NPA Appoints New Port Manager At Tin Can Island Port

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has appointed Sylvester Othuke Egede as the substantive Port Manager of the Tin Can Island Port Complex, Lagos.
Egede takes over from Akin Leoso who has held the position in acting capacity since November 2023 after the retirement of the former Port Manager, Jubril Buba.
Tin Can Island Port is Nigeria’s second largest seaport.
Until his appointment, Egede was the Traffic Manager of the Lagos Port Complex Apapa. He also served as the Traffic Manager for Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, also in Apapa, Lagos, from 2021 to August 2023.
Egede is also a former Traffic Manager at Rivers Port, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and a former Personal Assistant (Operations) to the Executive Director, Marine and Operations of NPA.
He is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport, among other professional bodies.
Among several posts he held in the past were Personal Assistant to Port Manager (Tincan Island Port), Secretary to the Implementation Committee on ISPS code Regime in the Port between 2001-2004,Senior Traffic Officer (Supervision of Vessel), discharge , handling and delivery of cargos (TCIPC) from 2000- 2001.
Among the professional bodies he belongs to include, American Society of Safety Professionals (member), Fellow Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport (FCILT) etc.
His educational background include B. SC Geography, University of Jos between 1986-1990 and MSC Transport Planning, Lagos State University (LASU) between 1997-1998.
He has attended several conferences and seminars within and outside the country, some of these are ASCON- workshop on Developing Leadership Competence and Capabilities 2020,International Maritime Organisation (IMO) April 2014 and September 2019 and in October 2023(UK).
He was also in attendance when the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH)held in Abuja in August 2018. He attended The Oil Trade Conference (OTC) (Houston, Texas, USA) at different intervals between 2015 and 2023.
He also attended Port Management & Administration Programs at the Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden in 2012.
Mr Egede the astute operation czar, who has since resumed duty at Tincan Island Port, as the Port Manager is married with children.





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