Oil spill reported at Port Arthur after Fuel Barge hits ARC RoRo


An oil spill has been reported following a collision between U.S.-flagged RoRo vessel Endurance and Savage Pathfinder, a towing vessel, at Dock 4 near Port Arthur, Texas, on August 30.

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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman (5th from right) with dignitaries at the closing Gong ceremony of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos on Friday 

UK announces £70m programme to create 100,000 jobs



 
Visiting Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a chat with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The UK Government has announced a new £70-million programme to create 100,000 jobs in Nigeria says the Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin.

NCDMB to establish research centres in four Nigerian Universities


 
L-R: Dr. Ginah O. Ginah, GM Corporate Communications, NCDMB; Mrs Anna Akpan, Asst. Director Shipping Development NIMASA, and Mr. Anya Njoku, MARAN President at a sensitization seminar on local content development in the shipping, oil and gas logistics operations, in Apapa

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has made known its plans to establish four research centres in Nigeria with focus on oil and gas development.

FG to institute Wreck Insurance Policy (WIP) soon- MD NPA


The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman (3rd from left), addressing participants at the quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), to her left is the Executive Director, Finance and Administration (NPA), Mohammed Bello-koko, (right) the Chairman Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC), Otunba Kunle Folarin (2nd from left), and the General Manager, Engineering (NPA), Engr. Rufai Muhammed (left) at the meeting in Lagos.

In its bid to accelerate operational efficiency and navigational safety in the nation’s seaports, the Federal Government will soon institute a Wreck Insurance Policy (WIP) on all vessels calling to the Nigerian Ports.

NCDMB seeks revival of Nigeria’s steel industry to boost local content



L-R: Dr. Ginah Ginah, Corporate Communications and Zonal Coordination, NCDMB; Mrs Anna Akpan, Asst. Director, Shipping Dev. NIMASA; and Mr. Anya Njoku, President of MARAN at a seminar on Local Content Development organised by MARAN in Apapa.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has disclosed that Nigeria does not have an efficient iron and steel industry, which is responsible for huge capital flight from  the importation of iron and steel used in the nation’s oil and gas industry.

Nigeria Customs sets up panel to probe imported military wares



The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has raised an investigation panel to probe and bring to book the people connected with the illegal importations of military wares.

Greek Seamen to strike on Sept 3


The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PSO) confirmed it would stage a 24-hour strike on Monday, September 3.

Stakeholders urge FG to deepen local content in maritime, oil & gas sectors



Agencies of the Federal Government regulating the maritime and oil & gas sectors have been charged to improve implementation of local content policies in order to enable creation of indigenous companies and employment in the two sectors.

NIMASA DG calls for synergy between local content, cabotage laws


 
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has called for synergy between Local Content Act 2010 and Cabotage Act 2003  to boost shipping logistics in Nigeria. 

US plans bilateral free trade with Africa



President of the United States, Donald Trump

The US government has said that it was currently looking for African countries that would be interested in bilateral free trade agreements with it.

As deadline nears, FRA grants $204M for rail safety projects



Dive Brief:
  • Twenty-eight railroad projects will receive $203.7 million in grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to fund positive train control (PTC) implementation, as nine railroads remain at risk for missing the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline, the agency  has announced.

City BusinessNews Publisher Loses Father


The Ebosele family of Atuagbo, Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State has announced the passing of their Father, Grand Father, Husband, Uncle and Brother, Pa Luke Ebosele at the age of 89 years.

Economic diversification: We are repositioning maritime sector to take a lead – President Buhari


 …Says no change without pain


The Representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, at the unveiling of the book titled: Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future, authored by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Jamoh at a public presentation alongside other dignitaries in Abuja Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Nigerian maritime sector is being repositioned by the Federal Government to take a leading position as one of the viable alternate sources of revenue in growing the economy as part of its resolve to continuously diversify the Nigerian economy.

NPA backs Institution of Procurement Engineers, calls for effective implementation of PPA 2007

Representative of the Managing Director, NPA, Engr. Rufai Mohammed, receiving a memoirabila on behalf of the MD from the Chairman, Nigerians Institute of Procurement Engineer (NiprocE) Engr. Samuel Echedon FMSE during a visit by the latter to the NPA HQ, Marina Lagos.



The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has supported the formation of the Nigeria Institution of Procurement Engineers (NIProcE) – Lagos Chapter, citing that the establishment of the Institution would enhance the understanding and effective implementation of the Nigerian Public Procurement Act 2007.

Countdown to Ocean Cleanup begins



On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup foundation will launch the world’s first ocean cleanup system from its assembly yard in Alameda, through the San Francisco Bay, toward the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge: 90% earthworks done, says Amaechi



The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that construction work at the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge had reached about 90 per cent completion.

