Photo: Port Manager visits Obong of Calabar

His Eminence,  Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, the Obong of Calabar with his wife(to the right),
and  the  Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex, Mrs Funmilayo Olotu( left), on a visit to the Obong recently,  appreciating him for his continued  support to the Nigerian Ports Authority, Calabar Port.

FG declares free train rides for travelers along Lagos-Ibadan route

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi

Nigerians travelling along the Lagos-Ibadan route by rail will begin to enjoy free train rides from today.

MWUN says dockworkers not involved in cargo pilfering, demands biometric identification

The President General of MWUN, Mr. Adewale Adeyanju(in  white outfit) 
with some members of the MWUN
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The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has said that dockworkers could not be involved in cargo stealing, just as it used the opportunity to request for issuance of a biometric identification card to all registered dockworkers.

Navy hosts 2019 4th quarter armed forces transformation, Innovation Conference

The Transformation Branch of the Nigerian Navy on Thursday hosted the Fourth Quarter 2019 Armed Forces Transformation and Innovation Conference.

3200 persons killed by trucks, trailers in four years- FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Wednesday said that a total of 3200 persons were killed in road accidents caused by articulated vehicles, tankers and trailers, across the country between 2015 and 2018.

NPA, Port Of Antwerp sign MoU towards operational efficiency

L-R: The Representative of the Managing Director and Executive Director, Marine and Operations, NPA, Dr. Sokonte Hutttin Davies, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Port of Antwerp Int’l APEC, Kristof Watersehoot, the Ambassador of Belgium, His Excellency, Daniel Dargent and the President Nigeria-Belgium Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Timi Austen-Peters during the official signing of MOU between Nigeria and Belgium at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Lagos.

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Port of Antwerp Belgium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards operational efficiency in line with the desire to deepen the mutual beneficial relationship existing between the two ports.

We seek to empower more women through management training- Olotu, LPC Port Manager

L-R; Port Manager, Calabar Port, Mrs. Marie Asein; President of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Prof. Olakunle Iyanda, and Mrs. Funmilayo Olotu, Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex, on Monday at the Calabar Port.

Exposing women to management training programmes can serve to empower them to be better on their jobs and give overall improved efficiency in their contributions at the work place.

NPA Photo News

    R-L: The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, Fola Adeola, Founder, WISCAR, Amina Oyagbola, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations, Amina Mohammed and the Minister for Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen at the Conference.

NIMASA Photo News

Nigeria Ambassador to Portugal H.E Ngozi Ukaeje, Togo Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Robert Dussey & DG Of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside,  in Lisbon Portugal. Dr Peterside was a keynote speaker  at the seminar organized by the Portuguese ministry of Defense.

FG recounts gains of border closure

The Federal Government says items estimated at N3.5 billion have so far been apprehended with the partial closure of its land and maritime borders with neighbouring countries.

WIMAfrica, World Ocean Council sign MoU to support more women participation in maritime trade

Courtesy WIMAfrica
The Women in Maritime, Africa and the World Ocean Council (WOC) have reached an agreement on ways to collaborate in order to encourage and enable more women participate in the maritime industry.

Collaborations necessary for effective transport administration- CIoTA President, Jamoh

·   Institute advocates use of other ports in addition to Lagos
·     Hopeful Summit proffers lasting solutions to Apapa gridlock

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, CIoTA President
As the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) concludes plans for its Summit scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2019, at the Musa Ya’Adua Conference Centre in Abuja, a key discourse will be on the importance of collaborations among various agencies concerned with transport management.

Gulf of Guinea Security: What actions have followed the Abuja Declaration?

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Some key points in the communique raised and adopted by stakeholders at the Global Maritime Security Conference(See here), which held in Abuja from October 7-9, 2019, included the following points among others that:   

“States of GoG and her international partners should give priority attention to training and capacity building for relevant stakeholders involved in maritime security including national maritime authorities, law enforcement agencies and navies as first responders. 

CIoTA to push policy advancing integration of transportation modes

         · As Summit holds December 3
             ·Salami, Asoluka, Others set to speak

Dr. Bashir Jamoh
The Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA) will make the push for policy to enable seamless integration of the different modes of transportation in the country a focal point at its 2019 National Transport Summit.

Hamburg Port: Record fine for tanker violating open-loop scrubber ban

Authorities in Germany have imposed a record fine to a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker for breaching an open-loop scrubber ban in the Port of Hamburg.

Yale study warns of dangerous mental stress among seafarers

Seafarers are exposed to dangerously high levels of mental stress, a new study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has revealed.

NIMASA, BOI working at possibility of single digit facility for maritime asset financing

L-R: Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Service of NIMASA, Mr. Gambo Ahmed, The Managing Director Bank of Industry (BOI) Mr. Olukayode Pitan, The Director General NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, The General Manager Enterprises (BOI)Mr, Leonard Kange, DGM Oil and Gas of BOI Mrs Ebehi Ehi-Omoike and the Head Cabotage Services of NIMASA, Mr. Victor Egejuru when the leadership of BOI paid a courtesy visit to NIMASA recently.

