• Tue. Jun 15th, 2021

Pioneers of Nigerian Dredging

BY EDMUND CHILAKA Introduction The origins of mechanized indigenous dredging activities in Nigeria has largely remained a guesswork despite the steady growth and advancement of the practice by Nigerians. As…

African Plants and Equipment

The New Cat D6K2 Track-Type Tractor The new Cat D6K2 Track-Type Tractor delivers superior finish grading performance and improved fuel efficiency. The new Stable Blade Control feature utilizes technology that…

International Dredging Briefs

US Bill introduced regarding discharge of dredged material Bryant’s Maritime News, which is produced by Bryant’s Maritime Consulting, reports that US Senator Manchin (D-WV) has introduced a bill (S. 830)…

OT Africa Line and Dr Banda: The Story…

“I was the first person to bring in a Ro-Ro into Africa…” – Alhaji Asoma Banda. Alhaji Dr. Asoma Banda is the undisputed doyen of African shipping. By the way…

Niger Delta Pirate Attacks

By Edmund Chilaka Pirate attacks along Nigeria’s waterways predate colonial times. The type of depredations now prevailing in Nigerian waters, and especially in the Niger Delta, is one of the…

Nigerian Dredging Activities in Perspective

By Engr. Emma Ibeh. Introduction With the recent revolution in the indigenous dredging industry and the associated mass exodus, recent survey has shown that many firms and investors have entered…

Musa Danjuma: Transforming the Port Industry

Chief Musa Danjuma does not need introduction. As the younger brother of retired General T. Y. Danjuma, he was entrusted with supervising the growth and expansion of the first family…

Habib and NPA’s 25-Year Dev Master Plan

When Nigeria’s economy was rebased in 2013, she became the largest market in Africa with the biggest GDP of N80.22 trillion (about $510 billion). As an import dependent nation, the…

Calabar Port, Despite Constraints, Now Beckons

By Edmund Chilaka, Ph.D. A view of activities at Calabar Port from midstream The Calabar Port was constructed and commissioned in 1978 as part of measures to address the shortage…

DESOPADEC and Sinking Itsekiri towns

The acquisition of a dredger by DESOPADEC was expected to resettle thousands of members of the ethnic groups who fled their homes in the aftermath of the Ijaw/Itsekiri crisis. Shola…