practitioner, Ms Chinweoke Okpalaji, has urged the Federal Government to
appoint professionals to manage the affairs of the maritime parastatals as the
week which began on Sept. 28 ended.
in Hyprops Nigeria Ltd, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
shown remarkable interest in the maritime industry but that it should be driven
with deep knowledge of the maritime industry would make the difference as it
was done in the oil and gas industry.
representatives of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA) at the just-concluded African Maritime Conference organised by African
Ship Owners’ Association in Lagos.
apex maritime agency, NIMASA should have had a prominent presence at the event.
owners in the industry faced challenges while seeking for funds, especially
with banks that demanded that they have to contracts in place to qualify for
loans to acquire vessels.
Workers Union of Nigeria(MWUN) said that the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) paid
N500 million for the dockworkers salaries.
Nted, said the payment covered the bills so far treated by the NPA.
threatened to embark on industrial action if the dockworkers and tally clerks
were not paid their six months’ salary arrears.
the African Ship Owners Association decided to evolve a policy to drive the
maritime industry and address maritime domain security.
Temisan Omatseye, said the basic necessity was for Africa to increase its fleet
through improved trade opportunities.
Africa to do cargo audit; to understand the enormous capital flight it was
suffering, and push for indigenous operations to get their businesses back.
massive creation of jobs for African youths who had resorted to seeking better
living standards in the Western world.
Coordinator for the 2050 AIM-Strategy Taskforce, Mr Samuel Kame-Domguia, urged
Africans to be committed to the AUs agenda to drive and grow Africa’s maritime
work toward achieving the objectives of the Cabotage, as practitioners looked
forward to financial support from the African Development Bank (ADB).
the Five Star Logistics Terminal, Tin-Can Island Port, Lagos, suspended work
following the death of one of them.
died at about 1 a.m. when heavy-duty pipes rolled off from the stacking points
and killed him instantly.
casualties recorded in the same terminal in 11 days.
Samson Oheha, died in an accident on Sept. 19.
Nigeria (MWUN) earlier in the week gave a 21-day ultimatum to terminal
operators to comply with safety rules or the union would go on picketing.
terminal operators had failed to comply with standard safety rules at the
Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) said it was set
to develop a cargo village within the proposed East–Gate Enugu Airport City
Village would be situated within the East–Gate Enugu Airport City Development
Project adjacent to Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
would be fashioned after a similar one in Malaysia.
village will help to simplify the process of cargo clearance and help to reduce
congestion in Lagos ports.
and the Nigerian Navy agreed to collaborate to provide a safe and secured
NIMASA, Mr Haruna Jauro stated this when he visited the Chief of the Naval
Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja.