August 29, 2016

News

We’re not opposed to Ali chairing Customs Board – NIMASA

  • News

  • August 28, 2016

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has refuted news making the rounds in certain sections of the media (not SHIPS & PORTS) purporting that it is opposed to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service ...

Buhari vows to fight piracy, sea robbery in Gulf of Guinea

  • News

  • August 28, 2016

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that security in the Gulf of Guinea, which is greatly affected by piracy and armed robbery at sea, is a priority for his government. “We have provided funds to our Navy to buy new platforms, train and ...

Indonesia, Nigeria trade volume falls to $1.75bn

  • News

  • August 28, 2016

  The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Harry Purwanto, said the volume of trade between Nigeria and his country reduced to 1.75 billion dollars in 2015 from four billion dollars in 2014. Purwanto made this known in an interview ...

Soldiers kill 5; arrest 23 militants in Rivers

  • News

  • August 27, 2016

  The 133 Special Forces Battalion of Nigerian Army troops have carried out a precursor operation to Exercise CROCODILE SMILE aimed at getting rid of all forms of criminal activities in the Niger Delta geo-political region of Nigeria. In ...

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Periscope

Deep seaports everywhere, but which of them will be viable? 

  • August 22, 2016

By Bolaji Akinola   It appears some state governors are trying to outdo each other in the establishment of so-called deep seaports in their ...

Layman Views

How can Nigeria earn more money from export?

  • August 22, 2016

Due to the economic recession and low revenue from importation, the government has decided to diversify into the non-oil sector as a way to boost ...

Feature

West Africa – the global rice trade and its challenges for marine cargo underwriters

  • August 22, 2016

By Caroline Paul The West African region depends on international imports for some 40% of its rice supply (approximately 5 million tons of rice, ...

Interview

Wista teaches you to stand up to men

  • August 22, 2016

Mrs Mary Hamman is the President of Women International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) in Nigeria. She works in the Shipping ...

Editorial

Why the government must pay more attention to the ports

  • August 22, 2016

A lot has been written about the Nigeria maritime industry with its vast potentials that would make the Western nations go green with envy. It ...