October 30, 2014

News

Nigeria to import petroleum products for another 20 years

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  • October 30, 2014

Nigeria and other African countries will continue to be net importers of petroleum products despite the availability of functional and quasi-functional refineries, and plans to build more refineries on the continent, the Minister of Petroleum ...

Maritime workers commend NPA management over staff welfare

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  • October 30, 2014

The Maritime Branch of the Senior Staff Association of Communication, Transport and Corporation (SSACTAC), yesterday commended the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for addressing the issues of aggrieved retired workers of the ...

Global container volume to hit one billion by 2020

Container volumes handled by ports worldwide is expected to increase to up to one billion twenty equivalent unit (TEU) by the end of the decade, up from 623 million TEU in 2013. Speaking at a seminar in London, Drewry Maritime research senior ...

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Feature

Turkey’s help for Mogadishu port

  • October 27, 2014

The Somali government’s grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, ...

Periscope

National interest and local shipowners

  • October 27, 2014

Last month China gave four shipping lines including China Cosco 1.8 billion yuan ($293.3 million) in subsidies to encourage them to retire and ...

Interview

We have strengthened our anti-smuggling operations around border areas

  • October 27, 2014

Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs (ACG) Victor Gbemudu, served for two years as Coordinator, Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs ...

Editorial

Upholding safety practices in water transportation

  • October 27, 2014

The fact that natural causes may not be completely ruled out of causes of accidents should not give room for excuses when it comes to maritime ...

Foreign News

One more body recovered from wrecked Sewol

  • October 30, 2014

Divers have recovered another body from the ill-fated ferry Sewol on Tuesday six months after the ferry capsized, claiming the lives of almost ...