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NPA CEO Commends APM Terminals’ N33.6 Billion Investment

by Musa Ibrahim……. The Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has commended, the management of APM Terminals for the new $80 million about N33.6 billion investment. She said it the Federal government enabling environment that has continued to encourage new investment in the maritime sector even in the midst of the current global economic crisis occasioned by ...

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NPA Suspends all Demurrage Charges

As a result of the recent lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, April 12, 2020, the management of  Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has directed all Terminal operators to extend the suspension of all applicable terminal storage fees on consignments(demurrage)for another fourteen days effective April 13, 2020.  A statement issued by Jatto A Adams, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic ...

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OMSL Rescues Chinese Vessel from Pirate Attack

Ocean Marine Solutions Limited, OMSL, an indigenous company, which provides maritime, oil and security solutions, has saved Nigeria from what would have been a monumental international embarrassment. Information obtainedfrom the website of Fleetmon, builders of the world’s first public vessel data collection, has it that a general cargo ship, the Hungarian Glory, managed by Tianjin Xinhai International Ship Management was attacked ...

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Kaduna Trade Fair: NPA Boss Seeks Trade Integrations

The Nigerian Ports Authority Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman has said that Nigeria is blessed with enormous resources in such a way that trade and economic integration can promote development.    She stated this at the symposium to mark NPA Special Day at the just concluded 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair. Usman, who was represented by Hassan Danjuma, General Manager of ...

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ExxonMobil, Firm Seal $406m LNG Deal

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s subsidiary, SeaRiver Maritime has concluded $406.2million two new LNG carriers deal. According to the company, each of the LNG carriers would be deployed on a 15-year charter contract to serve the transportation needs of ExxonMobil’s worldwide LNG portfolio. “The addition of these two vessels will help us build a competitive LNG value chain as ExxonMobil continues to ...

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Women should Show Strength of Character to attract High Portfolio in Government- Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has urged the women in maritime industry to show strength of character instead of campaigning against gender inequality as a factor in getting government appointment. The Minister held that only competence and character can make women go far and even better than their male counterpart.   In his keynote address at the ...

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NPA Boss Seeks More Rail, Seaport Synergy

No country should contemplate establishing Seaport without the complement of adequate Rail Transportation, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has said.  Speaking at the West Africa Rail Revolution Conference in Lagos on Monday,  Bala Usman said: “The truth is that a substantial part of the challenges that we face in the optimization of the ports in Lagos ...

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Mamora, others advocate NIWA, LASWA collaboration, for sustained waterways economy, Lagos development

The Managing Director, National Inland Waterways (NIWA), Sen. Olurunnimbe Mamora yesterday called for collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Governments, to harness the huge economic opportunities of the state coastlines. Mamora made call at the 4th Lagos Traffic Radio Lecture series in Lagos, while speaking on the theme: “Lagos Beyond Roads; the Intermodal Transport Option”, noting that Lagos has ...

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