations, HQ with the following accompanying documents:

  • Certificate of Company Registration
  • Memorandum and Article of Association
  • Bank Reference
  • Three years Tax Clearance Certificate

Registration Fee: ₦200,000.00 payable to NPA revenue account.

Certificate is valid for One (1) year.

Annual Renewal Fee: ₦100,000.00

Timeline: 6 weeks.

REGISTRATION AS A SERVICE BOAT OPERATOR

  • NPA appoints Managing Agents to monitor Service Boat Pilotage Movements
  • NPA register Service Boat Agent appointed by any Service Boat Operator
  • Managing Agent (INTELS) Collects Master Declaration from NPA Harbours to capture all the movements
  • Managing Agent (INTELS) submits Master Declaration and Pilotage Chit to Tariff & Billing Department (through Harbours Dept.)
  • Tariff & Billing Department raises Compulsory Pilotage Bills in the name of the appointed  Service Boat Agent or INTELS (whoever is appointed as Agent)
  • Compulsory Pilotage Bills raised are delivered through the Managing Agent (INTELS) to the Service Boat Agents for payment within Five (5) working days from the date of receiving the bill.
  • Managing Agent (INTELS) collects and acknowledges registered copies of fully approved invoices from Tariff & Billing Department for delivery to the Service Boat Agents.

Documentation

  1. Master Declaration
  2. Pilotage Chit
  3. Service Boat Manifest
  4. Compulsory Pilotage Bills

Timeline

72 Hours

Associated Charges

  • Compulsory Pilotage Rates (NPA Charges Notice 001/004 of 2014) For Service Boats, Rigs, Tugs and Work Barges all of 10 GRT and above (as contained in NPA Tariff).
  • Registration of Service Boat Agent N100, 000 Annually
  • Renewal of Registration as Service Boat Agent N100, 000 Annually

REGISTRATION AS CLEARING AND FORWARDING AGENTS

Letter of Application to GM Operations, HQ with the following documents:

  • Certificate of Company Registration
  • Memorandum and Article of Association
  • Bank Reference
  • Three years Tax Clearance Certificate

Registration fee: ₦25,000.00 payable to NPA revenue account.

Certificate is valid for One (1) year.

Annual Renewal Fee: ₦5,000.00

Timeline: 6 weeks

REGISTRATION AS CHANDLERS

Letter of Application to the Port Manager with the following accompanying documents:

  • Certificate of Registration with CAC
  • Three years Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Customs approval with Form C1

Registration fee: ₦200,000.00 payable to NPA revenue account.

Certificate is valid for One (1) year.

Renewable Annually

Timeline: 6 weeks.

BONDED TERMINALS

Letter of Application to the General Manager Operations, HQ with the following accompanying documents:

  • Company Registration with CAC
  • Three years Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • Insurance Cover.

Timeline: 6 weeks

PILOTAGE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE

  • Evidence of passing exam conducted by the District pilotage Board.
  • Satisfactory Medical certificate from a qualified practitioner recognized by NPA.
  • Satisfactory knowledge of international regulations for preventing collisions at sea, local regulations, NPA bye-laws, local Notice to Mariners and marine emergency procedures in force.
  • Visit to the operation room of NPA port control within the preceding two months prior to the examination.
  • Satisfactory working knowledge of English language.
  • Knowledge of dangerous substances/objects in the harbour area.
  • The certificate shall bear the description and class of vessel the holder is authorized to pilot.
  • The certificate is non-transferable.
  • The certificate holder shall conform strictly to all pilotage requirements.
  • Certificate is renewable every year.

Pilotage Exemption fee: ₦40,000.00/Pilot/Vessel/Pilotage District payable to NPA revenue account.

Timeline: 6 weeks

For Enquiries Contact;

Asst. General Manager Operations, Headquarters             b.longe@nigerianports.org