Maritime

Samsung restates commitment to Nigerian content

Dec 17, 2013

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of Korea has restated its commitment to Nigerian content development in the oil and gas industry, saying it would consistently take deliberate steps to ensure that Nigerian indigenous companies were given consideration in the execution of more complex projects. Speaking in Lagos at a celebration to mark the successful completion of…

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Pirates abduct Ukrainian captain and Greek engineer

Dec 17, 2013

Pirates have attacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped its Ukrainian captain and a Greek engineer, Greek coast guard officials said on Tuesday. The 6,500 tonne Marshall Islands-flaggged MT ALTHEA with 18 crew on board was attacked by a group of 10 pirates, the officials said. The ship’s manager, Piraeus-based…

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‘Piracy reports ploy to hike Nigeria cargo insurance premium’ – DG NIMASA

Dec 17, 2013

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has said it is ever committed to providing safety and security on the nation’s maritime domain in line with its core mandate but regretted that some foreign media reports on piracy, sea robbery and hijacks were being hyped for ulterior economic reasons. Director-General of the agency, Mr.…

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Navy arrests 3 Ghanaians, 24 Nigerians over crude oil theft

Dec 15, 2013

The Nigerian Navy has confirmed the arrest of three Ghanaians and 24 Nigerians over their alleged involvement in the theft of over 1.1million litres of crude oil along the creek of Egweama in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The three Ghanaians, were arrested on board a Vessel, MT Frankesen with nine Nigerian accomplices…

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Container shipping partners consolidate freight routes

Dec 13, 2013

With the future of the P3 network, which draws together the world’s three largest container shipping lines, Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM, still to be decided by the authorities, the members of the already established G6 Alliance have announced plans to expand their cooperation to the Asia-North America West Coast and Trans-Atlantic trade lanes, a move…

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Tackling growing pirate attacks on oil vessels

Dec 12, 2013

The need to combat the increasing trend of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, which could do serious damage to Nigeria’s oil and gas industry and slow development for years to come, was brought to the fore recently by Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace business. According to Paramount Group, the…

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Customs unprepared for destination inspection, NCMDLCA alleges

Dec 12, 2013

  National Secretary of the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), Uchu Block, has warned operators in the maritime industry to brace  up for problems ahead because the Nigeria Customs Service does not have all it takes to effectively operate the destination inspection scheme.   Speaking with Vanguard in his office,…

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NPA now indifferent about ports operations, say agents

Dec 12, 2013

A week after the protest by clearing agents which grounded operations at the Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), agents have accused the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) of being jobless and only interested in collecting money. A member of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tin Can Port chapter, Patrick Okafor,…

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Report accuses Intels of monopoly in Onne, Warri ports

Dec 10, 2013

A report commissioned by anti-corruption agencies in the country has accused the terminal operator of Warri and Onne ports, Intels Nigeria Limited, of creating a state within a state in its management of the ports. The study which was put together by Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Bureau for Public Procurement…

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Naval chief seeks provision of helicopters, patrol vehicles

Dec 10, 2013

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, has urged the Federal Government to provide helicopters and operational patrol vehicles for the Navy to curb criminality on the waterways. Speaking after the inauguration of some projects undertaken by the Eastern Naval Command, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, Ezeoba said the Navy needed equipment for…

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