Sunday, May 9, 2021


NPA Saga: At last, Hadiza Bala Usman receives suspension letter

NPA Saga: At last, Hadiza Bala Usman receives suspension letter

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority has finally been served a letter, three days after news of her suspension broke in the media. The news of Ms Usman’s suspension was first reported on Thursday evening, with the NPA...

Maritime industry needs $3.4 trillion to replace existing ships

The shipping industry will need to invest about $3.4 trillion in the next 30 years to replace the existing fleet in line with the sector’s decarbonization plans. An industry top analyst and Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research...

Developing Command and Control for Unmanned Vessels

Norway is taking the helm to develop technology that will be used to send unmanned vessels to sea on assignments without a crew on board. The researchers face some daunting challenges, such as determining what kind of control systems are...
SON seizes N600m substandard tyres

SON seizes N600m worth of substandard tyres

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Friday seized N600 million worth of substandard tyres at an enforcement exercise along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. SON Director-General, Farouk Salim, said the seizure was part of SON’s efforts and commitment to safeguarding lives...
reps probe

Reps to probe delays in renewal of Seaports concession agreements

The House says its intervention will help forestall losses of hundreds of millions of dollars revenues accruable to the government. The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the delay in the renewal of Seaports concession agreements. The House mandated its...
NPA appoints four GMs, eight AGMs — Official

NPA appoints four GMs, eight AGMs — Official

“With these appointments, the Authority (NPA) has a total number of 21 GMs and 60 AGMs,” he said. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the appointment of four new General Managers (GM) and eight Assistant General Managers(AGM). A statement by...

Shippers fret over increase of freight rates.

Nigerian shippers have expressed worry over the increase freight rate on shipments from Europe and Asia to Lagos from less about $3,500 for a 40-foot container to $13,500 due to scarcity of empty containers. The Guardian learnt that shipping companies...

Importers lose N16bn yearly to foreign shipping firms

For about three years now, Nigerian importers have been paying an arbitrary fee of N16 billion yearly as container deposit fees to foreign shipping companies. Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, who disclosed this during a press conference...
post covid in maritime

Nigeria: Embracing Post- Pandemic Realities In The Maritime Industry.

The COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc on economies of the world, on a global scale as economists and fiscal policy experts associate its effect as the worst global economic crisis of the century in comparison with the global economic...
Naval chief: Navy offshore survey vessel a force multiplier

Naval chief: Navy offshore survey vessel a force multiplier

The Nigerian Navy new offshore survey vessel, the NNS LANA, will be a force multiplier in the force’s ability to project naval power for enhanced maritime security in the nation’s maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, the Chief...


Police raid criminal hideouts in Lagos, apprehend 27 suspects

Nigeria Police Force in Lagos arrested 27 suspects in a planned raid carried out on blackspots in the state on the 4th and 5th...



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