Nigeria’s OMS christens new patrol boat


Nigerian private maritime security company, Ocean Marine Solutions (OMS), has held a naming ceremony for its new patrol boat, which is being built by China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding.

Liberia confirmed as second-largest Ship Registry in the world


Liberia has become the second largest ship registry in the world, shipping analyst Clarksons said in its January 2019 World Fleet Monitor.

FG projects 10% growth in maritime industry


  …As NIMASA predicts more shipping activities


L-R: Rector, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, (MAN) Oron, Commodore Emmanuel Duja Effedua, Captain Martins Fakrongha from Headquarters Western Naval Command, Executive Director Finance & Administration, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Chairman, Ship-owners Forum, Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi and the DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, during the public presentation of Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Forecast for 2019-2020 held in Lagos on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.

The Federal Government on Tuesday projected a 10 per cent growth in the Nigerian maritime industry.

FG begins tracking of vessels carrying crude oil

Minister of Petroleum Resources,  Mr. Ibe Kachikwu

The Federal Government on Tuesday said vessels lifting crude oil were now being monitoring in order to check some irregularities in the oil and gas sector.

NPA Photo News

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), received an Award for Excellence from Foreign Investment Network (FIN) for her contributions to the Maritime Industry during the 2019 Petroleum Industry Award in Abuja.

Pirates fire at Tanker, Bulker off Nigeria, IMB reports


Armed pirates attempted to attack two ships in two separate incidents off Nigeria last week, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said.

NPA Photo News

The Secretary General of Africa Ship-owners Association, Ms. Funmi Folorunso paid a courtesy call on Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman on Monday January 28, 2019 at the Corporate Headquarters of the Authority in Marina, Lagos. 
She was received on her behalf by the General Manager Corporate and Strategic Planning, NPA Engr. Tolu Talabi.

CGC seeks cut in vehicle import duty



The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) has sought a reduction in vehicle import duty from 75 per cent to 45 per cent for brand new vehicles.

LCCI commends FG’s decision to review Auto Policy

Mr. Muda Yusuf, Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry


The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday commended the Federal Government’s decision to review the Automotive Policy.

Ondo Deep Seaport is turning point for next generation- Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu



Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has declared that the proposed Ondo Deep Seaport would mark a turning point for generations to come.
He said it would change the landscape and create massive job opportunities for the people.

AMATO, COTOAN move to boost benefits of reconstructed Wharf Road


 ... Further ease Lagos ports access roads gridlock


Following the recent full reopening of the reconstructed Wharf Road, certain road haulage operators in the maritime sector are taking actions to boost the benefits of the vital link to and fro the port city of Apapa, easing the nagging Lagos ports access roads gridlock considerably.

CJN’s suspension: Agbakoba tells Nigerians “resist attack on Constitution”

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba


Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, a Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria{SAN} has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation(CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, and has called on Nigerians to resist what he describes as an attack on the nation’s constitution.

NIMASA to unveil 2019-2020 Nigeria Maritime Industry Forecast

Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to unveil the 2019-2020 Nigerian Maritime Industry Forecast, as part of efforts to boost investors’ confidence in the maritime sector.

NPA commences Onne Port water channel clean-up operations

File photo


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commenced the Onne Port Channel Oil spill clean-up operations at the Federal Oceans Terminal (FOT) Onne.

Sifax Photo News

Barrister Ezekiel Ajewole, Executive Director & Senior Special Assistant to Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group; Ogechukwu Alexis Obah, CEO, Bodylikemilk Skincare & Cosmetics and Winner of The Next Titan Season 5; Saheed Lasisi, General Manager, Business Development & Strategy, SIFAX Group and Mr. Mide Kunle-Akinlaja, Executive Producer, The Next Titan Reality TV Show during The Next Titan Appreciation visit to SIFAX Group Head Office recently.

Maritime: Nigeria ratifies 40 conventions, domesticates 19 international laws




R-L: Executive Director, Operations, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Engr. Rotimi Fashakin, FNSE, Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Head, Legal Services, NIMASA, Mrs. Aisha Jidda, and Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Mr. Gambo Ahmed during 8th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminar for Judges organised by NIMASA in conjunction with NIALS in Lagos.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has disclosed that Nigeria has been able to ratify 40 conventions passed by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) covering Maritime Safety, Labour and Marine Environment.

