NIMASA Goes into Partnership  to Recycle Wrecks at Railways Foundry
Dr Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA DG   The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has set machinery in motion for the recycling of wrecks it plans to remove from the country’s territorial waters , at the Nigerian Railways Corporation’s(NRC’s) Foundry. The move, which is part of measures to revive... Read more
Turnaround In  Container Shipping as 45 Large Ships were Ordered In March
  A total of 45 ultra large containerships were ordered in March 2021, marking a major turnaround in the container shipping sector, data from BIMCO has indicated. Additionally, orders for ‘smaller’ sized ships were placed in the same month, bringing the total order capacity to 866,060 TEU. The ordering... Read more
Over 65% of  Ships Contain Asbestos,Despite Laws Against It
  Despite the introduction ten years ago of regulations prohibiting the use of asbestos materials onboard ships, a significant number of existing and newbuild vessels continue to operate systems and machinery containing the hazardous substance, according to maritime testing facility Maritec. As informed, more than 55% of in-service vessels... Read more
Safety: Lagos Deploys 60 Newly Recruited Water Guards to Terminals
LASWA Office     The Lagos State Waterways Authority LASWA has deployed the recently recruited Water Guard Officers to various jetties and terminals within the State Inland Waterways. A statement by the General Manager of LASWA, Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, said the newly employed officers are to boost the Operational... Read more
Again ,Two Vessels Run Aground in Suez Canal
  Just some few days after the Container ship ,’ Ever Given’ blocked the Suez Canal making it impossible for other ships to gain access for six days, two tankers again ran aground in the Canal yesterday morning, GAC Egypt has informed. One is reported to have been successfully... Read more
Shippers’ Council ES/CEO, Bello Bags Award of Excellence
The Executive Secretary/ CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council(NSC) , Hassan Bello was recently conferred with an Award of Excellence by the Zoramawa Development Association in Kebbi State The Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu presented the award to him . Hassan Bello Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council... Read more
Easter:ANLCA Tasks  Importers , Customs Brokers on Payment of Right Duty on Goods
By Shola Fadeyi Hon. Nwabunike, ANLCA President     Nigerian importers and customs brokers have been enjoined to cultivate the habit of paying the right import duty on their goods to the Federal Government , saying that it was in line with Jesus injunction to pay correct taxes to... Read more
Egypt Claims over $1bn in compensation for Suez Canal Blockage
Egypt will ask for over $1 billion in compensation for damages caused by the grounding of Ever Given and the resulting blockage of the Suez Canal last week, Reuters reports citing Suez Canal Authority (SCA). Chairman Osama Rabie as saying to local reporters. The compensation is also expected to... Read more
LNG Vessels Waiting to Normalize Operations as Suez Canal Reopens
• ‘Ever Given’ Towed Away for Repairs   After the unblocking of the Suez Canal on Monday, a number of LNG and other vessels are waiting for the canal to become fully operational. Amongst the ships prepared to enter the Suez Canal, there were more than 15 vessels carrying... Read more
More Investments In Ports Sector will Reduce High Shipping Charges- BPE DG
Alex Okoh, BPE DG Increase in the level of investments in and around Nigeria’s ports will help reduce the high shipping and terminal charges and local transport to warehouse costs which will in turn make the country’s port more competitive and business friendly in comparison to other African countries.... Read more