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10 Feb 2015
ANALYSTS from IHS Maritime & Trade have predicted continued increases in fatal accidents in both the shipping and passenger sectors largely as a result of continued expansion of the global commercial shipping fleet. Last year, there were 1,639 maritime casualty incidents reported, up 10 per cent from the 1,489 incidents reported in 2013.  IHS estimates…
10 Feb 2015
THE annual United Kingdom  (UK) seafarers active at sea increased to 22,910 in 2014. The increase according to the department for transportation is the first since 2010.The total number increased by around 1,000. Detail of the statistics  also show that nearly 2,000 officer cadets were in training, the second highest level since the UK government’s…
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3 Feb 2015
FOLLOWING  clamour by stakeholders in the maritime sector for the full implementation of minimum haulage standards at the nation’s seaports, the Federal Government has announced plans to provide necessary financial assistance to truck owners.  The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) had recently informed the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) of its intention to enforce standards.  Speaking in…
3 Feb 2015
DENMARK’S Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is in talks with Asian shipbuilders to order up to 10 container megaships worth $1.5 billion. According to Wall Street Journal, the ships would have a capacity to move around 20,000 containers each, adding that the order may be completed in the first quarter. Container…
3 Feb 2015
FORMER Head of State and Board Chairman of APM Terminals Apapa, Chief Ernest Shonekan has commissioned a new ultra-modern staff building at the terminal. Performing the commissioning ceremony, Shonekan commended the management and staff of APM Terminals Apapa for maintaining high standards and efficient service delivery. He said: “I am quite impressed with what I…
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3 Feb 2015
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the promotion of 2,132 junior officers who participated in the 2014 promotion exercise. Meanwhile, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of Seme Command, Ndalati Garba Mohammed has appealed to traditional rulers, chiefs and members of the border community to join hands with the customs in the fight against smuggling…
3 Feb 2015
THE planning committee Chairman of 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX), Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin has advised the Federal Government to establish more shipyards as part of measures to tackle unemployment. According to Adedoyin, the establishment of more shipyards in Nigeria would solve the problem of unemployment because of the large workforce required for operations by shipyards. He…
3 Feb 2015
A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday dismissed a no case submission filed by the former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Raymond Omatseye, charged with contract scam by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Omatseye is standing trial on an amended 27-count charge bordering on the offence. In the charge,…
3 Feb 2015
THE  Federal Government has raised a committee charged with the responsibility of reviewing concession agreement with operators of private ports terminals. Members of the committee include Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the concessionaires. Speaking at an interactive session with Journalists in Lagos, Executive Secretary of the NSC, Hassan Bello said the committee…
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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…

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