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CMI spotlights Nigeria’s maritime industry for new business prospects

CMI spotlights Nigeria’s maritime industry for new business prospects

Nigeria’s maritime industry has been launched into greater business opportunities as the maiden Commonwealth Maritime Initiative (CMI), opened with a discussion on “The Future of Nigeria’s Maritime Industry…

RMT to fight decline in UK Seafarer numbers

RMT to fight decline in UK Seafarer numbers

UK’s National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has launched a campaign to fight the decline in the number of seafarers in the country. The campaign, SOS…

Transportation Minister, Amaechi, assures USCG of full implementation of ISPS Code

Transportation Minister, Amaechi, assures USCG of full implementation of ISPS Code

The Federal Government has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to maritime security through the full implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code. This commitment was made by…

Growing Supply Reshapes LPG Shipping

Growing Supply Reshapes LPG Shipping

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), long a niche product used in petrochemicals, as well as for cooking and outdoor heating, is entering a new era as a wave of supply from…

GE confirms readiness to invest $2bn in Railways

GE confirms readiness to invest $2bn in Railways

The General Electric (GE), an American corporate giant, has indicated readiness to invest $2 billion in the nation’s railway project. The company in a press statement said its equity…

Stakeholders want immediate rehabilitation of NMRDC

Stakeholders want immediate rehabilitation of NMRDC

… Suggest full-capacity utilisation of facility Stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry have called for immediate rehabilitation of the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre(NMRDC) owned and managed by the…

Ease of doing business and corruption at the borders and ports

Ease of doing business and corruption at the borders and ports

After months of mere sound bites and public statements, a Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, to drive government’s promise to significantly reduce…

Rice imports remain banned through land borders, Nigeria Customs Service insists

Rice imports remain banned through land borders, Nigeria Customs Service insists

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) at the weekend restated its stand that importation of rice through the land borders remain banned. National Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Deputy Comptroller…

Right trade, transport policies key to sustain economy growth in Africa-Shippers

Right trade, transport policies key to sustain economy growth in Africa-Shippers

Developing and growing Africa’s economy require the right trade and transport policies,participants at a two-day forum on how to improve trade and transport infrastructure in Africa…

Nigerian Navy ship, Unity, arrives Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nigerian Navy ship, Unity, arrives Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Nigerian Navy (NN) Ship, Unity, has berthed in Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Southern Asia. Navy spokesman, Commodore Chris Ezekobe, on Thursday said: “The man of war departed…