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NIMASA and global slowdown in the maritime industry

NIMASA and global slowdown in the maritime industry

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, could pass for the description ‘the man who saw tomorrow.’ When he was appointed, without…

MARAN holds seminar to examine decade of ports concession programme

MARAN holds seminar to examine decade of ports concession programme

The Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN), the oldest grouping of accredited journalists covering the maritime sector, is organising a one-day seminar on the 10 years of port concession…

Shippers’ Council urges South-Eastern Governors on development of truck transit parks

Shippers’ Council urges South-Eastern Governors on development of truck transit parks

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has called on the state governments in the South East to support the development of Truck Transit Park (TTP) for the growth of the nation…

World Bank ranks Nigeria’s economy low over elongated shipments timings

World Bank ranks Nigeria’s economy low over elongated shipments timings

It has been calculated that an average time of 25 days is required to export goods from Nigeria, compared to 10.5 days for developed countries and five days for…

False declaration: Nigeria Customs seizes N200m imported rice declared as yeast

False declaration: Nigeria Customs seizes N200m imported rice declared as yeast

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin-can Island Port Area Command, recently intercepted and seized 14,000 bags of rice stuffed in 31 units of 20-foot containers, which was allegedly…

How Nigerian cadets can get seatime training—AMES President

How Nigerian cadets can get seatime training—AMES President

President of the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) Engr. Charles Uwadia has suggested that Nigeria reintroduces the initiative of having organisations like the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the…

Navy rescues hijacked British vessel, ‘MT VECTIS OSPREY’ from sea pirates

Navy rescues hijacked British vessel, ‘MT VECTIS OSPREY’ from sea pirates

The Nigerian Navy Ship, NWAMBA, has rescued a British registered merchant Tanker vessel with call sign MT VECTIS OSPREY from sea pirates who attacked her 20 nautical miles offshore of…

Nigerian Navy deploys new gunboats to combat maritime crimes

Nigerian Navy deploys new gunboats to combat maritime crimes

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas, on Wednesday in Lagos deployed 39 newly-built gunboats, and a second indigenous Seaward Defence Boat built locally by…

Burning ferry runs aground, hundreds rescued

Burning ferry runs aground, hundreds rescued

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard and local police evacuated 512 passengers and crew from the American Cruise Ferries ro/pax Caribbean Fantasy,which caught fire about two…

Banks to allow Bureaux de Change access up to $50,000 weekly

Banks to allow Bureaux de Change access up to $50,000 weekly

Banks are now to allow Bureaux de Change(BDC) access up to $50,000 weekly, as against the former $30,000 that they were allowed to before now. This was…