Senate upholds marine services contract for Indigenous Vessel Owners

The Senate, on Tuesday, mandated Total Upstream Nigeria Limited to reverse the canceled bidding contracts involving over 10 indigenous vessel owners.
According to the upper chamber, the action of the multinational oil giant is a violation of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act.

RFQ Issued for Ibom Deep Seaport as Procurement Process Commences


Nigeria’s quest to become the preferred transhipment hub for the West and Central Africa subregion has received a massive boost as the procurement process for the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) Project is scheduled to commence in January 2018 with the advertisement of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) from reputable private sector port operators in partnership with the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

Maritime stakeholders hail NIMASA's capacity building initiative

…Pledge support for NSDP Cadets
The capacity building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) through the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has again received commendation from Stakeholders and industry players in the Nigerian maritime sector.
This is coming on the heels of the flag-off ceremony of the first phase of the NIMASA fully sponsored sea time training for the cadets of the NSDP scheme, held recently in Lagos.

TCIPC FIRE: NPA sympathizes with victims, reiterates commitment to safety

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed concern while sympathizing with those affected in the unfortunate fire incident which occurred at locations in the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Apapa during which no lives were lost.
The Management stated this against the back drop of the fire outbreak of Tuesday, the 2nd day of January, 2018 which engulfed part of the PTML Terminal as well as the “National” areas both in the Port.

NIMASA’s operation cost down by 50%, says FG

Federal Government, yesterday, said that Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been able to reduce its running cost by over 50 per cent in one year, and significantly improved revenue generation and remittance to  the Federal Government.

Shipowners kick against foreign domination of oil trade

Can indigenous shipowners match their foreign counterparts in the capital intensive crude oil lifting business? Yes, says the Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA), which has launched a campaign to be involved in the business.
The association says its involvement in the trade would be in national interest.
Its participation would reduce youth unemployment, generate revenue and ensure security, its General Secretary, Captain Niyi Labinjo, told newsmen.

NPA to Restrict Egina FPSO’s Access to Nigerian Waterways

Owing to rising debts, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the immediate suspension of service boats operations in all its pilotage districts until the full settlement of debts accruing from unpaid pilotage dues by International Oil Companies (IOCs) and other beneficiaries of the services.

This is just as the NPA gave indication that it might prevent Engina FPSO, which is due to arrive Nigeria in January, 2018 from accessing Nigerian waterways.

NIMASA flags-off seatime training for 239 cadets

·         Rewards outstanding cadets with automatic employment

·         To commence Phase 2 in 2018

At long last, some young Nigerian can heave a sigh of relief and rekindle their hopes of career development and a better life as a total of 239 cadets who are beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programmes are set to embark on their mandatory seatime training in line with global best practices.

Navy appoints first northern female general

The Nigerian Navy on Monday decorated Navy Captain Jamila Malafa with her promoted rank of Commodore, equivalent with army rank of Brigadier General, making her the first female of Northern extraction to become a one-star general.

Experts recommend establishment of National Transport Commission

Following the realization of the imperatives of developing an integrated and modern transport policy to drive trade and investments in Nigeria, experts have recommended the establishment of a National Transport Commission to regulate economic activities in the sector.

recommendation was the highlight of the report the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Finalization of the Draft National Transport Policy (NTP) recently submitted to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.


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