UNILAG, Bowen, EKSU emerge winners of Maritime Blueprint Competition


L-R: Durola Ayobami Tosin, Ekiti State University and third prize winner; Adekeye Olanrewaju and Dunmade Samuel, Bowen University and first prize winners; Basil Agboarumi, Acting Managing Director, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL); Pius Bankong and Ipinnuoluwa Ade-Ademi, University of Lagos and second prize winners; Oyewole Sunday, Ekiti State University, third prize winner and Damilola Oguntade, Vice President, Maritime Forum, University of Lagos during the prize presentation for winners of the Taiwo Afolabi Maritime Blueprint Competition.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG)Akoka Lagos; Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, and Ekiti State University (EKSU), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from six universities participated.

Missing tanker found after nine days, crew alive and well


The Panama-flagged tanker Pantelena, which went missing on August 14, has been found in the waters of Congo, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Friday, August 24.

Lagos State integrates rail, road, water transport to ease traffic – Commissioner



The Lagos State Government says work is in progress to integrate the rail, road and water transport systems to address the persistent gridlocks in the state.

NIMASA Executive Director to launch book on maritime assets




The book titled: “Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future authored by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Jamoh is set to be launched.

Apapa Customs Command generates over N210 bn revenue in 7 months





The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command, on Thursday said it generated N210.2 billion revenue, including N343.4 million on exports between Jan. and July, against N196.7 billion in same period of 2017.

Delta Assembly amends DESOPADEC law

Delta  State Gov., Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa 
The Delta Assembly has amended the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) law, 2015, empowering the governor to extend the tenure of board for not more than one year.

CBN out with new credit guidelines for agric, manufacturing



The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to increase the flow of credit to the real sector of the economy to consolidate and sustain the nation’s economic recovery.

World’s 1st LNG-Powered Cruise Ship sees the light of day





AIDAnova, the world’s first cruise ship powered with LNG, has left Meyer Werft’s building dock in Papenburg, Germany. 

It took almost two hours to float out AIDA Cruises’ newbuilding in the evening hours of August 21.

Dakuku Peterside urges Nigerians, Africans to protect fledgling democracy

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside


 The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians and the entire African continent to jealously guide the fledgling democracy which is gradually taking roots in the continent, noting that it will help catalyze the economic development in the continent and by extension the maritime sector. 

Association blames hiked haulage cost on port city gridlock



The cost of transporting cargoes from Lagos ports would remain high unless the gridlock in the road network is addressed, the Vice Chairman, National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO)  Abdullahi Inuwa, has said.

Uber Freight launches new platform just for shippers



Dive Brief:
  • Uber Freight has launched a new digital platform specifically targeted at shippers, enabling them to obtain instant pricing, tender a load, track their shipments, and manage documents.

Sallah: Peterside preaches love and peace


 …Says better days ahead for Nigerians  

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has urged Nigerians to love oneanother and live in peace as they celebrate Sallah. 

In Depth: Sustainable propulsion


WMN...MARIN has set a new course in its technology plan to sustain the necessary energy transition that must and will occur in maritime transport.

Afolabi, Folarin, Sarumi proffer solutions to rising port costs

R-L: Major Henry Ajetunmobi (rtd), Executive Director , SIFAX Off Dock and one of the panelists; Dr. Adewale Olawoyin, Lecturer and Staff Adviser, Maritime Forum, UNILAG; Chief Adebayo Sarumi, Former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority and Chairman of the Occasion and Mariam Afolabi, daughter and representative of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference held at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos.


Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, and other maritime experts have proffered solutions to address the challenge of rising port costs.

Amaechi inspects reconstruction of Port Harcourt International Airport

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, during the Inspection of ongoing reconstruction of Port Harcourt International Airport, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 
Sunday 19 August 2018. 

Maritime stakeholders seek workable policy, engagement to tackle issues on port costs, charges

 R-L: Major Henry Ajetunmobi (rtd), Executive Director , SIFAX Off Dock ; Dr. Adewale Olawoyin, Lecturer and Staff Adviser, Maritime Forum, UNILAG; Chief Adebayo Sarumi, Former Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority and Chairman of the Occasion and Mariam Afolabi, daughter and representative of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference held at the University of Lagos.


Stakeholders at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime (TAAM) Conference sought for effective trade policy by the government, and sustained discussions in order to address the issues concerning port costs and port charges.

Photo News: Customs FOU 'A' gets new CAC

L-R Out-going Controller,  Nigeria Customs Service FOU A Ikeja,  Compt. Mohammed Uba, handing over to the incoming Controller ,Compt.Mohammed Aliyu on August  17, 2018. Compt Mohammed Uba is now CAC Seme.

Sallah Holidays: MARAN Seminar on Local Content now August 28

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor


Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) has announced a shift in the date of its proposed two-day sensitisation seminar on local content development in the oil and gas and shipping industry.

