Government assures new transport policy will link rail to seaports
The Federal Government has restated its commitment to ensuring that all the nation’s seaports are connected to rail network in line with its new transport policy framework.
Nigeria to bar imported ships from 2022
The Federal Government has commenced the process of placing a ban on importation of certain categories of vessels into Nigeria by 2022 as part of efforts to encourage local participation in shipbuilding.
Ship owners seek transparency in disbursement of $124m Cabotage fund
Ship owners, under the aegis of the Nigerian Shipowners’ Association (NISA), has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to ensure that the criteria for disbursement of the $124 million Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund...
NPA approves payment for disengaged dockworkers
Succour appears underway for the sacked Tally Clerks and On-board ship Gangway Security of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), as the management has commenced payment of their severance packages.
NIMASA applauds FUPRE for designing, building speedboat
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) yesterday commended the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE), Delta State for designing
Nigeria secures special mission vessel for marine safety
Poised to fully combat insecurity in Nigeria’s waterways up to the Gulf of Guinea, the country has taken delivery of its first special mission vessel under the deep blue project.
Government alleges plot to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe
The Federal Government has raised an alarm over alleged plot from some quarters to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe for ships to operate, assuring that the nation’s maritime territory is adequately safe and attracting more vessels.
NPA harps on anti-corruption in shipping sector
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has stressed the need for all stakeholders to work together to fight corruption in the maritime industry.
Stakeholders worry about attracting new investments over insecurity
Stakeholders and operators in the oil and gas industry have expressed concerns about safety of assets within Nigeria and offshore, especially with renewed pipeline vandalism and kidnapping of crew members of a Very Large Crude Carriers..