Volume 6, Issue 117
13th January, 2020.


To become the premier marine logistics and charter services company in Nigeria, and a leading and internationally recognized marine services provider in West Africa.


NPA begins payment of severance benefits to dockworkers

After initial hiccups, the much-expected payment of severance benefits to disengaged tally clerks and on-board security men started on Monday at the Nigerian Ports Authority sports complex in Surulere, Lagos.

The payment, which has suffered initial delay owing to verification of beneficiaries by their stevedoring contractors, however ,began without hitches under the supervision of the NPA, as well as the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, led by its President General,Adewale Adeyanju.

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We have triggered economic growth, typified Change – NIMASA DG

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said the Agency’s regulatory and promotional activities have been a major economic stimulus for the country, especially in the last one year. Dakuku stated this at the weekend in Lagos during a world press conference ahead of NIMASA’s Annual Corporate Dinner and Awards ceremony.


He said the Agency had symbolised change, declaring, “No organisation in the country currently typifies change more than NIMASA.”

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The brave women fighting Boko Haram in Nigeria


 Boko Haram killed the two most important people in Komi Kaje's life within two days.

In November 2015, Komi Akaji, her 46-year-old brother, was shot dead by Boko Haram fighters. 

"There were seven students killed. When I got there, I saw he was shot twice in the head," Kaje said.

The days of mourning followed according to tradition. Kaje was broken but Peter Adam, her 35-year-old boyfriend, provided some relief. On a Saturday afternoon, Adam observed mourning rites with Kaje's family and shared lunch with her.

Nigeria’s huge maritime potential remain untapped

Nigeria, among some other nations, has not fully tapped the potential of its maritime resources that is capable of engendering the desired growth and wealth creation.

Chairman, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic (LADOL), Ladi Jadesimi, who spoke at the 2019 Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Annual Stakeholders Appreciation Night, noted that the sector holds the key to sustainable economic development when its potential are adequately harnessed and nurtured.

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Cruise ships avoid Australia’s Port of Eden amid raging bush fires 

Operations at the Australian small seaport of Eden have been impacted by the major bush fires raging across the South Coast region of New South Wales, threatening the area.

Two passenger ships that were scheduled to call at the port over the past week canceled their visits as they sought to minimize the risk to their passengers’ safety, GAC Australia said.

Port of Eden is the southernmost deepwater harbor in NSW and is situated equidistant between Sydney and Melbourne.

The port hosts three wharves: a privately owned woodchip terminal, multi-user Navy wharfs, and the breakwater wharf. The major users of the port are the Royal Australian Navy, wood chippers, cargo ships for logs and cruise ships.

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World’s largest LNG bunker vessel completes sea trials

A giant LNG bunker vessel, which will be operated by French energy giant Total and owned by Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), has completed sea trials in China, according to an official from Bureau Veritas. 

The 18,600 cbm newbuilding, described as the world’s largest vessel of this type, is currently under construction at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding’s shipyard near Shanghai. 

Slated for delivery in the second quarter of this year, the LNG bunker vessel will be named Gas Agility, data provided by VesselsValue shows. The 135.5-meter-long vessel will operate in Northern Europe where it will supply LNG to commercial ships including CMA CGM’s nine ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) for a period of at least ten years.

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