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Problem with Cabotage not the law, but NIMASA’s unseriousness, inaction—Akabogu

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Barely three days after the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), unveiled a new compliance strategy for implementation of the 14-year old moribond Cabotage Law, maritime lawyer and Principal Partner of Akabogu & Associates, Mr. Emeka Akabogu has picked holes in the activities of the agency. In an interview, he said “the failure of the cabotage implementation up till ...

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Two years after, NIMASA mulls Cabotage compliance strategy

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

More than two years of his appointment, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has introduced New NIMASA Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) towards the actualization of a successful coastal and inland trade regime. This seems to be coming barely two day after Business Hilights had published a report titled: “Stakeholders’ want Peterside to ...

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MAN, NNPC partner to build capacity of seafarers

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The management of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, and executives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other major oil exploration firms in the country have sealed an agreement for the training of seafarers from the Niger Delta States. The flag-off ceremony of the training which was held in the Cadets’ Smoke Room of the Academy also ...

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Too many talks without action on sea piracy, other marine crimes worry stakeholders

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Africa and mainly Nigerian stakeholders in shipping and maritime business have expressed worry over what they described as too much preparation to fight piracy and other criminalities at seas without any real action for some time now. To experts, proposals for actions on serious maritime issues seem to have taken more time that should be used for implementation while more ...

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2 months after, NIMASA begins 24 hrs issuance of Debit Notes to agents

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Barely two months after the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. It will be recalled that the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo had in May, ...

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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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