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Why logistics startups are a hot investment

Why logistics startups are a hot investment

…New companies’ journey from innovation to acquisition. Mergers and acquisitions have always been a useful tool for companies looking to expand their services, but as supply chains face increasing…

Architect emerges winner of Ships & Ports annual essay competition

Architect emerges winner of Ships & Ports annual essay competition

A young architect, Sarafadeen Mayowa Bello has emerged best overall winner of the 2016 Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition. Bello emerged ahead of six other winners who got…

How Blockchain Contracts and IoT could save Global Shipping Billions

How Blockchain Contracts and IoT could save Global Shipping Billions

A “case study event” in Hong Kong this month will look at blockchain’s potential to solve problems in the global freight shipping industry. The November 24 event, titled “Chain…

NIMASA DG inaugurates Committee to review 3% freight benchmark

NIMASA DG inaugurates Committee to review 3% freight benchmark

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has inaugurated a committee to review the parameters for charging the three percent freight benchmark…

Concession as way forward for Railway Sector

Concession as way forward for Railway Sector

After decades of failed efforts by the federal government to have an efficient rail system, introducing a concession programme in the sector remains the only option at a time of…

Vancouver Aims for More Ships – And Shipowners

Vancouver Aims for More Ships – And Shipowners

Port cities are always competing with neighbors for vessel traffic, a given in any market and perhaps especially in a down market. But while all are interested in attracting ships…

How passenger ferry, MF Onitsha, was used, abandoned at Oyingbo Jetty… turns squatters’ home

How passenger ferry, MF Onitsha, was used, abandoned at Oyingbo Jetty… turns squatters’ home

Looking worn-out from decades of service as Nigeria’s one-time biggest passenger ferry, flagship of the National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA), the MF Onitsha, may have been given…

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…

Interview:    Dredgers need regular EIA awareness-  Consultant

Interview: Dredgers need regular EIA awareness- Consultant

Locals who engage in commercial dredging activities need regular awareness, considering the impact of dredging activities on the environment, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant, Mr Ayo Abiodun, has prescribed…

Gaps in Africa’s reach to global markets

Gaps in Africa’s reach to global markets

Poor intermodal transport system is limiting Africa’s reach to global markets and inducing increased costs in import value as freight rates attracts additional 20 to 35 per cent cost…