Category: Reports

Still on the ‘hijack’ of Turkish Ship El-Hiblu 1

Still on the ‘hijack’ of Turkish Ship El-Hiblu 1

A few weeks ago, precisely on March 27, 2019, the world was jolted by the report of the “hijacking” of a Turkish ship, El Hiblu1, a cargo ship, in European waters....

Ist Story - pirates

Piracy: The cheery news from IMB

A fortnight ago, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialized department of the International Chamber of Commerce, released its report for the first quarter of...

The sad story of another floating dock

Dry docking is an integral part of shipping business. Ships must be in good shape to crisscross the world’s vast oceans. To ensure that a ship is always seaworthy, the...

Shipowners tag NIMASA industry forecast ‘extremely unrealistic’ 

NIMASA’s ‘basket of incentives’ to ship owners

In a recent interaction with journalists, the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said his agency...

Inland waterways transportation and its saboteurs

Inland waterways transportation and its saboteurs

By Enyeribe Anyanwu The comatose state of inland water transportation remains a sad commentary on present day Nigeria. During the colonial era, inland waterways...

Potential impact of Brexit on the maritime industry 

BREXIT: A time bomb ticking in Wales

There’s an ominous number that keeps coming up in conversations among workers at the port handling the bulk of trade between the U.K. and Ireland: “the 29th.”...

Exploiting Nigeria’s unknown flower, fruit and vegetable export market

While many African countries have yet to realize the potentials in horticultural and vegetable exports, Kenya has positioned itself as a major supplier of both in the...

30,000 tons of cocoa trapped in Apapa gridlock 

Where did the trucks go?

By Enyeribe Anyanwu This was the question on the lips of Lagosians as they woke up Friday morning last week to find that trucks and tankers had suddenly disappeared from...

IDPs, impounded rice and the cycle of wastage 

IDPs, impounded rice and the cycle of wastage 

In 2018, the United Nations classified North East Nigeria as an area at high risk of famine; the major culprit being the violent conflict waged in the region over the...

NIMASA DG Dakuku Peterside

Cabotage fund: 15 years of blame games and still no ships

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) last Monday blamed ship owners for the agency’s failure to disburse the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund...

Customs mobile scanner

Cargo examination and the scanner dilemma

On July 7 2018, truck drivers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO)and Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO),...

Smugglers slay Customs officer in Ogun

Attacks on Customs officials

Shulammite ‘Foyeku, in this report, reviews recent attacks on officials of the Ogun Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service by suspected smugglers.   Just few...