ABOUT THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING
The Nigerian Institute of Shipping is a professional body certificate of incorporation and registered number 3953.
As a matter of fact, it emergence as the first indigenous professional body having been established on 20th October, 1983, following major shipping conference held in Lagos and Port Harcourt in 1981 and 1982 respectively by the Nigerian Shippers Council. As a matter of fact, its emergence was a direct answer to the call by shipping technocrats, manufacturers, importers and exporters, bankers, insurance houses, academic and researchers etc. for an organized professional body to promote and regulate the shipping industry.
On the 2nd July 1986, The then Minister of Internal Affairs, Col. John .N. Shagaya, endorsed the Certificate of Incorporation with registration No. 3953, thereby formalizing the existence of the first Nigerian Professional body on shipping known as “THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING”. On the 26th July, 2002 the Charter of the Institute was gazette by act of Parliament via Government Notice No. 10 Vol. 89 to train and regulate shipping professions and related matters in Nigeria.
NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SHIPPING?
ACTIVITIES OF THE INSTITUTE
NIS runs professional examination in MAY/JUNE and NOV/DEC every year, She has graduated over 10,000 members since 1994 when her professional examination commenced. Consequently many of them have gained admission into various universities in Nigeria running transport and shipping courses at postgraduate level among which are the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Lagos State University Ojo, Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho etc. and various overseas universities
Furthermore, graduates of the Institute presently occupy managerial positions in the maritime, logistics, manufacturing and procurement industries. Other activities the institute organizes include: National and international conferences, seminars workshops, training and distinguished lecture series.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTITUTE
Fundamentally, the main objective of the Institute is to stimulate and facilitate international business cooperation at all levels and in all aspects of maritime industry.
The Institute is an autonomous shipping professional body with presence both locally and international.
Drawing full range of expertise within the maritime industry in the country. The institute is to among other things:
- Facilitate the importance of maritime transport skill through on the job. Capacity building and sustaining.
- Training, seminars, lectures and meetings
- Ensure that expert advice is available to shipping interest on legal, technical, operational, financial matters and also to organize professional lectures and examination etc.
NIS will be Africa’s premier/suppliers of highly specialize academic and practiced-based maritime and logistics education with a one-shop approach encompassing frontier of knowledge policy, Diploma program etc.