Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Water, HRAS Raises Alarm

Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Water, HRAS Raises Alarm

“We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything...
Ease of Doing Business: NDLEA Retained at the Ports

Ease of Doing Business: NDLEA Retained at the Ports

By Oge Obi Reverting to the 2011 Presidential Directive to reduce the number of agencies operating at the ports to eight, the Nigerian Ports Authority...
Lawmakers, Customs and RIFAN Move to Stop Rice Smuggling

24hr Port Operations: Customs Demands for Advance Cargo Manifest, Reduce Trade Procedures

By Peace Obi  As part of the efforts geared toward actualizing the executive order on 24hour port operations, the Nigeria Customs Service has directed that...

NIGERIAN MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY (NIMASA) TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO GHANA

…Set to Sign MoU In continuation of its quest to make Africa compete favourably with other maritime nations in the world, the Federal Government through...

Egina FPSO Will Enhance Our Safety Regulatory Capacity- NIMASA DG.

…As FPSO Set to Arrive Nigeria in August The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has said...

Greece Leads in 2017 Maritime Investment, As Nigeria Plans New National Fleet

Greece, Japan and China take the lead in investments of about $423.6 million among top 10 ship-owning countries in 2017, according to latest ranking...

Meet the maritime world at Nor-Shipping

Germany is a maritime powerhouse, but in these volatile times, that message can’t be repeated often enough. The rapid and sweeping changes brought on by...

Nigerian Government Launches SON, PSSP To Curb Corruption In Maritime Industry

Nigeria’s Federal Government has launched the Standard Operating Procedure,  (SOP) and the Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) a means of curbing corrupt practices and...

Nigeria Loses $2bn to Foreign Shippers

Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Modalities for the Establishment of Nigeria Fleet, Engr. Ola Akinsoji, has said the country lost over $2 billion...

Committee says lack of shipping line costs Nigeria $2.2b

Nigeria lost $2.2 billion in 2014 due to lack of an international fleet, a Ministerial Committee on Modalities for the Establishment of a Nigerian...

NIMASA pledges sea time for NSDP cadets

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA said it has concluded plans to give cadets of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, NSDP, sea time...

NIMASA DG calls for preservation of marine environment

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called on Nigerians especially those living in the coastal...

Heavily loaded tanker thwarts pirate attack off Nigeria

A short period of calm seas in the Gulf of Guinea was interrupted as a group of pirates attempted to board a heavily loaded tanker while it was...

Maritime is soul of Nigeria’s economy – Peterside

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has said that the maritime sector in Nigeria...

SON DG Begs FG to Return to Ports; Needs 10,000 Staff To Execute Mandate

By Pita Ochai Paul Angya, the Acting Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has appealed to the Federal Government to return the agency to the...

Nigerian Ports Are Very Competitive, Only Smugglers Import Through Cotonou – Abdullahi

By Pita Ochai Mallam Habib Abdullahi, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has declared the nation’s port concession exercise executed in 2006 by...

Nigeria Cannot Be a Dumping Ground for Vessels, Says NIMASA

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to continue to set high standards for...

Maritime Stakeholders Urge FG to Review Cabotage Act Of 2003

By Jolly Adjerewe – Port Harcourt The federal government have been called upon to review the current Cabotage law so as to make it inclusive,...

UASC Lauds Nigerian Shippers Council Over Shipping Law Capacity

The Union of African Shippers Council (UASC) meeting in its 10th General Assembly has lauded the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) for its efforts at...

1,500 Trucks Certified By NPA for Port Operation

In its determination to enforce implementation of minimum standard of trucks operating at the ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reached out to...

‘LADOL’S Partnership with Samsung Will Create 5,000 Jobs’ – Jadesimi

Positioned strategically at the entry-point to Lagos harbour, The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics - LADOL provides a one-stop-shop for multinational industrial and oil and...

UASC Lauds Nigerian Shippers Council Over Shipping Law Capacity

The Union of African Shippers Council (UASC) meeting in its 10th General Assembly has lauded the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) for its efforts at...

1,500 Trucks Certified By NPA for Port Operation

In its determination to enforce implementation of minimum standard of trucks operating at the ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reached out to...

Nigerian Navy Recorded High Arrest of pirates and vandals in 2015

By Pita Ochai The fight against insecurity in the Nigerian waterways and vandals of petroleum facilities gained successes last year. According to the Nigerian military,...

2016 Is Expected To Record Industry-Wide Loss in Container Shipping

By Pita Ochai Further widening of the supply-demand imbalance at the trade route level and insufficient measures to reduce ship capacity will lead to an...

Customs Parade 5 Suspects, Records 38 Seizures Valued N72.7m

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service in Lagos paraded five foreign nationals suspected to be part of those dealing in smuggled...

Logistics Can Gain From Falling Oil Prices – Jadesimi

Logistics service providers in the nation’s energy sector have been urged to take advantage of the otherwise worrisome free fall of oil prices in...

Nigerian Businessmen Seek Single Digit Interest Rate to Boost Exports

Single digit interest rate in the country has been identified as a major boost to exports of goods and services. To increase exports, exporters...

Amaechi Urged To Visit Lagos Ports

To have an on-the-spot assessment of the Lagos Ports as the new minister of transportation, two master mariners have urged Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, to...

Shipowners, Managers Predict Increase in 2016 Operating Cost

A Survey put together by United Kingdom based Maritime Experts, Moore Stephens, has predicted that vessel operating costs are expected to rise before the...

MAN Faults Nigerian Shippers’ Council on Cargo Tracking Note Reintroduction

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the Nigerian Shippers’ Council bid to reintroduce the Cargo Tracking Note that was discarded by the...

Glut Of Container Capacity Torpedoes Shipping Fees

Shipments from Asia to the U.S. are reaching unprecedented levels, but the overcapacity of container vessels has sunk cargo fees, leaving shipping companies worried...

Buhari Okays Expansion Of Nigeria’s Maritime Boundaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the continuation of efforts by the National Boundary Commission (NBC) to significantly expand the nation's maritime boundaries. According to a...

Omatseye Seeks Audit Of Africa Import, Export Cargoes

President African Shipowners Association (ASA), Temisan Omatseye has said that there is need to carry out an audit of all cargoes brought into, and...

IMO Launches Maritime Energy Efficiency Project

The Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP), which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, was formally launched...

Over 5,000 Vessels Berth At Nigerian Ports In Q1

No fewer than 5,139 ocean going vessels with a total gross tonnage of 61,990,999 called at Nigerian ports in the first quarter of this...

Atuabo Free Port Project Gets Green Light

The court, presided over by Justice Clement Hoenyenugah, said the applicants did not follow the right procedure in the appeal. The appeal was seeking to...

Customs Boss Urges Automation to Enhance Cargo Clearance

By Pita Ochai The Comptroller-General of Customs, Alhaji Dikko Abdullahi, has urged the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) to ensure that shipping companies and concessionaires automate...

Stakeholders Set Agenda For Repositioning Maritime Sector

The Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) has set agenda for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on how to reposition and refocus the declining...

NIMAREX 2015: NIMASA Seeks Unity among Indigenous Ship-Owners to Attract Gov’t Attention

By Pita Ochai L-R: Dr Isaac Jolapamo, former President Nigeria Shipowners Association; Admiral Samuel Afolanya (rtd); Barrister Obi Callistus, Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage...

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