Nothing Must Be Left to Chance As Far As Securing the Ports Is Concerned – Port Security Experts

Nothing Must Be Left to Chance As Far As Securing the Ports Is Concerned – Port Security Experts

In the countdown to the 2019 general elections, security experts say adequate strategies and contingency plans to counter attack on seaport facilities by criminals must be put in place. Strategies must also be designed to contain cases of arson, fire, burglary and other disruptive activities that occur during national emergencies as experience shows that undesirable elements within the port…

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Warri Old Sea Port Concessioned For an Annual Lease Fee of 1.62 Million Dollars in 25 Years

Warri Old Sea Port Concessioned For an Annual Lease Fee of 1.62 Million Dollars in 25 Years

Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Okoh, says the Terminal ‘B’ Warri Old Port was concessioned for a period of 25 years at an annual lease fee of 1.62 million dollars. Okoh made this known at the official hand over of the Port to the concessionaire – Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Ltd, in Warri, Delta state….

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NIMASA, Poised To Redress Lingering Policy Inconsistency: …Says Shipping Sector Capacity to Engage About 10 Million Nigerians.

...Says Shipping Sector Capacity to Engage About 10 Million Nigerians.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is now poised to redress lingering policy inconsistency which has remained the bane of shipping development in Nigeria. It has identified lack of supportive institutional frameworks, neglected infrastructure as well as inadequate financing as major reasons Nigeria’s shipping potentials have not been fully exploited and maximized for the good of the…

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NIMASA ISSUES FRESH REGULATIONS TO FOREIGN OIL AND GAS FIRMS

NIMASA ISSUES FRESH REGULATIONS TO FOREIGN OIL AND GAS FIRMS

A fresh set of regulations to enhance enforcement of the Cabotage Act and stem its abuse by foreign oil and gas companies have been issued by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). In a Marine Notice (New Cabotage Compliance Strategy – NCCS) issued last week, the agency requires all oil and gas operators and international oil companies…

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I Will Reactivate All the Sea Ports in Delta State; Says Atiku Abubakar

I Will Reactivate All the Sea Ports in Delta State, Says Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to revive all the sea ports in Delta State and complete the second Niger Bridge when he emerges as President. Alhaji Abubakar gave the promise on Thursday during the Presidential Campaign rally of the party in Asaba. Thousands of Deltans took over all available space at…

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Lagos Governor Set to Resolve Tussle between NIWA and LASWA over Regulation and Control of the Waterways.

Piriye Kiyaramo The Lagos State Government and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday expressed readiness to go into talks to facilitate amicable resolution of the age-long tussle between the federal agency and the Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority (LASWA) over regulation and control of the waterways. The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who said this while receiving NIWA’s…

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Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

In 2018, cases of fatal boat mishaps were numerous. Despite this, the masses are still being encouraged to travel by water to reduce the gridlock and strain on the roads. But the recent ugly experience involving no less a personality than the managing director of NIWA must serve as the spur government needs to put things right and ensure…

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Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele And Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au Conclude Successful Bilateral Meeting On Areas Of Mutual Interest

Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele And Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au Conclude Successful Bilateral Meeting On Areas Of Mutual Interest

The meeting considered the progress made in the implementation of the regular and safe movement of people of the two countries South Africa Home Affairs Minister, Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Lesotho Home Affairs Minister, Mr Tsukutlane Au today held a successful bilateral meeting on areas of mutual interest, for the benefit of the people of both countries. The meeting…

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Maritime Editors Call for Disbursement of Cabotage Fund to Deserving Beneficiaries without further Delay …Blames NIMASA) for handling of the process

Maritime Editors Call for Disbursement of Cabotage Fund to Deserving Beneficiaries without further Delay

By Piriye Kiyaramo League of Maritime Editors and Publishers in Nigeria has urged the federal government to disburse the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF) to deserving ship owners without any further delay, even as the body condemned what it described as “the secrecy with which the fund is manged by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)” President…

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BIMCO Seeks Cooperation between International Navies in Curbing Piracy in the Gulf Guinea

BIMCO Seeks Cooperation between International Navies in Curbing Piracy in the Gulf Guinea

In its bid to the stem the disturbing incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, an international shipping association, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is stepping up its calls for naval support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after an annual report the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that attacks in West Africa increased in…

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