The possibility of having a single digit facility for financing acquisition of maritime asset is receiving possibility  as  the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Bank of Industry (BOI) met in that regard.

FG approves E-based technology for Nigeria Customs Service

The Federal Government has approved the development of Electronic Based Customs known as E-Customs for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

NIMASA inspiring educational excellence, donating learning materials to schools

·      Donates learning materials to schools in South-South, South-East
·      Our CSR aims to stimulate Development – Dakuku

Representatives of Modebe Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State, led by Engr Ebere Anosike, receiving laptops and other educational materials from Head, Planning, Research, and Data Management Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mrs. Ronke Thomas, who represented the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, during the distribution of learning materials to schools in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones, in Port Harcourt.

.In a gesture of goodwill intended to motivate quality education, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated educational materials to schools in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones. 

Amaechi calls for unified South-South for speedy development of the Region

His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emannuel Sideso, Abo 1 the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom welcoming the Hon Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr.  Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the people of the South-South to be united as one, as a way to fast-tracking the development of  the Niger Delta  Region.

Photos: SIFAX Group marks 31st Anniversary

L-R: Kelly Imade, Senior Manager, Administration; Abiodun Elemide, Group Compliance Coordinator; Barr. Ezekiel Ajewole, Executive Director and Senior Special Assistant to Barr. (Dr.) Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman; Olushola Adebote, Assistant General Manager, Audit and Oluwakayode Alonge, Group Head, Human Resources all of SIFAX Group during the 31st Anniversary celebration of the company which was held at its Head Office located at Apapa.

NIMASA donates educational materials across zones

R-L: Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, Deputy Director/Head PR NIMASA, Mr. Abdul Madaka Aliyu, Principal, Ahmadu Bahago Secondary School, Minna Niger State; Mr. Hadisu  Musa, Principal, Government Community Day Secondary School, Akko, Gombe State; Mr. Gambo Ahmed, Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services; Mr. Hassan Garba Maro, Principal, Government Secondary School, Bashar, Wuse Plateau State; and Mr. Okey Ajaero during the distribution of Educational Materials to Selected Schools in North Central by NIMASA in Abuja recently.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to support education at all levels in the country, as education is the major panacea for the growth and development of a country like Nigeria.

Foundation renovates blocks of classrooms in Abuja secondary school

One of the newly-renovated classroom blocks

The commissioning of the renovated blocks of classrooms

The Israel Ibeleme Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has renovated and commissioned three blocks of classrooms belonging to the Junior Secondary School, Gosa, situated along the Lugbe/Airport Road in Abuja.

Nigeria, Benin Republic, Niger for joint border patrol against smuggling

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A joint patrol team comprising Nigeria, Benin and Niger Republic will set up a date for the opening of the borders, the countries said on Thursday.

Education biggest instrument for eradicating poverty- NIMASA DG

… As NIMASA donates educational materials to Schools

 Executive Director Finance and Administration NIMASS(Middle) Dr. Bashir Jamoh, 2nd right Sa'adatu Bello Principal, GGSS, Kofar Gayan. 1st right ;Isa Sani Director Science Technology and Vocational Education, Ministry of Education Katsina State representing Dikko College Pilot Katsina. Second Right:Talatu Usman Principal GGDSS Bakura Zamfara State. 1st left: Aliyu Mohammed Mangwabsa Head European languages and chairman college admission committee of Dr. Yusuf Bala Usman Collage Daura, Katsina State in a group photograph after the presentation of school materials by NIMASA to the beneficiary schools in the North East Zone.

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has supported education as the only way to eradicating poverty in the country.

IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 Project gets USD 4.3 Mn boost from Norway

Norway has provided an additional NOK 40 million (USD 4.3. million) to the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project, a project aiming at supporting greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.

Photos: WISTA Nigeria gets international recognition

The Women's International Shipping and Trading Association(WISTA) Nigeria recently got recognised by the International body of the association for its commitment to empowering women in maritime.  

President of WISTA Nigeria, Mrs. Mary  Madu Hamman 

Dakuku Peterside advocates intercontinental collaboration in maritime trade for Africa's growth

…AS AAMA bags global award
L - R) Jens O. Floe, Chief Executive Officer, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Nneka O. Obianyor, Nigeria’s Registrar of Ships, Emmanuel Alfred, Special Assistant to the Director-General/CEO, NIMASA, Angela Safo-Kantanka, Deputy Director, Ghana Maritime authority and Bob Jaques, Editor, Seatrade Maritime Review

The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that intercontinental collaboration is essential to the growth of maritime in Africa.

FG approves N1.7 bn for Bonny Island Jetty

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N1.7 billion for the construction of the Bonny Jetty in River State.

OMSL: Industry stakeholder wants facts to back claims on SAA operations

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As discussions concerning the stoppage of the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) services offered by Ocean Marine Solutions continues, founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam,  has asked that the records be set straight with facts.

Lagos considers more patronage of local boat builders

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Local boat builders will enjoy more patronage from the Lagos State Government, the Managing Director of the Lagos State Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Mr. Abdoulbaq Ladi-Balogun, has assured.

