The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) will on Thursday, February 9, 2023, host the maritime community to a virtual Breakfast Meeting aimed at forecasting and analysing the 2023 economic, social, and policy trends for the shipping sector.
The event themed “Nigeria’s 2023 Economic Outlook: Special Focus on Maritime Shipping Industry” will preempt this year’s economic outlook for the sector given recent developments and in the line with the current global realities, organisers disclosed.
According to the Director General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Vivian Chimezie-Azubuike, developments recorded in Shipping in 2022 should precipitate economic growth on short term and long-term basis.
“Developments such as the Deep Blue Project, the launch of the Lekki Deep Port, the approval of the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Finance Funds (CVFF) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR , the establishment of some Inland Dry Ports, refurbishment of the rails, just to mention a few; are clear indicators of an economically viable Maritime Industry”, she stated.
The webinar, she added, will set the tone for the year by providing the needed knowledge base for stakeholders and practitioners in the industry, while availing them an opportunity to interact and learn directly from Maritime Economics and Shipping experts with a view to staying informed and making the right business decisions this year.
TNMN reports that Dr Chamberlain Peterside a reputed economic advisor and Maritime Finance expert, Executive Director Xcellon Capital Advisors Limited, with over 23 years in the global business arena, covering Investment Advisory, Wealth Management and Public Finance will be the guest speaker while Princess Dr Vicky Haastrup, seasoned maritime operator and Chairman of the Seaport Terminal Operators of Nigeria (STOAN) , Akinwale Alao, a tax expert and partner at KPMG, and Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore , a seasoned lawyer in Maritime and Chairman Zoe Maritime Resources will make up the panel to discuss his paper.
The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping is the advocacy group for Nigeria’s Maritime Industry and a Member of the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping.