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Shell-Chartered LNG London Attains First Ship-To-Ship Milestone

LNG London has successfully completed its first ship-to-ship bunkering to a cruise vessel in the port of Rotterdam. Belgian inland transportation specialist, Victrol, explained on Monday that the development was attained on October 1, 2020. According to Worldmaritinenews, it was a new milestone for LNG Shipping and LNG London, Europe’s first inland-waterway liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel. The LNG ...

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Bala Usman re-elected Vice Chair, I.M.O Facilitation Committee

………NPA expects 15 ships with petroleum products………., Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has, for the second time, been elected Vice-Chair of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation (FAL) Committee. The latest election took place during the closing of the 44th Session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 44), which held virtually between September 28 and October ...

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Affreightment: NIMASA Sets to Change Terms of Trade for Crude Oil

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to revived efforts to change the Terms of Trade for the affreightment of Nigerian crude oil from Free on Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF). Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos, when he received a delegation from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led ...

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FG Embarks on Feasibility Study for Construction of Shipyard in Brass Island

The Federal Government has embarked on feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State, which would cater for the maintenance and repair services of cargo vessels, oil tankers, and LNG carriers. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, who chaired the kick-off meeting, hinted that the project would be executed by China Harbour ...

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IMO May Crack Down on Ships Using LNG as Fuel

by Abisoye Shola…………… There are strong indications that International Maritime Organisation (IMO) may start cracking down on ships using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as fuel. According to a recent study by IMO LNG methane emissions from shipping transportation is more dangerous to health compared to carbon dioxide emissions from other Fossil fuel. The study showed that methane emissions from ships ...

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Shell Signs Pact with Knutsen and Korea Corporation for Six LNG Carriers

by Shola Abisoye……………… Shell has signed agreement for two tankers each with Knutsen LNG and Korea Line Corporation. This will expand Shell’s fleet with charter deals to six newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. This pact is also with ICBC Financial Leasing and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The 174,000-cbm LNG ships will be built by Hyundai ...

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NPA Frowns Over Movement of 90 Percent Cargoes by Road, Advocates Intermodal System

by Abisoye Shola…………….. The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has frowned over Shipping firms moving 90 percent of their cargoes by road. She said there is the need to recognize the use of intermodal transportation systems in Nigeria. “You can’t have 90% of your cargoes being moved through the road alone; the road will get ...

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Customs Appoints Five Assistant Comptroller’s, Promotes 2,634 Officers

by Musa Ibrahim………………. The Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) has approved the appointment of five Assistant Comptrollers- General (ACG) of Customs and promoted 2,634 Officers. In a statement on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Mr Joseph Attah, explained that the newly appointed ACG of Customs were Mohammed Boyi, Training and Coordination, Adewale Adeniyi, Commandant C&SC Gwagwalada ...

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Minister Warns Newly Inaugurated NPA Board Members Against In-house Squabble

by Musa Ibrahim……. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has warned the newly inaugurated Board Members of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) against in-house squabble with the management of NPA. He charged them not to ever assume the position of the NPA management. The Minister advice is predicated on the common ground of most Board members of parastatals wrestling with ...

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Cold War Between OGFZA and Niger Dock, LADOL Rages On

The cold war between the management of the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA) and some leading operators in the Zones is yet to abate 24 years after the establishement of OGFZA in 1996. Specifically, two major operators Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) and Niger Dock in the Snake Island free zone have continued to stalk the management ...

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