The Global Maritime Security Conference hosted by the Nigerian government and supported by the leading International organizations and industry stakeholders who share a common vision of seeing a safe and secure Gulf of Guinea that will remain the epicenter of economic, political, military and cultural medley.

The Conveners

Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigeria.

The mandate of the Federal Ministry of Transportation is to To ensure fast, safe, efficient, affordable, convenient, integrated and inter-modal transport system that facilitates Nigeria’s socio-economic developmental needs and enhances the quality of life of the public..

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)

NIMASA is the apex regulatory and promotional maritime agency. The Agency was created from the merger of National Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (former parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Transport) on the 1st August 2006. The obligation of regulating the Maritime industry in Nigeria rests on the Agency through the relevant instruments :-

  • i. Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Act. 2007.
  • ii. Merchant Shipping Act. 2007.
  • iii. Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003.

Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy is a branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is among the largest navies on the African continent, consisting of several thousand personnel, including those of the Coast Guard.

Strategic partners

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is a Federal Government Agency that governs and operates the Ports in Nigeria. The major Ports include; Lagos Port Complex and Tin Can Island Port Complex both in Lagos State. The Calabar Port Complex in Cross River State. The Delta Ports in Warri, Delta State and the Rivers Port Complex and One Port Complex both in Rivers State.

Nigerian Shippers Council

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Transport.

The enabling Act provides for a Governing Board and an Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the day to day management and implementation of policies approved by the Governing Board.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is the oil corporation through which the federal government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the country’s petroleum industry. The NNPC business operations are managed through Strategic Business and Corporate Services Units in diverse locations across Nigeria.

ICC Yaounde

The Yaounde-based ICC has developed a “unique strategy framework” to deal with criminality at sea, of safety, security, development and governance dimensions. It also looks to build the capacities of the civilian and military personnel of the regions in maritime law enforcement; coordinate training and practices; facilitate information exchange among the navies of the Member States; promote the harmonization of texts on maritime law enforcement including those relating to the fight against piracy,armed robbery, other illicit acts committed at sea, sea pollution and ensure the protection of the environment.

Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)

As the organisation grew and became more international it was renamed -The Baltic and International Maritime Council –and at present day – simply BIMCO.

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

IMCA – The International Marine Contractors Association – aims to improve performance in the marine contracting industry worldwide.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

ICS is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is a voluntary association of oil companies with an interest in the shipment and terminalling of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas.


UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.