Maritime stakeholders seek Govt’s deliberate support for shipping sector in Nigeria


Right-Left: The Representative of the Managing Director (NPA)/ General Manager Corporate & Strategic Communications (C&SC) Engr. Jatto .A. Adams receiving a corporate award for transparency and Infrastructural Development in Nigerian Ports from the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council Hassan Bello during the event.

A cross section of key stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry have called on the government to consider policies and some incentives that could grow the shipping sector for the benefit of operators and the nation’s economy.

Nigerian Railway Corporation to test run Lagos-Abeokuta rail line early February



The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

SIFAX Group Consortium promises efficient service delivery at Warri Port

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi,Chairman,SIFAX Group  Consortium


The SIFAX Group-led consortium, Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Limited, has assured the Federal Government and other stakeholders that it would turn around the fortunes of the Terminal B, Warri Old Port before long.

We’re committed to providing enabling business environment, NPA MD assures visiting Danish Ambassador

The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies (Middle), the Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Jesper Kamp (3rd from left), other top Management of the Organization (NPA) and Maersk Nigeria Limited, when the Danish Ambassador paid a courtesy visit to the Management of NPA at the Authority’s Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos 


The Managing Director of  theNigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has expressed the Authority's commitment to providing enabling environment for business to grow in the maritime sector.

One feared dead as Customs, Smugglers clash in Ogun



One person was feared killed in a clash between operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and suspected rice smugglers in Monday in Owode, Ogun State.

Dakuku advocates timely dispensation of justice in maritime cases

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside


The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged the Nigerian judicial system to ensure efficiency and timeliness in the dispensation of justice in maritime related cases, as it will boost stakeholders and investors’ confidence in the system.

Ship Owner fined USD 3.4 Mn for beaching a Ship


Dutch ship owner Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II has paid a price tag of almost EUR 3 million (USD 3.4 million) for having beached a vessel for scrapping in India.

Partnerships key to improving Africa's economy, says DP World Chairman / CEO


...Removal of trade barriers, connecting nations and infrastructure development key to the future




The key to Africa's economic emergence lies in removal of barriers, increased connectivity between nations and infrastructure development,  DP World’s Group  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, told African leaders and top executives in Dakar Senegal recently.

SIFAX Group restructures, appoints Oyinloye Group Managing Director

Mr. Adekunle  Oyinloye, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group


In its resolve to strategically position itself for better service delivery, corporate reengineering and the next level strategic growth, SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has appointed a new Group Managing Director, Mr. Adekunle AbdulRazaq Oyinloye.

NIMASA pledges more efforts to reposition maritime sector


… Bags Federal Agency of the Year Award


R-L: Head, Corporate Communications, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, Executive Director, Finance and Administration, NIMASA, Mr. Bashir Jamoh, Head, Planning Research and Data Management Services, NIMASA, Mrs. Moronke Thomas and Coordinator, Central Zone, NIMASA, Engr. Femowei Abel  during the Independent Newspapers Awards 2018, held in Lagos.

… Dedicates honour to stakeholders

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says it would intensify its efforts to reposition the maritime industry in Nigeria, as the agency moves to become a leading maritime administration in Africa. 

Majoroh emerges President General Worldwide of GCUOBA

Chief Charles Majoroh, President General Worldwide, GCUOBA

Chief Charles Majoroh, a renowned architect and former President of Africa Union of Architects, has been elected President General Worldwide of Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association.

Buhari commissions Baro Inland Water Port, First in Northern Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State.

2019 Election: Rivers APC Candidates will be on the ballot – Dakuku Peterside


 ...Calls on APC members to remain calm
 
DG NIMASA, Dr, Dakuku Peterside

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has expressed optimism that the governorship and other candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State would be on the ballot in the 2019 general election.

Report: Despite automation, qualified transport workers still needed in the future






The introduction of automation in global transport will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary and despite high levels of automation, qualified human resources with the right skill sets will still be needed in the foreseeable future, a new report produced by the World Maritime University finds.

