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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.   …
17 Feb 2015
CHINA COSCO Holdings Company Limited has disassembled eight vessels from its aged fleet, the group said in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The scrapped vessels include eight container ships (Hutuo He, Xinhui He, Zhaoqing He, Yangjiang He and Yongding He) and three bulk carriers (Peng Jie, Peng Nian and Peng Cai) that…
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10 Feb 2015
NOT less than twenty local and foreign investors have indicated interest in the proposed Akwa Ibom Deep Seaport. Already, the ministerial project development and steering committee   has submitted a copy of the final Outline Business Case (OBC) to the Federal Ministry of Transport and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Members of the committee comprise officials…
10 Feb 2015
AN anti-corruption inspection team raised by the central government of China has alleged corruption in the state run shipbuilding conglomerate, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). According to the central government, corruption search light which commenced in November, 2013, is on 13 state-run groups including China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the China Shipping Group and oil giant…
10 Feb 2015
THE Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), zone C Owerri, has arrested 18 alleged smugglers and impounded 36 vehicles. According to the Area Controller of the unit, Dimka Victor David, the impounded vehicles are 13 cars, 14 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV), five trucks and four buses. He said the seizures were made…
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10 Feb 2015
ANALYSTS from IHS Maritime & Trade have predicted continued increases in fatal accidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors largely as a result of continued expansion of the global commercial shipping fleet. Last year, there were 1,639 maritime casualty incidents reported, up 10 per cent from the 1,489 incidents reported in 2013.  IHS estimates…
10 Feb 2015
THE annual United Kingdom  (UK) seafarers active at sea increased to 22,910 in 2014. The increase according to the department for transportation is the first since 2010.The total number increased by around 1,000. Detail of the statistics  also show that nearly 2,000 officer cadets were in training, the second highest level since the UK government’s…
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3 Feb 2015
FOLLOWING  clamour by stakeholders in the maritime sector for the full implementation of minimum haulage standards at the nation’s seaports, the Federal Government has announced plans to provide necessary financial assistance to truck owners.  The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) had recently informed the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) of its intention to enforce standards.  Speaking in…
3 Feb 2015
DENMARK’S Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is in talks with Asian shipbuilders to order up to 10 container megaships worth $1.5 billion. According to Wall Street Journal, the ships would have a capacity to move around 20,000 containers each, adding that the order may be completed in the first quarter. Container…
3 Feb 2015
FORMER Head of State and Board Chairman of APM Terminals Apapa, Chief Ernest Shonekan has commissioned a new ultra-modern staff building at the terminal. Performing the commissioning ceremony, Shonekan commended the management and staff of APM Terminals Apapa for maintaining high standards and efficient service delivery. He said: “I am quite impressed with what I…
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3 Feb 2015
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the promotion of 2,132 junior officers who participated in the 2014 promotion exercise. Meanwhile, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Seme Command, Ndalati Garba Mohammed has appealed to traditional rulers, chiefs and members of the border community to join hands with the customs in the fight against smuggling…

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