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27 Jan 2015
TO successfully tackle pollution and waste generated by vessels calling at the nation’s seaports, African Circle Pollution Management Limited (ACPML) has acquired additional six marine pollution (MARPOL) trucks. The company has also procured four new vessels identified as MV Maizube 1, MV Maizube II, MV Bics and MV Etypou. Speaking at a ceremony in Lagos…
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27 Jan 2015
ONE of the nation’s terminal operators, APM Terminals Apapa has added three new Mobile Harbour cranes to its operation.  The cranes, according to the company were acquired to complement existing equipment to boost service delivery at the terminal. Speaking during the commissioning of the three new cranes acquired at a total cost of 10 million…
27 Jan 2015
CHINA’S  COSCO group has secured  $1.75billion  financial agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) for its newbuilding programme. The development is coming after a United Kingdom based Moore Stephens maritime experts made public the outcome of its survey on confidence levels in the shipping industry. According to the group, overall confidence levels in…
Sekimizu-28-1-15--
27 Jan 2015
THE International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued the updated and revised Rescue at Sea guide intended for the rescue of refugees and migrants.  According to IMO, the guide, was prepared in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). IMO explained that  the document provides guidance on…
27 Jan 2015
THE Western Ports Command of the Nigerian Police has challenged maritime stakeholders to support the police and other security agencies with relevant intelligence gathering. Speaking in Lagos during a one-day programme put together for port police officers, the Commissioner in-charge of the command, Mrs Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, said said security has been beefed-up at strategic locations leading…
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20 Jan 2015
Apapa expansion gulps $330m in nine years THE management of APM Terminals has placed order for 16 new advanced Rubber-Tire Gantry cranes (RTGs) as part of ongoing expansion scheme in Apapa, Nigeria and Algeciras, Spain. According to the company, the new 16-wheeled RTGs, to be manufactured by Konecranes, will offer a lifting capacity of 41…
20 Jan 2015
SHIP efficiency remains just as relevant and important in a bearish oil market as it does when ship owners have to pay over $600 for a tonne of Heavy Fuel Oil. The Chief Financial Officer of Ecoships, Hakan Ozcan, said : “With crude oil prices at their lowest since April 2009, the temptation is to…
20 Jan 2015
THE Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) said at the weekend that the event would focus on trade promotion and on issues that would impact on industry operators. Its Chairman, Ayorinde Adedoyin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said though the event might…
30 Sep 2009
THE Nigerian government has called on the Nigerian shipping community to ensure a reduction of emission from ship, saying the entire world was facing severe threats orchestrated by climatic change.
30 Sep 2009
THREE months after the Federal Government's amnesty package was introduced to stem hostility and kidnapping in the Niger Delta region, another episode of restiveness capable of truncating the prevailing normalcy in the oil-rich area may be brewing.
30 Sep 2009
NIGERIAN ship owners have condemned in strong terms the move by the Federal Government to float a National Shipping Line, about 15 years after the defunct national carrier, the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) was liquidated.

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