Dakuku Peterside, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)
The Nigerian maritime industry is set to receive a major boost as it expects to record a growth of 2.5 – 5 % between 2018 and 2019 with a projected increase in demand for maritime services during the period.
Containers are unloaded from the Hanjin Gdynia cargo ship berthed at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Co.'s efforts to unload vessels in the U.S. while it goes through bankruptcy in South Korea are meeting with complaints from cargo owners and from the companies that service and equip its fleet. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
In a bid to ensure safe and secure shipping on the Nigerian territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has warned all owners of abandoned ships/vessels to urgently remove same from the Nigerian territorial waters on or before April 28 or risk sanctions ranging from forfeiture or removal by the agency at the owner’s expense.
The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has appealed to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) not to relocate its corporate headquarters from Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
A court on Saturday nullified the election of the governor of the oil-rich Rivers state, Nyesome Wike on the grounds of irregularities and ordered a fresh vote within 90 days.