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2 DREDGERS PLUS MULTI-CAT FOR SALE
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Comprising 20-inch DAMEN dredger (3 year-old), 18-inch DAMEN dredger, 1 Minicat, 1 Multicat, 2 kilometeres of pipeline, 2 containers of equipment and spares such as hoses, floaters and ancillary gears.

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Calabar Port, Despite Constraints, Now Beckons.
One may ask why the Calabar channel is seemingly dogged by protracted high-cost capital dredging campaigns instead of the normal downgrade to the cheaper maintenance mode after the first round of capital dredging? The origin of the problem lies with the geographical morphology of the Calabar River itself. According to experts, the catchment arc of the river falls within the heavy rainfall forest region, which records as much as 10 months of rainfall per annum, thereby causing much leaching and erosion on the surrounding land. The run-off water reaches the Calabar River with lots of materials carried into it by tributaries such as Cross River, Great and Little Kwa River and the Mbo River. Again, one may ask how the Cross River State government can tap into the future potential expansion of the Calabar port system? Firstly, it must be noted that recent unverified political statements that the state government has obtained a Euro500 million fund to use in re-developing the port as a deep sea port flies in the face of the reality on the ground, administratively and in terms of commercial viability and profitability. Read more.


Habib’s Two-Year Scorecard: River Port Dredging, Deep-sea Ports and The Promise of NPA’s 25-Year Development 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 effect of this expanding market was reflected by increased throughput at her seaports where 76.9 million tonnes of cargoes were handled in 2013. However, for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the significance of the market expansion is that without sufficient draught at the approach channels and the berths, half of the shipping tonnage (5,185 vessels) that called at the regular Nigerian ports in 2013 and the busy traffic at the crude oil loading terminals would not have made it. Read more.


"Transformation Agenda should be extended to the Shipping and Port Industry" - Musa Danjuma.
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 heirlooms - the Comet Group of Companies. In this interview, he speaks of business prospects and worries in Africa's largest economy. Pointedly however, he laments the decay in infrastructure and amenities which clogs the wheels of portland-to-hinterland flow of cargoes and therefore makes the case for a special transport master plan for Nigeria's busy port cities. Read more.


Nigerian Dredging Activities in Perspective - A Feature Article by Engr. Emma Ibeh.
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 the industry with little or no requisite knowledge and expertise. This has led to heavy loss in terms of finance, capital, man hours and reputation. To reduce this growing disturbing trend and to prepare and empower dredging professionals and new entrepreneurs who intend to invest into dredging as an investment stream, a discourse of this nature is being written to cater for issues associated with handling and managing dredging projects. Read more.

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.

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

Van Oord wins contracts worth €100 million in Brazil and the Bahamas
Van Oord has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas. The Brazilian project involves dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. Read more.

AFRICAN PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT DIGEST

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 complements operator blade control input to achieve finish grades faster and with less operator effort. Read more.

     
         


Venue: Beverly Hills Hotel, Port Harcourt.
River State.

Date: October 14-16, 2015.

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Editorial

Latest Trends in Nigerian Maritime and Dredging Sectors

Our major focus in this edition is the trend of harbor dredging activities which are on an upward tick. It is no longer news that the current stock of river ports in Nigeria are overstretched due to the increase of Nigeria’s economy and the inadequacy of road and rail infrastructure to cope with cargo delivery from the quays. In July, the Apapa-Ijora road was blocked for two straight weeks as all hell was let loose on account of the number of trucks and trailers jostling for the limited road space. Even though the Lagos State Government is fast-tracking road reconstructions, albeit belatedly, there seems to be no solution in the short term.. 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
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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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4TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT REPORTS:
At a Glance!

Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/09/30/nigerian-dredging-summit-exhibition-report/

Maritime Journal: http://www.maritimejournal.com/features/marine-civils/ dredging/nigerian-dredging-summit-addresses-rapid-expansion

Dredging News Online: http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp ?v1=13651

Picture Slide Show of 4th Nigerian Dredging
Summit 2010

     
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