Maritime

Ports congested as backlog of un-cleared cargoes grows over PAAR

Dec 23, 2013

Following the takeover of the Destination Inspection (DI) scheme by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from the service providers, whose seven-year contract with the Federal Government ended on December 1, 2013, the volume of uncleared cargoes at the two major seaports (Apapa and Tin-Can Island) has continued to increase. BusinessDay learnt that before now, about…

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Insiders responsible for piracy in Nigerian waters – CNS

Dec 23, 2013

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Ezeoba, has said incessant attacks on ships in Nigerian waters, especially in the Niger Delta, should be blamed on insiders. Ezeoba spoke in Brass, Bayelsa State, after inaugurating the Maritime Regional Awareness Capability (RMAC) Centre. He was reacting to the recent attack on a Marshal Island-flagged vessel, MT.…

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106 ships arrive Lagos ports before Dec 30

Dec 23, 2013

One hundred and six ships are expected to berth at the Lagos ports between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) indicated this in its ‘Shipping Position’ made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the weekend in Lagos. According to the document, 22 ships will sail in with various…

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Nigerian Navy boosts camera surveillance against pirates

Dec 20, 2013

Nigeria’s navy has installed eight automated, camera-equipped surveillance towers in the waters just off its coast, in an effort to tackle a surge in pirate attacks and crude oil theft that have blighted Africa’s top energy producer this year. Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba told journalists late on Thursday that the equipment,…

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Nigeria Port Authority: LNG shipment handled in 3Q down 20 pct

Dec 20, 2013

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) announced the results of cargo throughput for the third quarter of 2013. Report show that the total Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipment handled in the period under review amounted to 4,859,453 million MT showing a decrease of 20 per cent from the 2012 third quarter figure of 5,828,281MT. “Our recent research…

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Terminal operator celebrates PIL’s one millionth TEU

Dec 20, 2013

The volume of Pacific International Lines (PIL) containers handled by APM Terminals this year has reached a historic one million twenty equivalent unit (TEU). APM Terminals ranks among the top four container terminals in the world while PIL is one of the largest ship owners in Asia. PIL’s volume handled by APM Terminals has grown…

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APM Terminals: Nigerian port welcomes bigger ships

Dec 19, 2013

The 4,500 TEU capacity Maersk Copenhagen called  at APM Terminals’ West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne (Port Harcourt), Nigeria on December 3rd, becoming the largest vessel to visit the Eastern Nigerian port. The port is located along the Bonny River near Port Harcourt in Rivers State and serves major markets in East Nigeria and…

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Pacific Khamsin starts work for Chevron

Dec 18, 2013

Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin received its drilling permit and commenced its drilling contract on December 17, 2013. The vessel will start work on a two-year contract for Chevron in Nigeria. Pacific Khamsin, of Samsung 12000 design, is capable of operating in 12,000 ft water depth with a maximum…

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Nigerian ports record 115% growth in 10 yrs

Dec 18, 2013

A total of 1,366 ocean going vessels visited the Nigerian ports with a total Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of 34,640,530 gross tons in third quarter 2013, representing 115 percent growth from 2003 till date, according to data by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in its quarterly report. Lagos Port Complex (LPC) recorded a GRT of…

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Maritime to contribute significantly to economic growth –FG

Dec 18, 2013

The Federal Government has said it is working on a policy framework that would enable the maritime industry in particular and the transport sector contributes significantly to the growth and development of Nigeria’s economy. Senior Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on maritime services, Mr. Leke had said at the beginning of the 2013 fiscal…

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