About Us

The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) is the trade association for the Nigerian maritime industry, representing the entire sector and comprising ship owners, tanker vessel operators, port/terminal operators, shipyard/dry dock owners, upstream and downstream service operators in oil and gas sector, international maritime/shipping operators, maritime lawyers, and financial institutions, through which structure the Chamber has a unique and legitimate claim as the umbrella body in Nigeria for stakeholders in the shipping /maritime sector.

The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping was formed in 2002 with the primary objective of ensuring that the domestic shipping industry participates fully in all commercial services in the Nigerian Coastal Waters and beyond.

The body has grown to become an umbrella body for all stakeholders in the Maritime/Shipping industry in Nigeria and secures for its members, maximum participation in Nigeria’s domestic and international trades

The Chamber has attained a unique position in the Nigerian Maritime industry, as a bridge between stakeholders: operators (indigenous and foreign), Government, International organisations and local regulatory agencies.

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