Ships & Ports

Femi Gbajabiamila

Lagos ports at breaking points, says Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Thursday described the two Lagos Port Complexes of Apapa and TinCan Island as “overwhelmed and attained...

Reps committee summons Customs, NNPC, CBN

Reps committee summons Customs, NNPC, CBN

An adhoc committee of the House of Representatives has summoned heads of four government agencies to appear before it on August 19. This followed the ruling of the...

Jail

Court convicts 9 oil thieves in Rivers

Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced nine oil thieves to two years imprisonment for illegal...

Gibraltar detains captain, chief officer of Iranian tanker

Gibraltar moves to free seized Iranian tanker

Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a...

boat mishap

Lagos boat mishap: 2 missing bodies recovered

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Thursday said the bodies of the remaining two victims of the Tuesday boat mishap had been recovered. The incident that...

Olorunnimbe-Mamora

Mamora speaks on delay in Lokoja port project

The outgoing Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Olorunimbe Mamora, has said that the issue of litigation on the site of the...

Maersk moves to replace cargo insurance with new protection solution

Maersk reports ‘solid progress’ in Q2 earnings 

Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller–Maersk reported “solid progress” in the second quarter of 2019 as its Ocean business witnessed continued recovery. Earnings before...

Italy says six EU states will take in migrants on Open Arms ship

Italy says six EU states will take in migrants on Open Arms ship

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants who have been blocked from docking in Italy,...

Spanish authorities stop migrant rescue NGO from Mediterranean operation

Migrant ship can enter Italy’s waters, court rules 

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in...

New PM announces plan to boost Greece’s maritime fortunes 

Greece’s new PM seeks to make Greek flag more attractive

Greece’s newly elected government is determined to make the home flag more attractive to Greek shipowners. Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said “the challenge is...

Plane makes emergency landing on Russian cornfield 

Plane makes emergency landing on Russian cornfield 

Russians hailed a miracle on Thursday after a passenger plane carrying 233 people made an emergency landing in a cornfield on the outskirts of Moscow after striking a...

Gibraltar detains oil supertanker heading to Syria

U.S. bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

The United States applied on Thursday to seize an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar, halting its expected release at the last minute and preventing a possible swap for...

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