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Importers, Agents, Exporters Raise Dust Over New Port Charges


Foster Obi  Except the government intervenes, there are feelers of possible unrest at the ports as some operators feel aggrieved at the recent increase in cargo handling and shipping charges by terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports. Some of them who spoke to The Niche said the new charges, which they were mandated to adjust to beginning from ...

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FG Threatens To Scrap NIMASA


Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it may be forced to approach the National Assembly, through an executive bill, to repeal the Act that sets up the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), if its management fails to justify the judicious utilisation of the huge resources at its disposal. Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, ...

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NIMASA Rolls Out Notice To Cadets, Job Seekers


Taiwo Hassan Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has reads out the riot act to desperate job seekers who are seeking enquiry on job employments in Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, Nigerian Maritime University, and recruitment exercise in NIMASA. According to a press statement monitored on the agency’s website advised job seekers to wait for authorize information from NIMASA on ...

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Maersk To Build Ports In Nigeria, Kenya

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A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, owner of the world’s largest shipping container line, is seeking to win contracts to build and upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya as the Danish company expands its African operations. Maersk is awaiting a final sign-off on a contract to help build a new port in Badagry in Southern Lagos state, according to Lars Reno Jakobsen, the ...

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IMO Set To Adopt Mandatory Gas-Fuel Ship Code

A new mandatory code for gasfueled ships is set to be adopted by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), the IMO has announced. The organization said that as ships increasingly adopt gas fuel such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), the need for broader regulation and standard practices has become more important. The new International Code of Safety ...

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Gridlock, Flood Paralyse Business Activities In Apapa


•Nigeria Loses N57bn To Fuel Gridlock Port users, transporters and motorists were at the receiving end as the seven hours downpour on Tuesday brought traffic to standstill on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. Taiwo Hassan The seven hours downpour which brought down all business activities in Apapa on Tuesday may have cost the country’s economy billions of Naira in revenue generation, man ...

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