Building up Nigeria’s shipping sector

Building up Nigeria’s shipping sector

Since the crash in oil prices in 2014, the Nigerian Government has been pushing to diversify its economy. The prolonged slump, combined with conflict in the oil-producing Niger Delta region, caused Africa’s largest economy to enter a major recession – something its administration is keen to avoid happening again.

Singapore: New research centre to boost maritime sector's competitiveness

New research centre to boost maritime sector's competitiveness
Jun 30, 2018 https://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/new-research-cen...

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) are setting up an $18 million research centre to help Singapore's maritime and port industries develop innovative capabilities, and enhance their global competitiveness.

Ocean economy offers UK a trillion pound opportunity in undiscovered gold and precious metals

Ocean economy offers UK a trillion pound opportunity in undiscovered gold and precious metals
David Dingle 29 June 2018 https://twitter.com/MaritimeUK/status/1012792558358065152?cn=ZmxleGlibGV...

As much as 95 per cent of the world’s oceans and 99 per cent of the ocean floor remain unexplored. We have yet to identify around two-thirds of all marine life. We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about our ocean floor.

State plans wage council for seamen, says Karigithu

State plans wage council for seamen, says Karigithu
June 26, 2018 https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/shipping/State-plans-wage-...

The government will establish a wage standard council and regulations for Kenyan seafarers to improve their working conditions.

Somalia: Maritime Industry Releases BMP5 and Global Counter Piracy Guidance

Somalia: Maritime Industry Releases BMP5 and Global Counter Piracy Guidance
28 June 2018

EU NAVFOR welcomes the announcement of the publication of BMP5. In addition we welcome the launch of Global Counter Piracy Guidance. These documents have and will continue to contribute to the security and safety of merchant shipping transiting the High Risk Areas off the Horn of Africa.

BMP5 continues to strongly encourage shipping operators to register their transits with EU NAVFOR MSCHOA and to follow the self-protection advice contained within BMP5.

Suspects Named in Indonesian Ferry Sinking

Suspects Named in Indonesian Ferry Sinking
018-06-26 https://maritime-executive.com/article/suspects-named-in-indonesian-ferr...

Police in North Sumatra, Indonesia have named four suspects in the fatal sinking of the ferry Sinar Bangun on Lake Toba last week, which left three dead and over 150 missing.

Libyan Coast Guard: 100 migrants may have drowned off Tripoli

Libyan Coast Guard: 100 migrants may have drowned off Tripoli
29/06/18 https://safety4sea.com/libyan-coast-guard-100-migrants-may-have-drowned-...

About 100 people have reportedly drowned from a migrant boat off Libya’s western coast, Libyan Coast Guard informed. Libya's Coast Guard gathered 14 survivors from the boat east of Tripoli.

Global seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea enhanced with new leadership

Global seafarers’ charity enhanced with new leadership
28 June 2018 received via email

A barrister and a former ship’s captain turned diplomat have been appointed as new trustees of Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).

Its new chair is Simon O’Toole, a barrister and a governing bencher of the Inner Temple in London, who has extensive experience of working with the voluntary sector in education and outreach.

India: Seafarers on hunger strike, seek pension, increase in wages

India: Seafarers on hunger strike, seek pension, increase in wages
28/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/india-seafarers-on-hunger-strike-se...

A few hundred seafarers began an indefinite hunger strike at several ports across the country on Monday demanding pension and increase in minimum wages. In Mumbai, the group is protesting at outside the office of the director general (Shipping) in Kanjurmarg.

Iran not worried about foreign shipping, liner companies leaving ports

Iran not worried about foreign shipping, liner companies leaving ports
8/06/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/iran-not-worried-about-foreign-ship...

The Iranian government is not concerned about foreign shipping and liner companies’ potential cease of operations at Iran’s ports due to the threat of new US sanctions, the managing director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization said.

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