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How the Niger Delta Crisis Spawns Pirate Attacks on the Waterways
Pirate attacks along Nigeria’s waterways is complicated by partisan politics and almost an uphill task to checkmate because of Nigeria’s current fixation with north-south dichotomy and ethnic preferences. In a related development, the four largest container carriers, Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC and Hamburg Sud have snubbed the governments of West Africa in their latest combined statement on anti-piracy efforts by international jurisdictions. Read more.

NPA Dredging project and services
Early in the new millennium, NPA penned joint venture agreements with some foreign technical partners for the management of critical channels into the Nigerian trade, such as Lagos and Port Harcourt, where special purpose vehicles like Lagos Channel Management and Bonny Channel Company were floated. These firms have made it easy for the port industry to cope with the boom of increasing port traffic. In late 2012, approval in principle has been concretized for the floating of yet another channel management company, this time, for the 84-kilometre Calabar port channel. The winner of that bid is Nigerglobal Marine Ventures Ltd. Read more.

With Nordana Line, Comet Shipping Increases Agency Portfolio.
When Nordana Line’s vessel, San Pablo, called at Fivestar Logistics Terminal Lagos and Onne port last month, it was the vessel’s first port call to Nigeria under Comet Shipping Agencies which enlarged its business portfolio. On this trip, San Pablo’s manifest showed that 297 containers, 91 vehicles, and 15 pieces of break bulk cargo would be discharged while about 400 empty containers would be loaded. Read more.

O T Africa Line, Dr Asoma Banda: The Story…

Alhaji Dr. Asoma Banda is the undisputed doyen of African shipping. By the way he managed the acquisition of O T Africa Line (OTAL) in 1985 and subsequently sold it to the Bollore Group in the 1990s just before a crunch, he proved his mettle, made a lot of money and a reputation that is hard to put down. At the end of the day, he ate his cake and still has it, for he remains the chairman of OTAL. Read more.

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) to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify and confirm the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of defined areas as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material. The newsletter said the official text of the bill is not yet available. Read more.


“Customers tell us they want technology with function—technology that helps them improve their productivity and their bottom lines,” says Jim McReynolds, President, Caterpillar Paving Products. “Our ultimate goal is to provide customers with solutions that reduce their owning and operating costs.” Read more



The State of Nigerian Dredges: A New Dredge Repair Yard.

Many dredges being offered by dredge owners for contracts in the Nigerian industry right now are far from healthy. There are stories of dredges being paid for and on mobilization to site, they begin to manifest serious problems of disrepair. For many days or weeks or months, the client cannot have his milestones met because the dredge is down while efforts are being made to buy spare parts or to bring experienced mechanics to perform needed repairs.
Describing this ugly situation, Sir Isaac Chuks, CEO of Funq Tai Engineering Company, summed it up that many “Nigerian dredges work for two hours and spoil for five hours”. Read more.

Other Articles & Interviews:

Mr Pier Luigi Carrodano on his work with Gen. T Y Danjuma's companies and the Chinese sea trade with Nigeria...NEW

Engr Akin Olaniyan on need for NIMASA to return to original mandate and harnessing cabotage trade...NEW

Dr. Wilson Odafe Omene on Niger Delta politics, amnesty programme, Nigerian maritime and local govt, etc....NEW

Capt Adeyemo on River Niger Dredging...

Prof P.C. Nwilo on his assessment of NIWA during sabbatical ...

Mr Nseyeng Ebong on his 8-year tenure as rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron...

Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs as chairman of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, his vision...

Engr Muyiwa Omasebi: The face-off Between NIWA, MMSD and Lagos State Govt.

Otunba K Folarin: The Collapse of Nig. shipping lines.

P.L. Carrodano: How govt can revive Nig. shipping lines.

Sam Epia: The struggles of Nig shipping lines with cargo reservation scheme.

Jeff Gibb: Intricacies of the equipment market in Nigeria.

Environmental Quality Monitoring.

Environment: "How many choppers has DPR got?" - Chief Ogunsiji.

Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo

Role of Surveying in the Dredging Industry

G.B Liman: Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control

Dredging Law: A judgment on the ownership of a sand dredging site by the Court of Appeal.

Dredging Law:
a. Lagos State Attorney General Interpretes state law on sand dredging and stockpile.

b. NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.

c. An Extract Of The Law To Provide For The Regulation Of Waterfront Infrastructure Development In Lagos State.



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