Nigeria long overdue for National Fleet, says Dakuku

…Pledges to support implementation committee
Dr. Dakuku Petrside, DG NIMASA

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria is overdue for an active national fleet that would properly position it in the comity of maritime nations.

NPA, Navy strategize to improve safety, security of Nigeria’s maritime domain

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) presenting a plaque to the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Olabode Bamidele Daji, who paid a courtesy visit on the MD, at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Lagos

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Navy (NN) are collaborating to ensure improvement in the safety and security of the nation’s maritime domain.

FG orders trucks out of Apapa Port access roads, bridges

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate removal of trucks from the port access roads as well as those parked on the bridges.

Omatseye elected President of GCUOBA Lagos

Sam Omatseye

Frontline columnist and chairman of The Nation’s Editorial Board, Sam Omatseye, has been elected President of Government College, Ughelli Old Boys Association (GCUOBA) Lagos Branch.

Photo News: FRSC gives Outstanding Award to ACP Bode Ojajuni

The Unit Commander, FRSC RS2.14 Lagos island, ACC Hauwa T Olowookere gives Outstanding Award to the NPF Area Commander, ACP Bode Ojajuni, during the FRSC 2nd  Quarter Retreat for Regular & Special Marshals on Saturday 18th May, 2019.

Credit:  RC Paul Abiti,   PRO- FRSC Lagos Island Command.

Inland Dry Port: Oyo Govt. hands over land documents to FG

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi(Right) receiving the land
documents from the Oyo State Gov., Mr. Abiola Ajimobi

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has handed over documents of the 90 hectares of land approved for the construction of Ibadan Inland Dry Port to the Federal Government.

NIMASA donates relief materials to Kano flood victims

Rep of  NIMASA DG, Mrs Olumide Odusanya (3rd from L)  presenting the food items and materials to the Executive Secretary of Kano State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), Alhaji Ali Bashir Nikkel (3rd from R)

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) has reaffirmed its commitment in rendering assistance to victims of flood and other natural disasters living in different camps spread across the six geopolitical zones in the country.

SIFAX Photo News

Middle: Abayomi Obadare, General Manager, Billings, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited flanked by Rev. Kelly Imade, Assistant General Manager, Administration, SIFAX Group and Olumuyiwa Akande, Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group, other management team members and staff during the cutting of cake to celebrate Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited’s 13th anniversary.

NPA Phtoto News

Mr. Mina Oforiokuma, Chairman Shipping and Maritime Security Committee, Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, Director General Nigeria Chamber of Shipping Obiageli Obi and Business Development Manager Lloyd’s Maritime Academy UK Mr. James Cullen during a visit to the NPA HQ.

Customs, SON stifling trade environment, says Shippers Association

     …Kicks against POF,

Rev. Jonathan Nicol, President of SALS

The Shippers Association of Lagos State (SALS) has condemned the operations of the Nigeria Customs Strike Force, saying it negates the name of the Nigeria Customs Service and gradually making it a military outfit in the guise of checkmating smuggling.

NIMASA, Navy, India investigate MT APECUS hijack

...As NIMASA assures of release of abducted crew

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and other security agencies have commenced investigations into an incident involving a Palau flagged Tanker, MT APECUS, off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria.

FEC approves new 0.2% AU import levies

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The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Monday approved a new import levy for sustainable financing of Nigeria’s membership subscription in the African Union, AU.

Maersk Patras crewman falls overboard, search suspended

Singapore-flagged containership Maersk Patras lost a crew member overboard in the Saint Lawrence River, Canada, on May 19, 2019.

Marine Engineer faults life-jacket usage in covered boats in Nigeria

Charges NIMASA on marine safety education
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Mr. Akin Olaniyan, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a CEO of a Class Society and the Deputy President of the Centre for Marine Surveyors of Nigeria, has spoken against the use of life-jackets by passengers inside a covered boat.

NIMASA, Port of Antwerp partner to boost maritime trade

L-R: Director, Africa, Port of Antwerp International, Belgium, Nico Vertongen, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, Paulette Gondry-Van Trier, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Senior Event Executive, Antwerp Port Authority, Kathleen Reinehr and Managing Director, Grimaldi Agency, Nigeria, Ascanio Russo during the visit of the delegation from the Port of Antwerp to NIMASA in Lagos.  

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to partner with the Port of Antwerp in Belgium, as part of efforts to boost trade and encourage foreign direct investment opportunities in the Nigerian maritime sector.

Pirates arrested after attempted tanker hijacking off Togo

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 Togolese naval forces have prevented a hijacking of product tanker Djetona 1 in the Gulf of Guinea, according to media reports.

Maritime security: Nigerian waters now safer – Dakuku

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that piracy and other maritime crimes have reduced drastically in the Nigerian maritime domain, making it safer for investment.

NPA Photo News:

The  Executives of the Senior Staff Association Statutory Corporations
and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) Maritime Branch, paid a
courtesy call on the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza
Bala Usman at the NPA Corporate Headquarters of the organization in Lagos

L-R: The General Secretary, Akin Bodunde, former President, Comrade
Adamu Gora Ya’u, The Managing Director NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, Women Leader, Jane Oyowvy, newly elected President, Abdullahi Abubakar and the Trustee, Joseph Opieme during the courtesy visit ti the NPA HQ on Marina.

