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Intels Regains Service Boat Contract in Lagos Pilotage District

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has extended the Service Boat Operations contract it had with Intels Nigeria Limited with immediate effective, according to a letter dated 30th November 2023 and sighted by…

IMO, Germany Sign €2m Pact against Insecurity in West, Central Africa

The International Maritime Organization, IMO, has signed a €2 million agreement with Germany to boost implementation of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC), under which countries in West and Central…

The Green Shipping Conference

 TARGET AUDIENCE For Environmental Officers, Incident Officers, Port and Terminal Workers, Line Managers, Port Concessionaires, Ship Owners, Shipping Lines, and Ship Agents, IOCs, Oil and Gas Field and Desk Officers. Date: February 12th – 16th, 2024 Place: Josto Apartments and Suites Near Next Cash ‘n’  Carry Kado FCT AbujaTime:…

NAMM Honours Effedua, Carrodano, with Fellowship Awards

The Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) on Monday conferred Honourary Fellowship awards on the Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd) and the immediate…

Colombia Stops Largest Semi-Submersible Loaded With $100M of Cocaine

The Colombian Navy in a joint operation with the Air Force is reporting the capture of the largest semi-submersible in the 30 years it has encountered these low profile vessels…

Nigeria’s Anti-Piracy, Deep Blue Economy Beckons NIMASA’s  Promised Brighter Maritime Future in the Gulf of Guinea

By Edmund Chilaka Introduction The Monjasa Reformer incident off the coast of Guinea last week refocused global maritime attention on the Gulf of Guinea and its recent commendable 30-year low…

Stepping on Toes: Intels, Channel Management Contracts, Dominate Bala Usman’s NPA Problems in New Book

Edmund Chilaka The former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, last week released her new book, Stepping on Toes: My Odyssey at the Nigerian Ports…

Hijacked Tanker ‘Success 9’ found in Ivory Coast, 20 Crew Safe

The hijacked Singapore-registered oil tanker, Success 9, has been recovered and escorted to Abidjan port in Ivory Coast last Saturday, five days after it was captured by pirates, approximately 300 nautical miles south…

Pirates Board Monjasa Reformer in Gulf of Guinea

The relative calm in the Gulf of Guinea appears to have been broken with reports of an ongoing incident with unknown boarders attempting to seize control of a product tanker…

MSC takes delivery of World’s Largest Box Ship

The world’s largest container shipping line, MSC, has taken delivery of the new world’s largest box ship, in terms of capacity, the 24,346 teu scrubber-fitted MSC Irina, according to The…