Nigerian Shippers Council organizes maritime seminar for judges, judges and other stakeholders – The Sun Nigeria
By Steve Agbota
The Judges and judicial officers from Nigeria and the West African sub-region are expected to converge on Abuja for the NSC International Maritime Seminar for Judges to be held next month.
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, who gave an overview of the rationale behind the seminar, said judges/judges from various courts, in Nigeria and the sub-region West African, are expected at the event. .
He stated that the program would largely focus on the jurisprudence required to enable participants to deal with the challenges of interpreting and applying the principles of national and international maritime law in the settlement of maritime disputes/claims and maritime.
Speaking to Apapa reporters on his year in office, Jime revealed that the 2022 edition, which makes it the 16th in the series, will be held in Abuja from July 5-7, 2022.
He added that the Council, through its various outreach programs, has educated industry stakeholders on contemporary industry issues to ensure that shipping activities are conducted in accordance with global best practices. .
“Globally, shipping and international trade are guided by international conventions, laws and regulations. The Nigerian maritime space is no exception, which is why the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute, conceptualized the first edition of the Maritime seminar for judges in 1995.
“The Seminar which later culminated in the International Maritime Seminar aims to create a platform through which Judges/Judges of various courts both in Nigeria and in the West African sub-region are enriched with the jurisprudence required for their enable us to face the challenges of the interpretation and application of national and international maritime law and the principles of the resolution of maritime and maritime disputes/claims.” We bring together stakeholders, shipowners, terminal operators, government agencies, marine insurers/surveyors, universities, international maritime organizations, transport and logistics experts to discuss issues concerning the sector and propose solutions if necessary,” he explained.