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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…


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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), for clogging the wheel of progress in the prosecution of his petition.
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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) has beckoned on the European Union (EU) to help his administration fight against poverty and insecurity in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
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