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Maersk ups 2021 profit expectations, reports Q2 record results

  Danish shipping and logistics giant A.P. Moller – Maersk has upgraded its 2021 full-year guidance reporting strong performance in Q2 2021. The company reported continues to report strong quarterly…

MSC Gayane crew members jailed in record drug bust case  

  Two former crew members of the MSC Gayane have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a plot to smuggle an estimated $1 billion worth of cocaine through…

Ship hijacked off UAE ordered to sail to Iran

  A Panama-flagged ship has been hijacked by armed men in the Gulf of Oman and ordered to sail to Iran, according to officials. The tanker MV Asphalt Princess is…

Nigeria’s IMO council bid in jeopardy after MOWCA exit 

  The bid for Nigeria’s election into the Governing Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) could suffer setback as the country dumped the Maritime Organization for West and Central…

We’re paid N950 per day – railway workers complain of poor wages 

  Construction workers engaged on the Apapa-Ibadan railway project have expressed displeasure over the poor salary they are paid by the contractor, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC). Some of…

COVID-19: Port of Rotterdam opens vaccination for all int’l seafarers 

  The Netherlands is piloting a scheme to vaccinate seafarers of all nationalities calling at the key port of Rotterdam. The vaccination programme, which is currently limited to seafarers on…

Germany joins Asian anti-piracy group ReCAAP 

  Germany has joined the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) as the twenty-first Contracting Party. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC),…

Customs seizes unprocessed timber, arrests two

  The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ has intercepted three trucks conveying six 6×20ft containers of logs of unprocessed timber.  The Zonal Coordinator for Zone ‘C’, Olusemire…

Nigeria quits MOWCA after failed Sec-Gen election bid 

  Nigeria has dumped the Maritime Organization for West and Central Africa (MOWCA) following its failed bid to secure the election of its candidate, Paul Adaliku as Secretary-General of the…

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On principled transition to next level

Elections are over. The deluge of hate speeches have receded. Tensions have largely abated. The tempestuous wind of socioeconomic uncertainties has subsided. Normalcy reigns. Gladly, the confidence of international investors…

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Benefits of developing our inland waterways

By Capt. Chris Nezianya   Nigeria is blessed with many rivers, most of which are navigable. The two major rivers are Rivers Niger and Benue. They provide livelihood for the…

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