Iheanacho seeks funding support for local refineries



Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho
Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, the Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Limited and promoter of Eko Refinery and Petrochemical Company, has appealed to the Federal Government to support local refiners with sovereign guarantees loans for the completion of their modular refineries.

Customs generates N3.1t In three years — Official



The Nigeria Customs Service said it generated about N3.1 trillion revenue for the country in the last three years.

ReCAAP: Piracy and armed robbery incidents lowest in a decade


There was a total of 76 incidents of piracy and armed robbery reported in Asia between January and December 2018, ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) said in its annual report.

Port users excited on reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road



The reconstruction of the Apapa Wharf road and its subsequent put to use on Tuesday, attracted some responses from port users, who said it’s a relief to them.

SOAN President, Greg Ogbeifun, loses Mum at 100 years

Deaconess (Mrs.) Cecilia Izogie Ogbeifun (Nee Osemwegie) 

The Matriarch of the Ogbeifun family of Benin City, Edo State, Deaconess (Mrs.) Cecilia Izogie Ogbeifun (Nee Osemwegie) has passed on to glory at the age of 100 years.

SIFAX Photo News

L-R: Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, Oluwo of Iwo; Mr. Bala Yesufu, Corporate and Government Affairs Director, Cadbury West Africa; Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group and Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Land at the New Year party organized by the SIFAX Group boss at his residence in Ikoyi recently.

Report: Intermodal rail growth drives warehouse construction near hubs



Dive Brief:
  • Cities like Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas are experiencing growth in industrial real estate construction stoked by the rising role of inland rail hubs near those cities, according to a recent report from JLL Research.

Photo News: NIMASA Merit Awards

L-R: Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, former, Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Winner of NIMASA Staff of the Year, Mr. Abraham Iseghohi and theDirector General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside at the NIMASA Corporate Dinner and Merit Awards held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

FG repositioning Maritime Industry to boost Nigeria’s economy -SGF


…Our Stakeholders, Our Source of Pride, says Dakuku 



L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, His Highness, the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at the NIMASA Corporate Dinner and Merit Awards held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
…As Shipping Agencies Bag NIMASA Maritime Achievement Awards 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has said that the Federal Government has successfully worked hard through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to reposition the Nigerian maritime industry for the nation’s economic growth. 

Fishing Vessel capsizes, claims three lives


The Coast Guard is investigating the capsizing of the commercial fishing vessel Mary B II, which led to the death of three fishermen at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon.

Maritime Sector Growth: Dangote, Sifax Boss commend NIMASA’s fresh initiative





The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and the Group Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, on Friday joined other stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime sector to hail fresh initiatives by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) towards realisation of a robust maritime industry.

Maritime Sector capable of yielding huge revenue for Nigeria – Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar


…As Dakuku ascribes successes recorded to stakeholders cooperation

Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar(Rtd.) Former President of Nigeria 


A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar(Rtd), has said that it is high time alternative sources of revenue were developed for the nation, observing that the maritime sector is well positioned to do so. 

Robbers attack two Tankers off Lagos


Armed robbers attacked two tankers off the coast of Nigeria on January 7, according to data provided by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.

Freight derivative trade volumes rise in 2018


The overall volume of Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) trades increased in 2018, according to data compiled by the Baltic Exchange.

MSC: 1,220 tons of debris collected in MSC Zoe cleanup operation


Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said that significant progress has been made in the clean-up operation of the debris originating from containers that fell from MSC Zoe on January 2 during heavy weather.

Lagferry plans 25% increase in water transportation usability in Lagos


… To deploy six commercial ferries, one car barge, cover new routes
File Photo

The Lagos Ferry Services Company, also known as Lagferry, has unveiled its master plan for full commercial ferry services in the State, with projections to increase by 25 per cent, the usability of water transportation by residents.

Abubakar, SGF, Amaechi lead Stakeholders to NIMASA Maritime Awards


 …Dangote, Otedola, Sanusi, Ooni, Others to Attend


A former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, will be leading other stakeholders to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Maritime Awards scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos by 6pm.