AFL – American Federation of Labour

CAGR – Compounded Annual Growth Rate

CBN – Central Bank of Nigeria

CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight

CLC – International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

COLREG – Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collision at Sea

CSC – International Convention for Safe Containers

CVFF – Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund

DPR – Department of Petroleum Resources

DWT – Dead weight

EEZ – Exclusive Economic Zone

EFCC – Economic and Financial Crime Commission

EPZ – Export Processing Zone

ERGP – Economic Recovery and Growth Plan

EU – European Union

FAL – Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic

FGN – Federal Government of Nigeria

IWRM – Integrated Water Resources Management

LFN – Law of the Federation of Nigeria

LL – International Convention on Load Lines

LLMC – Convention on Limitation of Liability on Maritime Claims

MAN – Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron

MARPOL – International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the protocol of 1978 relating to and by the protocol of 1997 (MARPOL)

MBN – Maritime Bank of Nigeria

MDAs – Ministries, Department and Agencies

MOWCA – the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa

NAFDAC – National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

NCDMB – Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board

NCS – Nigeria Custom Service

NDLEA – National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

NIMAREX – Nigeria Maritime Expo

NIMASA – Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety

PCC – Ports Consultative Council

PIDA – Programme for Infrastructural Development for Africa

PLIs – Primary Lending Institutions

PPP – Public Private Participation

PPP – Public–private partnership

PSC – Port State Control (PSC)

QC/QA – Quality Control/ Quality Assurance

RBDA – River Basin Development Authority

SALVAGE – International Convention on Salvage

SAR – International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue

SASBF – Ship Acquisition and Ship Building Fund

SON – Standard Organization of Nigeria

STCW – International Convention on the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

STCW-F – International Convention on Standard of Training, Certificatio and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel

SUA – Convention for Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime

FIRS – Federal Inland Revenue Service

FPSO – Floating production storage and Offloading

SOLAS – International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

FUND – 1992 Protocol to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage

GDP – Gross Domestic Product

GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

GoG – Gulf of Guinea

HNS – Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea

ICRC – In frastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission

ICT – Information and Communication Technology

ILO – International Labour Organisation

IMCO – Inter-Government Maritime Consultative Organisation

IMO – International Maritime Organisation

IMSO – Convention on the International Maritime Satellite Organisation

INTERVENTION – International Convention relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Case of Oil Pollution Casualties

IUU – Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing Agency

NIS – Nigeria Immigration Service

NIWA – National Inland Waterways Authority

NIWA – National Inland Waterways Authority

NLNG – The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited

NMA – National Maritime Authority

NMU – Nigerian Maritime University

NN – Nigerian Navy

NNPC – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

NNSL – the Nigerian National Shipping Line

NP – Nigerian Police

NPA – Nigerian Ports Authority

NRC – Nigerian Railway Corporation

NSC – Nigeria Shippers Council

NSC – Nigerian Shipper’s Council

NSDP – Nigeria Seafarers Development Programme

NSDP – Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme

NSDP – The NIMASA’s National Seafarers Development Programme

NUL – National Unity Line (NUL).

OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPRC – International Convention on oil Pollution Preparedness Response and Co-operation Navigation

TEUs – Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit

TONNAGE – International Convention on Tonnage

UAC – United Africa Company

UN – United Nations

UNCLOS III – The third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

UNCLOS – The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

USA – United States of America

WALCON – the Europe-West Africa route and joined the West African Line Conference (WALCON)