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8 Jul 2015
THE newly launched Morocco-Nigeria-Mauritania (MNM) Africa Shipping Line has made its maiden call at Port & Cargo Handling Services in Lagos. Some of the ports that the new line, which is the only African container line, would be servicing include those of Barcelona, Sagunto, Tangier, Casablanca, Agadir, Nouakchott, Dakar, Conakry, Lagos, Tema and Abidjan. Speaking…
8 Jul 2015
STAKEHOLDERS at the 2015 Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) have emphasized the need for government to strengthen the maritime industry through effective implementation of local content policy and cabotage Act. According to them, implementation of such policies would aid the regeneration of economic growth through the maritime sector. Chairman, NIMAREX 2015 Planning Committee, Ayorinde Adedoyin and…
8 Jul 2015
THE Executive Secretary of Nigeria Shippers Council, (NSC) Hassan Bello, has commended the management and staff of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for the growth and development recorded at Nigerian ports over the years. Speaking during a courtesy visit to NPA Managing Director, Sanusi Ado Bayero, Bello called for more collaborations and consultations among all stakeholders.…
8 Jul 2015
CHINA's National Audit Office has issued a report accusing state-run Cosco, the nation's largest shipping line, of alleged serious financial irregularities as the leadership in Beijing tightens its crackdown on corruption. The mainland's highest audit authority found that Cosco Group had allegedly falsified its earnings between 2008 and 2013, leaving out $48 million in revenue…
8 Jul 2015
AS part of measures to boost operational capacity of its members, the Nigerian Ship Owners Association (NISA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Greek Shipowners. Part of the agreement entails acquisition of 40 vessels from a consortium of Greek shipowners for use in Nigeria cabotage trade. The vessels will be of various classes…
2 Jul 2015
Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos has adjourned till September 29, further proceedings in the suit filed by the Ports and Terminal Operators Nigeria Limited (PTOL) against the Nigerian Ports of Authority (NPA) over breach of concession agreement. PTOL said the Federal Government, through the NPA, breached the agreement they signed on…
1 Jul 2015
CYBER-SECURITY chief at ESC Global Security, Joseph Carson, has warned that the maritime industry is vulnerable to cyber-crime unless it develops a better awareness of the dangers and adopts security best practice
1 Jul 2015
THE Port Manager, Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Babatunde Longe has described the ongoing Apapa gridlock as a major threat to economic activities at the port.
26 Jun 2015
Nigeria has taken a major step towards concluding the process of domesticating five International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulatory instruments, with the submission of the instruments of assent to five protocols of the body in London.
24 Jun 2015
THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in collaboration with the Abidjan –Lagos Corridor (ALCO) has commenced its sensitization campaign on prevention of Human Immune Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) for ports users and truck drivers.
24 Jun 2015
THE Managing Director of Apapa Bulk Terminal, Captain Mohammed Bashir, has identified inadequate tugboats to move vessels into harbour as a major challenge confronting seaports terminals in Lagos.
24 Jun 2015
THE transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum have approved a Quality Charter for international road haulage operations.

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