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Baltic Dry Index rises to highest level in 11 years

The Baltic exchange’s main sea freight index rose on Wednesday, its highest since mid-2010, boosted by gains across vessel segments. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose by 109...

Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced

Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. In identical tweets, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife...

Ships, Equipment in Place to Remove Oil from Stricken Tanker in China

Ships and equipment needed to remove the remaining cargo from a stricken oil tanker near the Chinese port city of Qingdao are in place and work is expected to start later on Friday as weather conditions have improved, a...
HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails in Preparation for Asia-Pacific Deployment

HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails in Preparation for Asia-Pacific Deployment

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has set sail from Portsmouth as the UK Carrier Strike Group prepares to join allied forces for its largest and most demanding exercise to date. HMS Queen Elizabeth will be accompanied by destroyers HMS Diamond...
UK Signals Self-Driving Cars Could Hit Road This Year

UK Signals Self-Driving Cars Could Hit Road This Year

Self-driving vehicles could hit the road this year on motorways in Britain, the government said Wednesday, under plans to permit motorists to temporarily take their hands off the wheel. The Department for Transport (DfT) said in a statement that it...

Nagelsmann set to take over Bayern from next season

Julian Nagelsmann is to become the new Bayern Munich head coach and has agreed a five-year contract beginning on July 1, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday. Bayern, who are on the verge of a ninth successive Bundesliga title,...

US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya

During the visit, Mr Blinken is expected to meet with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will pay a virtual visit to Nigeria and Kenya on April 27. During the...
Judgment on Floyd’s murder: CSOs urge judiciary in Nigeria to be independent, fearless

Judgment on Floyd’s murder: CSOs urge judiciary in Nigeria to be independent, fearless

Civil Society Organisations, CSO, weekend, reacted to a recent judgment delivered on the murder of George Floyd, by a police officer, Derek Chauvin, urged the judiciary in Nigeria to be independent and fearless in giving verdicts. Speaking with Vanguard,...

Indonesian navy submarine with 53 on board goes missing off coast of Bali

A search is under way for the German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, and its crew. The Indonesian navy is searching for the missing submarine 60 miles off the coast of Bali. File pic Why you can trust Sky News...
Navantia To Launch First S80 Submarine For Spanish Navy On April 22nd

Navantia To Launch First S80 Submarine For Spanish Navy On April 22nd

His Majesty King Felipe VI, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia will preside over the launching ceremony of S-81, the first submarine of S-80 class, in...

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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...

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