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 angencies.


To effectively serve this role, the Chamber engages itself in the following activities:

  • Advocacy: To Promote the interest of operators and stakeholders through appropriate Policy advocacy and monitoring of the enforcement of Government policies that affect the industry.
  • Training Programs: The Chamber on a monthly basis, runs different training programs designed to suit the needs of our wide clientele ranging from the operators to financial institutions and other interested individuals in an attempt to build local capacity.
  • Consultancy: The Chamber undertakes in-depth feasibility studies for persons who are willing to make investments in the sector.
  • Arbitration: The Chamber has been involved in several trades disputes between her members and government agencies thus saving huge legal fees and fostering better working relations in the industry.
  • Specialised Ship Financing Training Programmes: The Chamber conducts specialised Ship Financing Training Programs under affliations with reputable International Maritime Institutions.
  • Publications: ( Maritime digest) a quarterly journal maritime and activities including the Nigerian Port analysis.