Maritime News & Reports

Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Signs Agreement on Maritime Security

In a bid to consolidate efforts at ending the upsurge of maritime crimes, piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has activated a bilateral agreement on improving the security in the region. The new agreement mandates both countries to embark on combined maritime and air patrols along the common maritime border. Cdr. Samuel Kure …read more →

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Nigerian Seaports to Commence 24-Hour Operations

The Heads of maritime agencies in Nigeria have agreed to work on modalities for a quick commencement of 24 hours operation at the ports. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime …read more →

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Nigeria Plans to Build Shipyard in its Bayelsa State

The Federal Government of Nigeria has flagged off the feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State. In a statement in Abuja, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said the government had engaged China Harbour Engineering Company for the studies, adding that when completed, the shipyard would cater …read more →

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FG to Install Large Size Cargo Scanners in Onne & Tin Can Ports

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, also revealed that the Council approved a variation of 18.12million dollars and additional N3.25billion for the supply and installation of three Rapsican mobile Cargo Scanners. “Today at council, we presented two memos, the first memo was for seeking council’s approval for the revision of …read more →

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Waterways Protection Infrastructure to Secure All Anchorage Areas – FG

THE Federal Government has concluded arrangements to make the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project, the central security structure for all anchorage areas in the Nigerian maritime domain. This is to reduce the cost of shipping goods into the country. Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala …read more →

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NPA Boosts Berthing Capacity …..Commissions New Tugboats

Two new tugboats worth millions of dollars, MT Musawa & MT Ikoro-Ekiti, purchased by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) were on Friday, commissioned by the Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi. At the event, which took place at the Dockyard Apapa, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, noted that the equipment would …read more →

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Onitsha River Port Set for Operations as FG brings Concessioning negotiation to a Close

The Managing Director, National Inland Waterway Authority, NIWA, Dr. George Mohgalu, has said that the operations of the Onitsha River Port will commence in due course. This is because the concessioning process for the effective take-off is about to be concluded. He said this in Onitsha, during the 2nd Sensitization Seminar of Stakeholders by NIWA …read more →

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Ibom Deep Seaport to Boost Trade in 25 African Countries

The Ibom Deep Seaport is designed to occupy 2,565 hectares of land with additional 1.565 hectares for future expansion. The Deep Seaport, with the investment capacity of $4.2 billion, will on completion serve Sao Tome Joint Development, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Angola, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Chad, making it to offer a multiple …read more →

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Ondo deep seaport to attract N500 billion investments

Succour is on the way for Ondo State as the government declares that the deep seaport project would attract over N500billion investments to the host communities in Ilaje Local Government Area, when completed. Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ forum, said the deep seaport would generate more than N500billion new …read more →

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Why N50 Bln Floating Dock Idling Away At Naval Dockyard – NIMASA Boss

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is yet to put into use the N50 billion floating dock acquired by the agency in 2018 due to its inability to secure an operational berthing space for the dock. According to the Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, the floating dock has not commenced operation due to …read more →