The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA has started the total digital manifest management regime for all vessels calling at all Nigerian ports.

The Director-General of the agency, Bashir Jamoh, stated this in a
statement signed by Edward Osagie, Assistant Director Public Relations,
NIMASA, in Lagos.

Jamoh said that the physical transactions concerning Sailing Certificates
and cargo manifest processing are being phased out completely.
He urged the stakeholders to fully embrace the agency’s initiative by
visiting the NIMASA portal.

He said that the automation was aimed at reducing human interaction,
improve efficiency and block revenue leakages.

He noted that at present, the authority had ensured that the process of
submitting and processing manifests was reduced from 72 hours to five
hours for Very Large Crude Carriers and larger container vessels.