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12 May 2015
A STUDY commissioned by two Brussels-based state-funded eco lobbies, Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment, has disclosed that new containerships built in 2013 are 10 per cent less fuel-efficient than those built in 1990.
12 May 2015
THE board of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) is collaborating with the institution’s management team to prepare the academy for a degree awarding status. Already, relevant infrastructures and skilled manpower according to MAN are in place while efforts have been intensified to secure more support from the federal government
29 Apr 2015
APM Terminals recently hosted a celebration attended by the Netherlands’ Monarch King Willem-Alexander, and 500 senior representatives from the global shipping industry and world governments in honour of the official opening of the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Rotterdam facility, regarded as the world’s most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable container terminal.
29 Apr 2015
THE Baltic and International Maritime Council, BIMCO, has commended fresh efforts by European Union leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of distressed migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The group also welcomed reported plans to fund rescue operations, adding that it appreciates the contribution of extra ships, planes and…
29 Apr 2015
MEMBERS of the Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) have pledged to provide not less than 100 training berth for cadets of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP)
28 Apr 2015
A NEW report has described African ports especially those in West Africa as the least efficient globally. However, the report explained that trade volume is on the increase despite the challenges.
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28 Apr 2015
A PETITION calling for the probe of alleged illegal recruitments and promotions at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been forwarded to the Minister of Transport, Idris Umar. The petition, put together by “Concerned Staff” of NIMASA, alleged that some senior staff were allegedly employed illegally and assigned positions beyond their qualifications.
28 Apr 2015
A SHIPPING and maritime policy expert, Dr. Chinedu Ogbuagu, has advised the in-coming federal government to overhaul the nation’s maritime sector, even as he called for the appointment of a technocrat for the transport and maritime sub-sectors.
15 Apr 2015
THE president of the Nigerian Belgian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Tunde Okoya has called for the diversification of the nation’s economy due to the drop in oil price. Speaking during a break fast meeting, Okoya said this is a wonderful opportunity to diversify the National economy into the Agriculture, Maritime and Financial Services sector for the West African region and Africa at large.
15 Apr 2015
THE incoming administration’s policy thrust in the maritime sector will determine to a large extent Nigeria’s economic outlook in the next four years. General Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was elected in the March 28th 2015 Presidential election to pilot the affairs of the nation from May 29, 2015.
14 Apr 2015
MAERSK Line, Wan Hai Lines and CMA CGM remain the world’s top performing container shipping lines as demonstrated by the 2014 financial results for 17 of the leading carriers, which show 10 achieved positive operating results, while seven posted losses.
8 Apr 2015
The anticipated growth in participation of indigenous firms in the Nigerian oil and gas industry may have begun to manifest as indications emerged that about $12 billion worth of projects were implemented by the companies last year.

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