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Editorial


The Hardest Year So Far, Who Knows about 2017!


The possibility is very high that 2016 will go down in history as the hardest year so far for dredging companies operating in Nigeria. This fate is obviously more intense for majority of the Nigerian dredging outfits whose combined experience in the industry is less than twenty years. As for the big European dredging multinationals such as Dredging International, Nigerian Westminster Dredging and Marine (Boskalis), Jan de Nul, Van Oord and Royal Haskoning, the impact of the bad times was also palpable. Many indications abound about their cut-back of hitherto routine and non-core expenditure. For all the dredging firms, local and multinational, the signs of the depression are not far-fetched at all.
The causes of the drag in the sector are also clear as daylight. Dredging services are mostly a derived demand. The oil and gas sector, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) contracted by 17.48% while the non-oil sector contracted by 0.38%. When the oil-and-gas-based mono-crop economy is in such dwindle, the repercussions come with a domino-effect on the rest of the sectors. It is worse when that dwindle was partly actuated by incompetent political leadership and a rumble amongst the host communities, as Nigeria experienced with the breakage of oil installations in the Niger Delta region. Dredging activities in the area, which account for not less than 60% of the sub-sector in Nigeria, were short-circuited by the collateral effect of this political overflow.
In Lagos, the year began with a presumptive order by the Lagos State Government that dredging activities all over the state were banned forthwith. When it convened a meeting at the State Secretariat Complex Alausa shortly after, the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development (MWID) clarified that many operators were yet to renew their licenses and meet other fiscal and tax obligations for their continued operation in the state. Nevertheless, the so-called blanket ban went a long way to cast a gloomy pall on the entire state’s sand-mining industry, which forms the base of all activities in the sector.
Going forward, the outlook for 2017 is uncertain. The IMF has announced a contraction of about 1.7% of the Nigerian economy in the new year, whereas the federal government is looking to borrow nearly $30 billion to recover from recession. In this edition, we have covered how NIMASA, the apex regulatory agency in the maritime industry is retooling its core mandates to achieve better performance. Also, we have focused on why Nigerian ports are losing business to sister ports in the sub-region due to rusty customs procedures and poor port administration. Dredging activities would do better with improved leadership and administrative sagacity in these areas.

               
         

 
                     
         

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
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