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South Africa: Port operations suspended in Durban after heavy rains

Shipping activities at South Africa’s busiest port (Port of Durban) have been suspended following severe flooding in the KwaZulu-Natal province that has so far claimed at least 60 lives.  The…

Maersk says no end in sight to surging cost of shipping goods

The cost of shipping goods has surged 25-30% since the start of the pandemic due to array of inflationary pressures that are “unlikely to abate in the short term,” container shipping company Maersk said…

Saraki says FG will sustain fight against piracy in Gulf of Guinea 

The Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, on Tuesday assured maritime stakeholders and the international community that the Federal Government would sustain the fight against piracy and other…

Three injured in MSC containership engine room explosion 

Three crew members sustained injuries from an explosion in the engine room of an MSC containership in the western Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France on Tuesday. Two of…

Buhari appoints new Ministers, sends list to Senate

Senate has received seven new nominees from President Muhammadu Buhari as replacements for ministers that resigned due to their political ambitions. The names of the nominees are contained in a…

Gbemi Saraki tours ports, says Lagos-Ibadan rail link to Apapa port to be ready in two weeks

The Federal Government has announced that it will actualise the linking of Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line to the Lagos Port Complex Apapa by the end of this month. The…

Ship owners, freight forwarders oppose Amaechi’s reappointment as Minister 

Stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry said that former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, failed to develop the industry during his seven-year tenure, and should therefore not be reappointed into…

INTELS graduates 38 beneficiaries of women empowerment scheme  

Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited, has graduated 38 women under its Women Empowerment Project Scheme Synergy (WEPSS).  WEPSS is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of…

IMAN seeks synergy with police to clampdown on importers of illicit drugs 

The Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Compliance Team has solicited the cooperation of the Commissioner, Port Police Command to apprehend importers of illicit drugs.  Briefing newsmen after a meeting with…

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Celebrating a living legend, Captain Olugbemiga Abidoye at 70

    I feel greatly honoured to write about a distinguished gentleman that I regard as a big uncle and a highly impactful mentor. I have known Captain Olugbemiga Abidoye…

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Trade facilitation – Nigeria and the agenda for AfCFTA 

  By Princess Vicky Haastrup  The African Continental Free Trade Area, popularly known as AfCFTA is a free trade area founded in 2018, while its full implementation commenced in January 2021. AfCFTA…

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