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21 Jul 2015
Okays  £92.1m budget for 2016-2017 THE International Maritime Organization (IMO) has advised member nations to drop ‘unnecessary administrative’ as part of measures to successfully adopt shipping regulations Meanwhile, the council has reached on a draft resolution establishing that international shipping regulation must be sharper,   imposing fewer administrative burdens for the benefit of seafarers, shipowners and administrations alike.…
21 Jul 2015
SOUTHEAST Asia continues to dominate maritime crime incidents globally, with 120 reports of piracy and maritime crime instances occurring in the region since 1st January 2015, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the first six months of 2014, according to Dryad, the United Kingdom’s maritime intelligence company. Of these reported incidents, 12 were vessel hijackings…
14 Jul 2015
MAERSK Line has signed a new building contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The order is for nine vessels with a capacity of 14,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) each. The agreement includes an option for up to eight additional vessels. The vessels will have a length of 353 meters. According to Maersk, the contract has a value…
14 Jul 2015
FORMER Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, George Obiozor, has called on the government to partner entrepreneurs in the maritime and Oil and Gas sector with a view of reducing the rate of unemployment in the country. Obiozor made this disclosure at the launch of the MT Noami Princess, a 32m-class Azimuth stern drive tugboat…
14 Jul 2015
ROLLS-ROYCE is to lead a new €6.6 million project that could pave the way for autonomous ships. The Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative will produce the specification and preliminary designs for the next generation of advanced ship solutions. The project is funded by Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) and will bring together…
14 Jul 2015
THE Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero and Chief Executive Officer, Sifax Group, Dr Taiwo Afolabi have urged stakeholders to reposition the maritime sector in the interest of Nigeria’s economy. According to Bayero, there is need for the maritime sector to provide what he identified as formidable alternative to…
14 Jul 2015
TO further streamline cargo clearance processes, the Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC) has advised management of Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT) to embrace full automation of its operation. Executive Secretary of NSC, Hassan Bello, who visited TICT on Monday, expressed disappointment at the high human traffic at the Terminal. He identified automation as key in…
14 Jul 2015
THE Federal Government has declared Kaduna Inland Container Depot (ICD) as a port of origin and final destination. This declaration is contained in a government gazette No. 60 Vol.102 of 26th of May 2015 titled Kaduna Dry Port Declaration Order, 2015. The gazette which was signed by the former Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar,…
14 Jul 2015
IT is imperative that Nigeria continues to build necessary maritime infrastructure required to handle prospective growth in international trade, the country manager, APM Terminals, David Skov, has said. According to Skov, ports play an important part in societies such as trade enablers, employers and centers of technology. Speaking at the just concluded 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo…
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.…

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