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Higher cost of cargo clearance imminent as Navy, SON plot return to seaport

Importers and clearing agents might have to brace up for more delays and additional costs in the clearance of their cargoes, as two federal government agencies – the Nigerian Navy and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) – kicked...

NIMASA to partner navy on professionalism

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has disclosed that it would assist in the accreditation of professional courses offered by the Nigerian Navy. The agency said it would also facilitate the attainment of the International Convention on...

NIMASA to launch major onslaught against piracy this month

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is planning a massive security upgrade on Nigerian waters and Gulf of Guinea through the launch of its deep blue project. NIMASA spokesman, Philip Kyanet, said the official inauguration of the long...

Reps ask Navy, NIMASA to curb illegal fishing by foreign vessels

The House of Representatives has called on the Ministry of Agriculture, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to put measures in place to curb illegal fishing by foreign vessels on Nigeria’s waters. It also...

Marine protected areas and Nigeria’s blue economy

My attention was recently drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of State for Environment, Barr Sharon Ikeazor, and published in a newspaper on 17 Sep 2020, captioned “Nigeria Lacks Marine Protected Areas Despite 11,600 sqkm Coastline –...

EXCLUSIVE: NIMASA spokesman Philip Kyanet resigns

The spokesman and Head, Corporate Communication of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Philip Kyanet, has resigned his appointment with the agency. Kyanet, a Deputy Director, was appointed Head of the NIMASA Corporate Communication unit in April 2020....

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...

Port Process Manual Would Reduce Vessel Turnaround Time- Shippers’ Council Boss

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, has said that implementation of the Nigerian Port Process Manual (NPPM) would reduce vessel turnaround time. Bello made the submission at a courtesy visit to the Port Health Services...

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...
Understanding NIMASA’s marine litters and micro plastic action plan

Collaborating for prosecution of maritime offences

The concept of maritime security and safety goes beyond policing waterways to keep them free of criminals and objects that impede activities that are associated with the entire maritime ecosystem. It also goes beyond deployment of equipment and manpower...

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World Shipping orderbook shrinks to 17-year low following Covid-19 impact

World New building orderbook across all ship types has touched its lowest point in 17 years against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, according...

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