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3 Mar 2015
THE European port of Antwerp has started offering training for 30 port professionals in India at a specially equipped training hub in Mumbai. Temporary facilities are currently being used until the new centre is ready, a statement from port authorities said. The series of lectures is being organised by APEC, the international port training and…
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3 Mar 2015
THE Managing Director of NPA has enjoined members of Nigerian/Nigerien Joint Commission on Transit Cargo to come up with modalities on how to tackle identified threats to trade facilitation along land borders.    Speaking in Lagos when the commission paid him a courtesy visit, Abdullahi said there are many threats to trade facilitation along the…
3 Mar 2015
THE Nigerian Police has reiterated that it has the capacity to provide security along waterways during the forth coming general elections scheduled for March 28th and April 11 2015. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Maritime  Command, Kalafite Adeyemi, stated this during a familiarization tour of Ports Authority Police, Eastern Ports Command, Port Harcourt, Rivers…
Patrick Akpobolokemi
24 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) will produce high-level manpower for the maritime/shipping sector on a sustainable basis, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi has said. According to Akpobolokemi, the University located in Okerenkoko, Warri South West Local Government area, Delta State will provide training for seafarers, master mariners, marine engineers,…
24 Feb 2015
THE United Nation’s (UN) International Maritime Organisation  (IMO) has agreed on requirements for the training and certification of seafarers operating in polar waters at the level of IMO sub-committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping. The agreement outlines training and certification requirements for those serving on ships in polar waters, and now goes to the…
24 Feb 2015
THE CMA CGM Group has inaugurated a new logistics platform in Douala, Cameroon. According to the company, the 3CTC platform, concessioned for 25 years has been operational since January 7th, 2015. The terminal is located in a strategic area between Douala and the port, where it occupies two hectares. A statement issued by the company…
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24 Feb 2015
SHIPPING is a cash-driven business, and the combination of large, frequent and often short-notice receipts and payments does not sit well with private equity firms when considering cash management. According to international shipping experts, Moore Stephens, over the last two decades, the industry has moved from one populated by owner-managed businesses with cash payments authorised…
24 Feb 2015
THE new leftist Greek government has rejected suggestions it was relenting on ending privatisation of state assets and said it would stick with plans to stop the sale of  Piraeus and Thessaloniki to Cosco Pacific, the front running bidder. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s new leftist government has sought to cancel key terms of Athens’ bailout…
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17 Feb 2015
THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is to assist in the training of Tug Masters for Nigerian Navy after concluding all required consultations. Speaking in Lagos when the Flagg Officer commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jonathan  Ango, paid him a courtesy visit, the Managing Director of NPA, Habib Abdullahi also pledged to partner with the…
17 Feb 2015
THE International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned that a low sulphur fuel cap is “very likely” to be imposed in 2020 globally, five years before it is expected. Meanwhile, INTERTANKO has welcomed the recent European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Sulphur Inspection Guidance, supporting the implementation of Council Directive 1999/32/EC (The EU Sulphur Directive). EMSA’s…
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17 Feb 2015
BETWEEN January and December 2014, the Federal Operations Units (FOU) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), zone ‘A’ Ikeja, impounded 674 used vehicles and 105,810 bags of rice. Giving a breakdown of its 2014 performance on Monday, the unit disclosed that out of the 674 impounded used vehicles, 95 were ‘scraps’ valued at N346.2 million with…
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17 Feb 2015
Okays new training requirement for seafarers CITING reported rescue of more than 2000 migrants from the Mediterranean sea and several hundred who lost their lives, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has called for more concerted action to address the issue of criminals who organize illegal and unregulated sea passage by migrants.   …

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