- 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.
- The Executive Secretary/CEO is assisted by six (6) Directors who head the departments in the Council.
- The departments are complemented by eight (8) Independent Units reporting to the Office of the Executive Secretary/CEO.
The six (6) Departments are:
- Commercial Shipping Services Department
- Consumer Affairs Department
- Corporate Planning and Research Department
- Finance and Administration Department
- Inland Transport Services Department
- Legal Services Department.
The Independent Units are:
- Anti-Corruption and Transparency
- Shippers’ Complaints
- Public Private Partnership
- Internal Audit
- Public Relations
- Abuja Liaison Office
There are six (6) Zonal Coordinating Offices one in each of the six geo-political zones and a Liaison Office in Abuja.
They are as follows:
- South-West Coordinating Office – Ibadan;
- South-East Coordinating Office – Aba;
- South-South Coordinating Office – Port Harcourt;
- North-Central Coordinating Office – Jos;
- North-West Coordinating Office – Kano;
- North-East Coordinating Office – Bauchi;
- Abuja Liaison Office.
In addition, the Council has fifteen (15) Area Offices spread across the six geo-political zones of the country.