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Editorial

Latest Trends in Nigerian Maritime and Dredging Sectors

The maritime and dredging sectors are in for tremendous change in the current expansion of the Nigerian economy. Sand, the most popular by-product of dredging activities for the wider population is getting scarcer by the day. In Lagos currently, only dredgers with at least two kilometres of pipeline can do meaningful job in most rivers and water bodies of the state. Other operators with smaller machines are being forced to neighbouring Ogun state or to the Niger Delta, with the ripple effect being the rising price of sand. In the alternative, sand barges are beginning to come into greater play for operators who have to scoop sand from mid-stream instead of near the banks.

However, 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.

According to the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Malam Habib Abdullahi, the most feasible solution is in the long term, with the coming into play of the proposed deepsea ports located in Lagos and the southeast axis of the national port system. Due to the signal importance of this issue, we have devoted some space in this edition to ponder the plans, prospects, proposals and profitability of these deepsea ports which many have now recognized as the ultimate game changer for the Nigerian maritime industry.

In that new day of the future port industry, well-to-do residents would look back, while perched on their balconies in luxury waterfront apartments built on the site of the current Apapa port grounds, at the time when big ships used to call at Flour Mill berths or Bull Nose or Tin Can Island port, and discharge cargoes … cargoes that used to cause a hell of a problem on Apapa roads, as trucks and trailers made life difficult for smaller vehicles.

At least, that is the scenario being painted by those in the know of arrangements now being made to take the seaports out to sea.

 

     
             

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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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