International Maritime Organisation
‘There is no comprehensive piracy law in Nigeria’
Adjudicating on admiralty or maritime matters was a herculean task for Nigerian judges as well as lawyers who appear before them until the Nigerian Shippers Council...
IMO new emission target to trigger investment in shipping
The United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) strategy to reduce the total annual Green House Gas, GHG emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050...
New marine pollution regulations enter into force
As the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) celebrates its 70 years anniversary, the organisation has confirmed that the ship fuel oil reporting requirements and amendments...
IMO tackles distress, safety issues at sea
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has commenced moves to evaluate the prompt response to distress and safety from seafarers at sea.
New global shipping convention takes off, may gulp $100b
However, a recent report by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), said the industry would need to invest about $100billion to meet the requirement of the treaty.
Piracy rises in Nigeria amid drop in regional malaise
The rate of maritime piracy has assumed a downward trend on the Gulf of Guinea recording the lowest levels in five years.However, it is not fully cheery news for Nigeria, as recent report by the International Maritime Bureau...
Efficiency of new ships decreasing, says report
As the global shipbuilders jostle to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) design for the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) standards, latest report has revealed that the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016.
Hope rises for Nigeria’s return to IMO council
Nigeria was a former member of the global maritime council before it lost the seat in 2011, and plans to resume its membership before this year runs out.
Liberating Nigeria, others from ‘sea blindness’
For Nigeria, the advent of commercial oil automatically shifted the interest of Africa’s largest country away from agriculture, and maritime businesses for decades, with attendant implications on the ailing economy.