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NIMASA steps up collaboration with agencies for early takeoff of maritime Varsity

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

After period of palpable objection, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has started working closely with some Agencies of Government at both Federal and State levels to ensure that academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) commence next academic session at the site in Delta State. The desire to fully support NMU was made public by the ...

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As Egina FPSO sails to Nigeria in August, hope rises on oil earnings

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Just as the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel currently under construction in Geoje, South Korea, will begin its homeward sail to Nigeria in August, industry experts have started looking at what it add to the economy on delivery. According to oil industry experts, the scheme will among other things create jobs and boost crude oil ...

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NIMASA set to seal MoU deal with Ghana to grow regional maritime industry

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to provide support to the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) through a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The areas being considered for the MoU are; regular knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer, capacity building initiatives and Cabotage implementation/enforcement processes. Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside made this ...

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Nigeria’s Egina FPSO nearing delivery in Korea, to arrive August—NIMASA DG

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Feelers from the fabrication site of the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) scheme in Geoje, South Korea have indicated that finishing touches is being given to the platform and it will be home come August this year. Business Hilights recalls that the FPSO is being developed for deployment in the Egina oil field, located 150km off ...

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NPA, Customs join forces to speed up Executive Order in Nigerian Ports

The combined authorities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday in Apapa sealed a new pact to drive the Executive Order issued by the Acting President on ease of doing business as it concerns the Nigerian ports. Part of the deal was to drive the co-operation and collaboration of all relevant approved Agencies and ...

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Come and invest in Nigerian maritime industry, NIMASA tells Europeans

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Africa is ready to engage on equal terms with the rest of the world in the area of maritime businesses; hence Nigeria is ready to welcome investors. Dakuku who made this known at the Nor-Shipping 2017 event holding at Lillstrome, Norway from ...

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NIMASA’s 2017 budget gave priority to capacity development—DG

NIMASA Capacity

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the expected 2017 budget gave priority to capacity development, particularly acquisition of sea-time by graduates of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP). Business Hilights recalls that the NSDP project was floated by NIMASA in 2008 to curb the dearth of trained and ...

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Confusion over which ministry should fix Ports access roads delaying repairs—Amaechi

Port access road Coconut

A clear picture of what has been frustrating the take off of reconstruction works on the failed Apapa ports access road had been made public by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Speaking as a guest of honour at the ‘Government Meets Business Forum’ of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Lagos on Wednesday, he revealed that what has been ...

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Asoluka expresses worry over delays by NIMASA in removing wrecked vessels

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Former Chairman of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Dr. Chris Asoluka has called the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to take the issue of wreck removal seriously, saying it’s long overdue. Answering questions on the needed reforms in the nation’s maritime sector to move forward, he averred that NIMASA had ...

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NPA, NIMASA forge strong synergy to grow ease of doing business at Rivers Ports

Hadiza Usman, NPA

The Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Mr. A. G. Umar has assured cordial relationship between the Port and agencies, and NIMASA in particular. This played out when Umar paid a courtesy visit to the Port Service Comptroller of NIMASA, Mr. Umar Dachia. He observed that since he took over, he has never received any complain of delay on ship ...

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