Become a Member

Membership of the association is by registration of your company with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for Stevedoring Licence and a subsequent clearance by the association after an initial inspection of your office and relevant stevedoring equipments.


Benefits of Membership of the association is not limited to those of general sense of belonging and confidence, but include the following;

  • Establishment of easy connection of members to heads and members of National and International Agencies within the Maritime Sector and other relevant industries.
  • Creation of robust platform for perceptive and productive negotiations / collective bargaining
  • Fostering of cordial relationships among members and between members of other relevant associations / unions
  • Provision of broader pedestal for promotion of peace, harmony and a podium of conflict resolution among members and between members and other stakeholders
  • Exposure of members to free professional consultation and legal support on issues relating to the industry
  • Provision of access to a wealthy store of documentation and documentaries for members research and data requirements

Summary of Registration/Dues

To be member of the association, your company should have:

  • Letter of Appointment by either Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) OR
  • Contract letter from Terminal Operator / Jetty Operator / Oil Platform Operator as Dock Labour Employer
  • Certificate of registration with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
  • Payment for registration form and process fee
  • Monthly payment of association subscription