NIMASA, World Maritime Varsity sign MoU to develop maritime industry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and   World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Sweden on Monday in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop human capacity for the industry. NIMASA Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Isichei Osamgbi said Dr Dakuku Peterside, director-general of NIMASA signed on behalf of his organisation, while the President WMU, Mr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry signed for the university. Peterside in his speech after the signing of the MoU, said he led a delegation from Nigeria to Malmo for the purpose of maritime development. He…

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16 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, other commodities

A total of 16 ships laden with various products including petrol are at the Lagos Ports waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday. The NPA disclosed in its daily “Shipping Position” made available n Lagos that 14 of the vessels carrying petrol were waiting to berth. It said another two ships would berth with ethanol and bulk fertiliser. No fewer than 34 other ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected at Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports between April 18 and May…

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12 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, other commodities

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said 12 ships laden with various products, including petrol, are at the Lagos ports waiting to berth. The NPA disclosed this in its daily “Shipping Position” made available in Lagos on Thursday. It said eight of the vessels were laden with petrol, while the remaining four would berth with general cargo, container, oil, and bulk fertiliser. It added that 43 other ships with consignments of petroleum products, food items and other goods were expected at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports between Thursday and April 28.…

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Ondo, NIMASA to develop waterways

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Thursday expressed the readiness of the state government to partner the Nigerian Maritime and Aviation Safety Agency (NIMASA) to develop the waterways in the state. Akeredolu, who made this known in Akure during a courtesy visit to him  by a delegation from NIMASA,  said the waterways could serve as another major  means of travel in Nigeria. He said the waterways in Nigeria had suffered a lot and were mostly clogged with water hyacinth, urging that something could be done to clean them. “When the…

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45 ships laden with fuel, food items, expected at Lagos ports

Forty-five ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and TinCan Island Ports in Lagos from April 11 to April 28, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said in Lagos on Wednesday. A total of 15 of the expected 39 ships would sail in with petrol, it said in a publication made available to in Lagos. According to the NPA, the remaining 30 ships contained bulk wheat, bulk sugar, frozen fish, diesel, ethanol, bulk fertiliser, general cargo and containers laden with goods. Already 14…

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Zoo home for EIGHT black widow spiders found in shipping container in Telford

Eight black widow spiders found in a shipping container in Telford have been rescued by the town’s Exotic Zoo. Scott Adams, from the zoo, received a call from a company which had received the cargo from California. Shocked staff spotted one of the potentially deadly spiders dangling from a web. Scott said: “When we got there we found another one, then another one and by the time we had finished we had managed to get eight. There are two adult females and the rest are juveniles. “The two adults are…

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