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These giant drones could seriously disrupt the Shipping Industry

These giant drones could seriously disrupt the Shipping Industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are now used for all sorts of things, from taking out terrorists to delivering take-out. Now a tiny start-up in California’s…

NIMASA wants immediate removal of abandoned ships and wrecks

NIMASA wants immediate removal of abandoned ships and wrecks

… Warns erring owners risk sanctions In efforts to ensure safe and secure shipping on the Nigerian territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has warned all owners…

Akintola Williams Deloitte Report: Customs responsible for 82% of charges at Nigerian ports

Akintola Williams Deloitte Report: Customs responsible for 82% of charges at Nigerian ports

A study by Nigeria’s leading accounting firm, Akintola Williams Deloitte, has blamed the high cost of doing business at the nation’s seaports on the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS…

Vehicles trapped as ban on vehicle import through land borders takes effect

Vehicles trapped as ban on vehicle import through land borders takes effect

Thousands of vehicles were yesterday trapped at land borders as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) began the full restriction of vehicle importation through those areas. Some stakeholders especially clearing agents…

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…