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Pirates attacked container ship in Port Harcourt

Fresh fears as container ship, MAERSK CARDIFF was on Wednesday night, January 13th attacked in Port Harcourt’s Southwest, at around 20.00 UTC, showing that Nigerian waters are still porous. The ship was en route from Tema Port in Ghana, even...

Africa’s exports reduce by 5.2% in two years

Africa and the Middle East recorded negative growth in the volume of exports for the past two years. This disclosure was made known in a report titled, ‘Review of Maritime Transport 2020,’ both continents experienced a negative growth of 5.2...

Two dead, seven missing as Chinese Bulker Sinks

Chinese officials have reported that a bulk carrier sank in the East China Sea south of Shanghai. Two sailors have been confirmed dead, while four were rescued, and a search was ongoing for seven others that were missing. The maritime...

China plans to reverse ban on ship recycling

Recall that China banned the recycling of foreign ships on its shores at the end of 2018, there has been an increasing call in the shipping community to allow the work to resume. Now, it is understood that Beijing...

President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria is dead – Ubong King

Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN) has been thrown into mourning following the death of her President, Mr Ubong, on the 26th of December. The news of his death was disclosed in Lagos by the General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Maiguwa,...

Nigerian Entertainment Industry Mourns Popular Scriptwriter – Chico Ejiro

The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning when a popular scriptwriter, director and producer, Chico Ejiro, passed away on Christmas Day. According to sources, he died at about 2am. Ejiro, who was popular for movies such as ‘Silent...

Amaechi commissions new ‘Operation Command Centre’ in Apapa port

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has commissioned Operation Command Centre newly built by APM Terminals Apapa to boost efficiency and service delivery at the port. The Minister Amaechi commended the establishment of the new centre and reiterated government’s commitment...

U.S. Extends Export Restrictions on Technology to Chinese Shipbuilders

United States Commerce Department has announced new trade enforcement actions against Chinese companies as part of the Trump administration’s disputes with China over its human rights abuses, actions in the South China Sea, and use of U.S. technology. Among...

Ukraine says pirates abduct 6 nationals near Nigeria’s coast

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Saturday confirmed that six of its nationals were among the crew members abducted off the coast of Nigeria, from a Cameroon-flagged STEVIA cargo ship. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Oleg Nikolenko, as quoted by the Ukrinform news...

11 injured as diesel tanker explodes in Lagos

Not more than 11 people sustained various degrees of injury when a tanker, loaded with diesel, exploded on the Otedola bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday. The above statement was confirmed by the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety...

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