Maersk eyes logistics growth with further integration

Danish shipping giant Maersk is to accelerate growth in its Logistics & Services sector through further integration.

NIMASA commences process to end gas emission on vessels

  Agency chosen for pilot project in West/Central Africa
Dr. Oma Ofodile (Assistant Director NIMASA MEM) presents the tablet to  Captain Jai Varunayaa of the MT KINGIS and a crew member. While Mr. Musa Ibn-Saidu of Sea Transport Group Ltd (Owners of the vessel) witnesses.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on May 10 had a landmark inaugural installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels. 

NPA, APM Capital sign MoU to extend barges to Epe

The MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman (Middle), A.P. Moller Capital Official (APMC), Rotimi Tewe (left), the Managing Consultant, AKMS Consulting Limited, Amina Oyagbola (2nd left), Snr. Investment Advisor, A.P. Moller, Flemming Dalgaard (2nd right), and the Executive Director, Marine & Operations NPA, Dr. Sokonte H. Davies (right) during the Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NPA and APMC on the Apapa Gridlock at the NPA Corporate Headquarters, Lagos

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the APM Capital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend the use of barges to evacuating containers from the ports beyond Ikorodu, to Epe, as part of efforts to finding lasting solution to the Apapa  traffic gridlock.

NIMASA generated N22.9b in 2018, proposes N112.1b for 2019 Budget

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has said it generated over N22.9 billion to the consolidated revenue fund in 2018.

Ambode commissions Bariga jetty, ferries, Ilaje road

***says it will ease traffic on Lagos roads

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday commissioned a world-class  Waterfront Jetty in Bariga, and Ferries as well as the Ilaje road in Somolu Local Government Area.

Era of sustainable globalisation and exchange-based trade just beginning- MD LADOL

EU Commissioner for Trade, European Parliament, Ellen Cecilia Malmstroem; Chief US Economist and Managing Director Morgan Stanley, Ellen Zentner; Managing Director/Chief Economist Asia-Pacific Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, Dr. Qian Wang; Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi; Chief Strategy Policy Analyst to the Secretary-General and Chairman of the Military Committee NATO, Dr. Stefanie Babst, and the moderator/ Chief Correspondent Deutsche Welle TV, Melinda Crane at the opening high level panel of the Global Female Leaders Summit 2019, an Economic Forum for Female Executives in Berlin.

The Managing Director of LADOL Free Zone, Dr. Amy Jadesimi was one of the five global leaders who spoke on the opening panel of the ongoing Global Female Leaders Summit 2019 (GFL) in Berlin.

IMO Members urged to reduce shipping’s black carbon emissions

The Clean Arctic Alliance (CAA) has called on IMO member states to reduce the impact of black carbon emissions from international shipping on the Arctic environment.

Nigeria did not mortgage property for China loan – Amaechi

File Photo: Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday that the Nigerian government did not mortgage any property to secure infrastructural loans from China.

Port of Oakland in talks to return to its bulk shipping roots

California’s Port of Oakland could soon see the return of bulk shipping operations at the site for the first time in 20 years.

MAN Oron gets more teaching staff this week

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi(Middle) with the Rector, MAN Oron, Cmmdr. Emmanuel Effedua(rtd)(on the minister's immediate left) and other guests during the commissioning of some facilities in the Academy recently

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Akwa Ibom expects four more teaching staff to join the academy this week.

League of Maritime Editors urges Buhari to appoint career officer as Customs CG

* Seeks removal of CG’s Strike Force at Ports
President Muhammadu Buhari

As President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to begin his second term in office after a successful poll in his favour, the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers has called on him to carry out a major reform in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

FEC approves N970m for Customs’ Barracks, Communication equipment

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N970m to enable the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) build barracks and acquire necessary communication equipment.

Renewable Energy: NIMASA preparing for Nigeria beyond crude oil, says Dakuku

L-R: NIMASA DG, Dr. Dakuku Peterside presenting plaques to Dr. Ernest Nwapa. With them are  Chief Operating Officer, Upstream Of NNPC, Alh Bello Rabiu, and Bank Anthony Okoroafor of PETAN at the Offshore Technology Conference 2019 in Houston Texas.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has emphasised its readiness to develop policies that would see to a smooth transition from the regime of intense wet cargo operations, which is the major source of income for the maritime sector in Nigeria, to the inevitable era of renewable energy which may see less activities in crude oil exploration and exploitation in the country.

Amaechi directs audit of NRC property in Apapa as rail project to seaport continues

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, cross-checking a design of some NRC  property at Apapa Rail Station

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has directed the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to take inventory of properties belonging to the Corporation in Apapa, to ascertain the value, and status of leased property.

