Monthly Archives: February 2017

Oversupply keeps January Vessel Orders at record low

Oversupply keeps January Vessel Orders at record low

Global ordering activity has fallen to 26-year low in January 2017, shipbuilding data from Maritime & Trade by IHS Markit show. Specifically, demand for bulk carriers and gas carriers…

NIMASA 2017 budget targets strategic growth of maritime industry – Dakuku

NIMASA 2017 budget targets strategic growth of maritime industry – Dakuku

… To position NIMASA as African foremost maritime Agency The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency’s 2017…

Spain approves port reform, dockers to go on new strikes

Spain approves port reform, dockers to go on new strikes

After the Spanish Council of Ministers approved a royal decree on the port system reform on February 24, the country’s dockworkers plan to stage new strikes, starting from March…

Nigeria to host Heads of African Maritime Administrations in April

Nigeria to host Heads of African Maritime Administrations in April

Nigeria is set to host the third Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, from April 19 to 21, 2017…

SON seizes N5bn substandard tyres in Lagos

SON seizes N5bn substandard tyres in Lagos

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON) has seized a consignment of substandard tyres in Lagos worth over N5 billion. In that regard, two Chinese nationals, Taolung Shen and Xu Jing…

NUJ Lagos inaugurates new chapel

NUJ Lagos inaugurates new chapel

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council has inaugurated the Federated Maritime Media Chapel (FMMC). The new chapel described as the biggest in the history of NUJ Lagos…

Customs clearance gets faster as 112-country WTO agreement takes effect

Customs clearance gets faster as 112-country WTO agreement takes effect

Dive Brief: •The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered force Wednesday after Rwanda, Oman, Chad and Jordan ratified the trade deal, surpassing the 110-country minimum…

ICC commends Westblue Consulting on improved trade facilitation in Ghana

ICC commends Westblue Consulting on improved trade facilitation in Ghana

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) office in Ghana has commended Westblue Consulting Limited – technical consultant of the Ghana Single Window Project, for its salutary role in simplifying the…

Sanity in standards precedes economic prosperity, says SON DG

Sanity in standards precedes economic prosperity, says SON DG

… As SON, NAGAFF strengthen ties against sub-standard goods The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Osita Aboloma, on Thursday stated that standards of products and…

NIMASA, Customs partnership will help Nigeria’s economic progress, says Peterside

NIMASA, Customs partnership will help Nigeria’s economic progress, says Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that NIMASA and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) are partners in progress in…