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18 Mar 2015
TERMINAL operators at Nigerian seaports acquired not less 1,204 cargo handling equipment between 2006 and 2014. Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) General Manager (Compliance and Monitoring), Joshua Asanga, who disclosed this at a conference in Lagos on “The experience of compliance with concession agreement eight years after,” explained that the equipment acquisition cut across the various terminals at the nation’s six major seaports.
10 Mar 2015
THE Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has reiterated plans to strengthen complaints and arbitration mechanism as part of measures to make the port environment friendly for business.
10 Mar 2015
AS part of measures to successfully tackle unemployment among Nigerian youths, Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) base, Dr. Amy Jadesimi has no reason to battle with youth’s joblessness, if industry players as well as the government take appropriate steps to harness such potentials.
10 Mar 2015
BARELY six days after the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), zone ‘C’, Owerri, took delivery of twenty (20) brand new patrol vehicles supplied by the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to smoothen its operations, the unit has impounded 1, 500 cartons of frozen chicken.
ciroma
3 Mar 2015
THE management of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has unveiled a decade long strategic growth plans. Scheduled for implementations from 2016-2026, the agenda is being fine-toned to pave way for what NIWA described as seamless implementations. Already, the Managing Director of NIWA, Hajiya Inna Maryam Ciroma has put together a three day retreat starting from today…
3 Mar 2015
DENMARKS’S Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is considering ordering 11 container megaships from Asian ship builders in the second quarter of this year, the company’s chief executive officer, Soren Skou has said. Asian yard officials estimate the value of the order for the so-called Triple E ships will be around $1.8…
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…
Abdullahi-4-3-15
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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