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INTELS free to re apply for cancelled contract … NPA

INTELS free to re apply for cancelled contract … NPA

Port News
There are strong indications that INTELS Nig Ltd might be given yet another opportunity to bid for the lucrative pilotage contract cancelled last week by the Hadiza Usman led management of the Nigerian Ports Authority. Shipping World has learnt on good authority that INTELS bid , like others, would be considered on its merit after a thorough appraisal of all bids. Nigerian Ports Authority General Manager Corporate Communication and Strategy , Mr Abdullahi Goje , who confirmed this development exclusively to Shipping World however maintained that no special concession would be given to the Logistics giants. Said Goje in an SMS: ' It is a whole process which has to be discussed and addressed by management '. Ms Hadiza NPA's  helmswoman, had over the week end responded to claims that IN...
124 Broken Ships Dumped on South Asia’s Beaches in Q3 – NGO Report

124 Broken Ships Dumped on South Asia’s Beaches in Q3 – NGO Report

Education, Law
Some 124 ships out of 227 ships broken in the third quarter of 2017 ended up on beaches in South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking, the latest report from NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. A total of 42 ships were sent for demolition to Turkey, 35 to China, and 26 were scrapped in the rest of the world. Shipowners continue to sell their tonnage to infamous beaching yards in South Asia as it brings in more money. As explained by the Platform, there is little or no investments in proper infrastructure to contain pollutants and ensure safe working conditions, the proper disposal of hazardous wastes is overlooked, and migrant workers are exploited. Moreover, the prices offered for ships this third quarter have been high in South Asia, especially when compared to the figures of the firs...
Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Business, Port News
The recent decision by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to increase its port charges may not have gone down well with the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. A source close to the Ministry of Transport told SHIPPING DAY that the Ministry is particularly concerned that the increase has led to a similar increase on port charges by some shipping companies. It was gathered that the Minister was informed by officials that the increase was done by NPA without notifying the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the Ports Economic Regulator. Our source said that the Council had drawn the attention of the Ministry to the decision of the NPA, expressing worry that the review had prompted some shipping companies to also raise their tariff. According to the source, the Cou...