Nigerian needs maritime data bank for economic growth – DG NIMASA


…Says Maritime Sector contribution to GDP deserves recognition

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside flanked by Director, Maritime Labour Services, NIMASA Mr. Ibrahim Jibril (left) and the Head, Corporate Communication, NIMASA, (right) Mr. Isichei Osamgbi during an interactive session with the media, held in Lagos.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is pushing for a single data window system of all activities in the Nigerian maritime sector in such a way that data required will be available on a single platform, as a maritime data bank to help engender the nation’s rapid economic growth.

Pilotage Districts Board members recommend urgent review of 1999 Ports Act




Members of the newly reconstituted Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) Pilotage Districts Boards have recommended the urgent review of relevant sections on pilotage in the Ports Act of 1999, to reflect the present dynamics of the industry.

Amaechi pays condolence visit to family of Late Rivers Attorney-General


Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, signing the condolence register in honour of the Late Rivers State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Emmanuel C. Aguma at his residence in Ogbunabali, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


NIMASA seeks tax review for vessel import by Nigerian shipowners

… Says $124 m in CVFF, to be disbursed soon

Left-Right: Director, Western Zone, NIMASA, Mr Olayemi Abbass, Director General, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director, Reform Coordination and Strategy , Mr Sani Muhammed and the Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr Isichei Osamgbi during a media conference in Lagos.



The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday said it was working to ensure a review of vessel import taxes that Nigerian shipowners pay.

Nigeria to save N36bn annually using NIMASA floating dockyard- Dakuku Peterside


  …Facility to be operated on PPP Model
 
Left-Right: Director, Western Zone, NIMASA, Mr Olayemi Abbass, Director General, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside and the Director, Strategic Reform, Mr Sani Muhammed at a Press Conference in Lagos.
Nigeria will be saved an annual capital flight of about N36 billion once the floating dockyard acquired by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) becomes operational soon.

SIFAX Group to build, operate multi-million dollar Dry Port in Gambia


targets other investments in the country



Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group and Adama Barrow, President, Republic of Gambia  (middle), with officials of SIFAX Group and Gambian government during the signing of the MoU for SIFAX Group to build and operate a multi-million dollar dry port in Gambia.
SIFAX Group, a multinational company with interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Gambia to build and operate a dry port in the country’s capital, Banjul.

MD NPA advises Pilotage Board members to see appointment as call to national duty

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi (standing 5th from left) with the members of the pilotage boards after their inauguration in Abuja 


The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has charged members of the newly inaugurated pilotage boards to see their appointments as a “call to serve the nation in the national interest.”

NIWA accused of deceit over Onitsha River Port as House probes maritime agencies


The House of Representatives has accused the Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) of lack of honesty in the proposed concession of the Onitsha River Port.

Rolls-Royce, ABP and Svitzer partner up on next-generation Port technologies


Engineering company Rolls-Royce has teamed up with port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) and towage operator Svitzer to develop the next generation of port technologies.

We are committed to repositioning NIMASA –Dakuku



Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Director-General, of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stressed that the Board and the entire management of the Agency are committed to ensuring that the Agency responds to its core mandate of advancing Nigeria’s global maritime goals.

Lagos partners French multinational to complete Light Rail Project



The Lagos State Government on Sunday disclosed that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a French multinational, Alstom SA to complete its light rail project.

Be worthy ambassadors, Don tells youths


Prof. Mike Adebamowo


Youths have been urged to present themselves as national ambassadors, showing characters worthy of emulation.

Successful anchor of Egina Project, a testimonial of ease of doing business in a liberalised environment– Vice President Osibanjo

The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Oluyemi Osinbajo (Middle), the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) and the Chairman of LADOL, Ladi Jadesimi (right) in LADOL, Apapa, Lagos.

The Vice-President and the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo has stated that the successful anchor of the Egina FPSO is not just a celebration of local content across board, but also a resounding testimonial of the success of the Ease of Doing Business in respect of the Ports industry.

He made this statement during the occasion of a presidential working visit to LADOL Offshore facility within the Lagos Ports Complex (LPC). 

CSR Initiative: NIMASA donates relief materials to IDP Camps


 …As Peterside calls for more support 

…Borno, Adamawa, Benue, Bakassi others gets relief materials 



Leader of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Team, Director, Special Duties, Hajia Lami Tumaka,middle and staff from the Abuja Zonal office, presenting relief materials to NEMA Officials at the Internal Displaced Persons Camp(IDP), Durumi, Abuja( FCT).



The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has donated relief materials to some Internal Displaced Persons (IDP) camps across some affected states in Nigeria as part of its corporate social responsibility.

Ambode, Obaseki to attend MARAN Seminar on Local Content Development

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki
Lagos State Gov., Akinwunmi Ambode 







The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, and his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki are among stakeholders who are expected to speak at a two-day sensitisation seminar on local content development in the oil and gas and shipping industry,  a program organised by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN)