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Perception management: NIMASA on a journey to re-brand for transparency, performance- Peterside

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the agency is on a journey to changing years of negative brand perception adduced to NIMASA to a corrupt-free and functional maritime regulatory agency in line with the Change Agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. A statement ...

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Human Capacity Development: Peterside tasks shipowners to place maritime cadets on board

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has tasked ship-owners especially the indigenous operators to place maritime cadets on board so as to aid human capacity development in the maritime sector, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. He said this at a one-day programme organised recently in Lagos by Platform Communications, with the theme ...

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New Pipelines to Ease Qingdao Port Congestion

A group of Chinese companies plans to build new pipeline and storage facilities in eastern Shandong province, the hub for the country’s independent refineries, providing much-needed infrastructure as crude oil imports into the region surge. Shandong, home to nearly 20 independent oil plants nicknamed “teapots” due to their relatively small processing capacity, posted a 65 percent increase in crude imports ...

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Peterside calls for formation of Vertical and Horizontal Strategic alliances to develop maritime sector

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that formation of vertical and horizontal strategic alliances among players in the maritime sector are required to aid the development of the industry, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. A statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from a World-renowned First-rate Public Relations Professional and ...

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Cylindrical FPSO Being Tested for Gulf of Mexico

  Model scale testing of Sevan Marine’s cylindrical FPSO hull is underway for application in the Gulf of Mexico’s ultra-deep water. The research is being conducted under a program organized by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Doris Inc., Sevan Marine and the Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC) at Texas A&M University. The model tests at OTRC ...

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Shell Announces 2,200 More Layoffs

Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it will be cutting an additional 2,200 jobs – over and above the layoffs previously planned as part of its merger with BG Group. The oil major laid off 7,500 of its staff last year and already planned to reduce head count by 2,800 more following the merger. The new announcement brings the total ...

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More Migrant Deaths, Call for Global Plan

  A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead. Photographs show the blue fishing boat rocking violently before capsizing, sending migrants tumbling into the sea. Some then climbed onto the hull of the overturned vessel, while others swam for ...

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Putin Heads for Greece, Discusses Energy

Russia and the European Union need to build a ‘an equal and fair dialogue’ as partners to overcome their differences, President Vladimir Putin said in an article published in a Greek newspaper on Thursday on an eve of a visit to the country. Western financial sanctions were imposed on Moscow in 2014 over its role in the Ukraine conflict, where ...

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Royal Caribbean Orders Three Ships

Royal Caribbean Cruises has ordered a fifth Oasis-class ship from STX France for delivery in the Spring of 2021. The firm has also ordered two additional Edge-class ships for Celebrity Cruises scheduled for delivery in the Fall of each of 2021 and 2022, also from STX France. The Oasis class are currently the world’s largest passenger ships and include Oasis ...

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Crowley Invests in Puerto Rico Terminal Improvements

Crowley Puerto Rico announced Monday that it will be making an additional $21 million in infrastructure improvements at its port terminal at Isla Grande in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The scope of work includes expanded capacity for reefer containers, 15 acres of paving for container stacking, a new electrical substation for powering cranes, a seven lane terminal exit gate and ...

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