Relief Materials: EL-RUFAI urges corporate organisations to emulate NIMASA

        …We share in your challenges-Dakuku Peterside

Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El- Rufai (middle) in a handshake with the representative of the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Dr. Bashir Jamoh,  while receiving relief materials donated to flood victims in the state by the agency at Government House, Kaduna. With them are Director, Special Duties, NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka (left), and officials of the state government.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has urged corporate organisations in Nigeria to emulate the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) by supporting and complementing government’s efforts towards alleviating the suffering of persons affected by the recent floods and other natural disasters across the country.

Laying of track reaches 123km out of 156km on Lagos- Ibadan rail project

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said 123km of the 156 km stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project has been completed.

MD LADOL, Amy, joins UNICEF Advisory Group

MD LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi

The Managing Director of LADOL, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, is one of the distinguished global leaders recently invited to join the inaugural Advisory Group for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Ferry carrying 350 people stranded off Croatia

The 1980-built ferry Aurelia, carrying almost 350 people aboard, has been stranded off the coast of Split, Croatia.

Buhari declines assent to NIWA, NTDA Bills, pushing rejected Bills to 41

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assenting to the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Bill and that of the Nigeria Tourism Development Authority (NTDA), thus bringing the number of rejected bills to 41 since June 9, 2015.

SIFAX Group donates clinic, hall to Isade-Ijebu Community

L-R: Barrister Talabi Adekitan, Senior Manager, Legal Services and Claims, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited; Major General Samson Odunsi (Rtd), Baba Ijo, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Isade-Ijebu and Right Reverend Ayodele Awosoga, Bishop of Ijebu Diocese (Anglican Communion) during the commissioning of the newly-built community clinic and hall donated by SIFAX Group to the Isade-Ijebu Community.

In furtherance of its commitment to the philosophy of impacting the society, SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services and Hospitality, has donated a modern and well-equipped clinic and civic hall to the Isade-Ijebu community in the Ijebu North East Local Government Area of Ogun State.

NIMASA donates relief materials to Cross River flood victims

The Director, Planning, Research and Data Management Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mrs. Moronke Thomas (R) & The Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi (L) during the presentation of relief Materials to the IDPs by NIMASA, in Calabar.

In line with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disposition of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the Agency under the leadership of Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated that the internally displaced persons spread across Nigeria constitute an integral part of our society and the nation at large and therefore have to be catered for.

CSR: MAN Oron provides community schools with ICT Centre, other learning materials

An ICT Centre at MAN Oron

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria located in Oron Community in Akwa Ibom Sate, has expressed some goodwill as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) to its host community by providing two schools and a hospital with key needs.  

Senate urges FG to deploy more coaches to Kaduna-Abuja train service

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The Senate on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to deploy more coaches to the Abuja-Kaduna train service, to ameliorate the plight of passengers.

Nigerian waters safe, FG tells investors in US

…As Dakukiu says special tax regime under consideration for maritime sector

The DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside exchanging pleasantries with the Chief Operating Officer Upstream of  the NNPC, Alhaji Bello Rabiu, with them is the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transportation, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari, at the Offshore Technology Conference currently going on in the US.

The Federal Government on Wednesday assured the international oil and Gas community that the Nigerian maritime sector was safe for investment and that special tax regime were under consideration to grow capacity for the industry in the country.

Warren Buffett 'not above copying' other railroads on PSR

Dive Brief:
  • Warren Buffett left the door open for his railroad, BNSF, to adopt the tenets of precision-scheduled railroading (PSR) at his annual shareholders
    Saturday when asked if it's time for BNSF to adopt the PSR "playbook."

FG approves $3.9bn for Warri new seaport

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said the federal government has approved the construction for Warri seaport at the cost of about 3.9 billion dollars and also awarded contract for Abuja-Warri rail line.

Scenes from new face of MAN Oron

Kaduna Inland Dry Port to begin rail service delivery

The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port.

Balance work with family life – MD NPA charges women

The MD, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman (middle), to her right is the
Chairperson, WIMBIZ, Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi and WIMBIZ
WIMBOARD, Hajiya Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman (right) at the

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has advised women to balance work with family life by devoting quality time to family free of any office activities.

Starzs giving shipping operations new, bigger economic meaning with endless opportunities in Nigeria

Starzs Marine and Engineering Shipyard

Starzs Marine & Engineering has become a go-to shipyard operator for vessel owners calling in and out of Rivers State, the company embarking on an ambitious project to expand capacity Nigeria has taken significant strides to protect its indigenous shipping industry.   

MAN Oron sets sail for global competitiveness with ultra-modern infrastructural development

… As Amaechi seeks engagement of more teachers, equipment
The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi(Middle), to his immediate right is the Rector, MAN,Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Effedua(Rtd), and on the left is the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom State, Zaki Ahmed during the unveiling on Monday, of  new infrastructure for the Academy. 

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN),Oron, Akwa Ibom State, now wears new looks with its newly-built  ultra-modern infrastructure strengthening its foundation for global competitiveness.

Unilag student emerges overall Mathematics competition winner

A final year student of the Department of Mathematics, University of Lagos, Jeremiah Adedoyin, has emerged the overall winner of the 2019 National Mathematics Competition.