Ships & Ports

Mercy Ships celebrate 100,000th surgical operation on hospital ships

Mercy Ships celebrate 100,000th surgical operation on hospital ships

Mercy Ships is celebrating its 100,000th surgical procedure by medical volunteers onboard its charity hospital ships. The milestone procedure was performed on baby born...

Thailand to convert half of Bangkok Port into shopping mall

Thailand to convert half of Bangkok Port into shopping mall

Nearly half of Bangkok Port is make way for retail megamall and other commercial developments as the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) looks to regenerate the area. PAT...

Alphaliner raises fresh hopes for container shipping recovery 

Alphaliner cuts global container throughput forecast cut to 2.5%

  Weak container volumes in the first quarter have seen analyst Alphaliner cut its global container throughput growth forecast for 2019 to 2.5% from 3.6%. A survey...

China pledges $60bn in financial support to Africa

Trade war: Xi Jinping warns China of difficult times ahead 

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday,...

K Line sues APL Logistics over emails

K Line slashes salaries of executives by 10%

Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has decided to reduce the pay of its executives by 10% from April 2019 as the shipping company is working towards improving its...

Shipping industry organisations call for progress on key sulphur cap issues at IMO

IMO publishes guidelines for 2020 sulphur cap 

Following the Marine Environment Protection Committee 74 (MEPC 74) meeting last week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published guidelines adopted for...

Greek

Greek shipping companies accused of faking pollution records

Greek ship owner Evridiki Navigation, manager Liquimar Tankers Management Services, and chief engineer Nikolaos Vastardis have been indicted for failing to keep accurate...

Akpobolokemi

NIMASA: Patrick Akpobolokemi used my letterhead for fake contracts — BDC Operator

A bureau de Change operator, Mohammed Yahaya, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos State how the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)...

Buhari: Why Nigeria, other developing countries are no longer powerful in OPEC

Buhari pledges ‘sweeping offensive’ against drug trafficking 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia said the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained. He also urged Nigerians in diaspora to...

Libya repatriates 164 illegal immigrants to Niger

131 illegal Nigerian migrants to return from Libya today 

Another batch of 131 Nigerians are expected back in the country from Libya today. The returnees, consisting of males, females and toddlers are expected to land in the...

USV Maxlimer may be the first crewless ship to cross Atlantic

USV Maxlimer may be the first crewless ship to cross Atlantic 

Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world’s first transatlantic crossing without a crew. The USV Maxlimer,...

FG mulls increase in VAT, excise duties

Nigeria slams 0.2% levy on goods imported from other African countries 

The Nigerian government on Monday approved a new import levy of 0.2 per cent on goods emanating from other African countries for “sustainable financing of Nigeria’s...