Creating efficiency and professionalism in Export
The need to have Professional body to cater for either Shipping or Export in Nigeria came up at the Nigerian Shippers Council Conference of 1982 in Lagos and that of 25th & 26th January, 1983 which was the Second Conference in Port-Harcourt. Before the Conferences, most of the Professional bodies operating in Nigeria were branches of the foreign bodies based in United Kingdom
The Conferences established the need for Nigerians to have their own Institutes that would look into the Nigerian Maritime background, Nigerian World Trade Relations, Nigerian Products development and availability of most of these Commodities to the world market.
This need gave birth to the Nigerian Institute of Shipping on Thursday 20th October 1983 and The Institute of Export of Nigerian on Tuesday 29th May, 1990.