Maritime

Nigeria bottlenecks will divert more cargo to Togo, Ghana, Benin in 2014

Jan 2, 2014

Analysts reviewing the maritime industry in the past year and predicting the outlook for 2014, foresee that  Nigerian ports will witness a drastic drops in the number of vessels  bringing  in cargoes. The implication they say, is that the volume of importation into the country will also witness a significant drop, as importers of containerised…

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Charting of Lekki Deep Sea Port begins

Jan 2, 2014

The United Kingdom (UK) Hydrographic Officials have begun the charting of the Lekki deep seaport. The exercise started almost two weeks after the Federal Government announced a $1.345 billion (about N221.9 billion) budget for the port. The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, promised that the seaport project would be executed through the Private-Public Partnership…

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‘N70bn spent on Tin Can Port facilities since inception’

Dec 31, 2013

Foremost terminal operator, the Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), said it has spent over N70 billion on amenities since it became separated from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in 2006. The Commercial Services Manager of the terminal, Mr. Richard Akinbosotu, disclosed this after conducting the Maritime Correspondents Organization of Nigeria (MARCON) round its terminal…

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NPA identifies capacity development, infrastructure as priority in 2014

Dec 30, 2013

The Nigerian Ports Authority, Apapa Port, on Friday said it would give priority to human capacity development and equipping the agency in 2014. The Port Manager, Mr. Nasir Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that other stakeholders should buy into its programme for sustainable growth in the national ports operations. “We…

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Navy plans joint African exercise to tackle maritime illegalities

Dec 29, 2013

To nip the rising tide of maritime illegalities especially in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Navy, NN, said a joint naval exercise between African countries will begin in the first quarter of 2014. The Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, made this disclosure in an interview with journalists during the ceremony…

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2013: JTF killed 82 sea pirates, nabbed 1,857 crude oil thieves in N-Delta

Dec 27, 2013

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, said yesterday it killed 82 sea pirates and robbers, lost three of its operatives in active service in 2013 to sea pirates, while three others got drowned. The task force also said its operatives killed 23 kidnappers and conducted 1,025 anti-illegal oil bunkering…

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Naval Chief warns personnel over oil theft

Dec 26, 2013

Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Eze-Oba has decried the alleged involvement of Naval men in the theft of petroleum products along the nation’s coast. Addressing officers and ratings at the Naval Base in Brass, Bayelsa State yesterday, Vice Admiral Eze -Oba warned that any naval personnel caught in such economic sabotage would be…

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Merchant Navy set to boost water security

Dec 25, 2013

The Nigeria Merchant Navy (NMN) is set to boost maritime security in the country. Speaking during its Ceremonial Parade at the Merchant Navy Training Depot, Idah, Kogi State, its Head of Department, Training Depot, Lt John Buba said his people are up to the task. Protecting the nation’s waterways from criminals, insurgent, and contributing to the…

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New firm on waterways pollution control gets certification for operation

Dec 24, 2013

The Federal Government has given approval for a new firm,   Sea Waters Environmental Services Limited, to commence operations in the maritime, as well as oil and gas sector for cleaning up of pollution in the nation”s waterways. The firm which is being promoted by those who have veritable knowledge of the maritime sector of the…

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Navy destroys 1,556 illegal oil refineries, arrests 1646 suspects in 2013

Dec 24, 2013

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, on said  that the Nigerian Navy destroyed 1,556 illegal oil refineries and arrested 1,646 suspects in 2013. Ezeoba disclosed this at the launch of the Chief of Naval Staff Strategic Guidance (SG) 02 in on Monday in Abuja. “The Nigerian Navy destroyed 1,556 illegal oil refineries,…

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