October 1, 2014


Ebola screening for ships’ at Apapa port

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  • September 30, 2014

Sand is unloaded from the vast hold of the Pintail cargo ship into waiting trucks at the port of Apapa in Nigeria’s financial capital, Lagos. But on board, port health officials are keen to stop the crew bringing anything else into Nigeria, ...

Busan port handles higher box volumes in August

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  • September 30, 2014

South Korea’s Busan port has handled higher box throughput in August over the same period of last year, according to figures released by Busan Port Authority (BPA). Busan port moved 1.53m teu of containers in August, an increase of 5.5% ...

IMO takes important step towards electronic certificates

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  • September 30, 2014

In the future, the IMO member States should accept the use of electronic certificates. This is the request of the Facilitation Committee (FAL) and, hence, the road is paved for less paperwork, nuisance and delays for the shipping industry. In ...


Changing times for Gibraltar and its bunkering industry

  • September 30, 2014

For many years a major revenue stream for the tiny British territory, plans by the Gibraltarian government to move away from floating storage ...


China: Africa’s second colonialist

  • September 30, 2014

China’s Premier Li Keqiang made his first visit to Africa in May this year after taking office 18 months ago. The week-long trip will took ...


I opposed Cabotage Act from the start …it is defective, ineffective

  • September 30, 2014

Mr. Louis Nnamdi Mbanefo, a maritime lawyer, is the President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association. He is a graduate of Queens’ ...


Doing the needful to arrive at a new port order

  • September 22, 2014

The talk about achieving a new port order has been on for as long as we know. Even though it may not have been defined as it is so named, various ...

Foreign News

Australia seizes N40bn worth of cannabis off Somalia

  • September 30, 2014

A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Somalia has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, ...