Nigeria to mainstream maritime sector for economic development- Amaechi

  • ·   Better understanding of maritime transportation will facilitate economic growth –     Dakuku
  • ·       IMO reiterates commitment to assisting member states on UN 2030 SDG Agenda

L–R: Prof. Martin Ndende, Senior Regional Adviser, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, Director, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO); Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA); Mr. Carlos Salgado, Head, Latin America & The Caribbean Section, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO at the opening of a two-day Regional Workshop on UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework: A process to mainstream the maritime sector organised by NIMASA in conjunction IMO and UNECA) in Lagos.

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria will ensure the maritime sector gets into the mainstream of economic strategy as it will engender economic growth and prosperity.

ITF calls for urgent action to tackle rising piracy in Gulf of Guinea

On the back of two piracy attacks on vessels in Gulf of Guinea last week, the International Transport Workers’ Federation called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the region.

LAWMA appeals to residents to patronize PSP operators

MD of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has called on residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes by bagging them and patronizing assigned PSP operators.

Singapore Ship Registry reaches 95 million GT milestone

The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) has crossed the 95 million gross ton (GT) milestone, maintaining its position among the top five registries in the world.

The Torremolinos Declaration: Nigeria’s quest for operational safety, protection of her ocean resources against IUU fishing

Mrs Margaret Orakwusi, and Engr. Emmanuel Ilori
Nigeria’s signing of the Torremolinos Declaration in Spain recently was an expression of her determination to support the provisions seeking safety standards for fishing vessels and fishing operations as demanded by the International Maritime Organisation.  

Why key stakeholders support OMS Secure Anchorage Area services

…Arguments show firm not using govt vessels for its business
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Some concerned stakeholders in the shipping sub-sector have spoken in support of the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) services being provided for vessels, which they said guarantees protection for foreign vessels at no cost to the government or any of its agencies.

NIMASA donates relief materials to flood victims in Rivers

 ...Reaffirms commitment to welfare of displaced persons                             

L-R: Head, Procurement, NIMASA, Mr. Obom Otonye; Director, Special Duties, NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka; South-South Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Wilson I. Brandon; Zonal Coordinator, Eastern Zone, NIMASA, Heaky Dimowo; and Yusuf Nadabo of NIMASA’s Port Harcourt office, during the presentation of relief materials to Internationally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) in Rivers State, at the South-South zonal store of NEMA in Port Harcourt.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to the wellbeing of victims of disaster in the country. 

Nigerian Shippers Council backs border closure, insists neighbouring countries respect ECOWAS Protocol

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) at the weekend convened a meeting of stakeholders in the maritime industry to review issues concerning the Federal Government’s action on border closure, while stating its position of support for the government in the interest of the nation’s economy.

Nigeria expects boost in commerce with Wagon Assembly Plant in Ogun, says Osinbajo

    *At least 5000 jobs to be created- Transportation Minister, Amaechi 

Nigeria's Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo(left) with the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi on occasion of the ground breaking ceremony for Wagon Assembly Plant in Kajola, Ogun State.

The Federal Government has expressed confidence that commerce will receive a boost both in Nigeria and on the African continent when the railway projects across the country is completed.

Dangers of boat abandonment, and need for NIWA to salvage its watercrafts immediately—Olu Akinsoji

Engr. Olu Akinsoji

1. An owner of vessels who allow his vessels to be idle (See here) lacks sufficient knowledge to own vessels and should not be in the business of shipping or water transportation.

NPA pledges commitment to enabling business environment at ports

MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman

The Nigerian Ports Authority has assured of its commitment to creating an enabling environment at the ports for effective service delivery.

SIFAX Photo News

Mr. Victor Olotu, Acting Head, Business Development and Strategic Planning, SIFAX Group was guest judge on The Next Titan Boardroom session recently. He was saddled with the responsibility of judging the contestants who had been given a task of teaching entrepreneurship to students using SIFAX Group as a case study.

L-R: Chris Parks, Judge, The Next Titan; Tonye Cole, Judge, The Next Titan; Kyari Bukar, Lead Judge, The Next Titan and Hon. Victor Olotu, Acting Head, Business Development and Strategic Planning and Guest Judge at The Next Titan’s board room session which was held recently.

NPA Photo News

The House of Representatives Committee on Ports and Harbours paid a Maiden working visit to the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority at the Corporate Headquarters in Lagos. 

The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello- Koko (standing 10th from left), Chairman, House of Rep. Committee on Ports and Harbours, Hon. Garba Datti Muhammad (standing 11th from left), top Management of NPA, House of Rep. Committee Members at the occasion.

Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria to embark on industrial action over poor access roads to Ports

Credit: Onepageafrica Archive 

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has declared its resolution to embark on a strike soon if the port access roads remain in their dilapidated state.

Nigeria Customs stops fuel supply to filling stations around land borders

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended the supply of petroleum products to filling stations within 20 kilometres of all the nation’s borders.