Maritime

China Harbour unveiled as investor in major new Nigerian deep sea port

Apr 9, 2019

The Bakassi Deep Seaport is to become the second trade port in Nigeria, after the Apapa port. This was disclosed by the transaction adviser to the Federal Government on the Bakassi Deep Seaport Project, Feedback Infrastructure Limited, during the presentation of the Outline Business Case on the deep seaport to the Cross River State Governor,…

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Scana Offshore to upgrade anchoring system for Yinson’s Nigeria FPSO project

Apr 5, 2019

Incus-owned Scana Offshore AS has been awarded a contract in connection with modification of anchoring equipment at Yinson Nepeta Productions Ltd (Yinson) for FPSO Allan. Incus writes in a stock exchange announcement that the production ship will operate on the Anyala and Madu fields in Nigeria. Scana Offshore’s delivery consists of upgrading the anchoring system…

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Switzerland set to sue Nigeria over 2018 oil tanker seizure

Apr 4, 2019

Authorities in Switzerland have begun planning legal action against the Nigerian government for seizing and detaining a Swiss-flagged oil tanker in January last year. Reports by various online maritime websites said San Padre Pio and four of its original 16 crewmembers, all of whom are Ukrainian nationals, had since remained under Nigerian government custody in…

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Vitol signs COA with NNPC subsidiary NIDAS for shipping petrol to Nigeria

Apr 3, 2019

Vitol has signed a contract of affreightment with NIDAS Shipping Services to ship petrol to Nigeria during the second quarter as part of its crude-for-product swap deal with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. NIDAS, a London-based subsidiary of NNPC, said the contract would run from April to June in parallel with the swap deal. This is…

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SHI Nigeria reaches HSE milestone of 1,200 days with no lost time injuries

Mar 25, 2019

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria announces that it has reached the significant health & safety milestone of 1,200 days with no lost time injuries at SHI-MCI, Africa’s largest ship fabrication & integration yard located in Lagos. This achievement is reflective of SHIN’s intense focus on ensuring the health and safety of its entire workforce through significant…

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Twelve ships berth at Lagos ports with petrol, others

Mar 16, 2019

Twelve ships carrying various products have arrived at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports, waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority said in its daily publication on Wednesday in Lagos. The shipping position of the NPA is a document that shows the volume and types of cargoes that are brought into the country on a daily…

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One killed, five kidnapped in pirate attack offshore Nigeria

Mar 14, 2019

Pirates armed with machine guns attacked an offshore support vessel offshore Nigeria last Saturday, kidnapped five men, and escaped. A Nigerian navy guard was killed in the attack. According to a piracy report by ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS), a division of International Chamber of Commerce, pirates armed with machine guns in two speed boats…

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NIMASA seeks amendment to Nigeria’s crude oil trade terms

Mar 14, 2019

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, said it is focused on ensuring that the nation’s crude oil trade terms are changed from the present Free on Board, FOB to Cost Insurance Freight, CIF. Disclosing this in Benin over the weekend, Director-General of NIMASA Dakuku Peterside, said in a bid to create enabling ground…

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Sixteen LNG vessels to berth at Onne Port

Mar 12, 2019

No fewer than sixteen Liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels are expected to berth in Onne Port Complex this week in Rivers State Ten of the vessels would discharge imported cargo – containers, general cargo, drilling fluid and inballast, while six vessels would export 364,000 tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Butane to other countries…

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Nigeria imports 1.3 bn litres of fuel in first 2 months of 2019

Mar 8, 2019

Nigeria, in January and February, imported a total of 986, 492 metric tonnes of petroleum products representing 1,387,410,984.2 litres of fuel, data from the Nigerian Ports Authority Shipping Position revealed. Frozen fish topped the nation’s imports for the month of February, as the country reportedly imported 2.463 million metric tonnes of the product in the…

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