Interview: Shipping Firms wasting money on paper in digitalization era

Hayley van Leeuwen, Head of Product, Global Navigation Solutions

The era of Big Data, connectivity and the Internet of Things offers significant opportunities in terms of efficiency, productivity and cost reduction, however, not all sectors seem to be taking full advantage of these new tools.

Transnet takes over Nigeria's Rail Concession as GE Pulls Out of deal

Transnet SOC Ltd. will be taking over Nigeria’s rail concession, following the General Electric Company’s pull out from the project in line with its strategy to exit the transportation business.

Jadesimi cites mutual respect, equality as key to sustainable partnerships

Dr. Amy Jadesimi(1st from right)  representing Africa’s private sector at the P4G conference in Copenhagen. Speaking on the panel for collaboration: Cities as Hotbeds for Innovation and Growth. 
Dr. Amy Jadesimi, the Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, (LADOL) has preached mutual respect and equality as key to successful and sustainable partnerships in the business environment, particularly in high growth low income markets.

Seafarer dies from container accident

A Filipino seafarer died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay, Ringsend, Dublin, on November 14, when he was doing lashing work while container lifting operations were underway,  the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) informed.

FG plans demolition of parts of Lagos Ports to give way for standard, narrow gauges

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that efforts have begun to demolish parts of Lagos Ports Terminals to give way for both ongoing construction of standard and narrow gauge rail lines.

Nigerian Shippers Council seeks promotion of export trade

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello on Thursday called for export promotion in the country as part of the efforts to diversify the national economy.

Maersk, four others in liner association to revolutionise the industry

IT executives from A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express are currently discussing the creation of common information technology standards which shall be openly available and free of charge for all stakeholders of the wider container shipping industry.

NDLEA uncovers 12 containers with 340 million Tramadol tablets

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has uncovered 340 million Tramadol tablets in 12 containers at the Apapa port in Lagos.

A.P. Moller - Maersk grows across the business

In the third quarter of 2018, A.P. Moller - Maersk progresses in the strategic business transformation, reporting growth in both Ocean and non-Ocean with a total revenue increase of 31% to USD 10.1bn, 12% excluding Hamburg Süd, the company has disclosed in a statement.

NIWA Area Offices decry security challenges, inadequate manpower

The Area Offices of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) in Onitsha, Warri and the Onitsha River Port have cried out over the lack of functional vehicles, inadequate staff and conflicts with sister agencies as their major constrains in their areas of operations.