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NIMASA DG: how African ports can compete globally

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has listed conditions that will change ports on the African continent to be globally competitive. The conditions, according to Peterside, are investment in world class infrastructure, strengthen Regulatory Frameworks, enhance institutional... More

Nigeria to adopt remote piloted aircraft to easy service delivery

  NIGERIA is set to be among the countries in the world to adopt what is described as unmanned air vehicles or drones for medical service delivery, courier services and other service delivery. The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this during the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Remotely Piloted Aircraft... More

China expands might in Africa with plans in transportation, aviation s...

  As more African students head to Chinese universities, the Asian superpower is ramping up efforts to bring its education and technological know-how to the continent. Quartz reports China is planning to build five universities focused on transportation, as well as a China-Africa aviation school. In addition to that, 500 African civil aviation... More

IATA and Airlines for America Launch Baggage Tracking Campaign

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A), have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent... More

Namibia’s Westair Aviation acquires four ERJ-135s from HOP!

  Namibian passenger charter/ACMI specialist Westair Aviation (Windhoek Eros) has acquired four ERJ-135s from Air France subsidiary HOP!-Régional (YS, Clermont-Ferrand), the first of the type to feature in its growing fleet inventory. According to The Namibian newspaper, the aircraft in question are those which Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek... More

Nigeria Loses N7 Trillion To Insecurity In Waterways Annually – Doga...

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that Nigeria loses about N7 trillion naira annually to insecurity and revenue leakages in her waterways. Dogara also posited that security in Nigeria’s teritorial waters must be strengthened, with the Nigerian Navy and other relevant agencies collaborating to stem... More

Lagos Airport to be certified July 21 – FAAN

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday said the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, would be certified on July 21. Rabiu Yadudu, the Director of Operations, FAAN, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of the Quarterly Breakfast Meeting of the Aviation Roundtable (ART) in Lagos. Yadudu... More

Liberia Gets International Maritime Organization Second Highest Positi...

  Lawrence Dehniah Barchue, Sr., is the International Maritime Organization Assistant Secretary General/Director, Department for Member State Audit and Implementation Support. Following our graduation in 1976 from the College of West Africa in Monrovia, Lawrence Dehniah Barchue, Sr. enrolled at the University of Liberia, where he pursued studies... More

Boost for maritime job prospects in province

  An initiative aimed at equipping unemployed youth with skills and opportunities to secure jobs in the maritime industry was launched in the Eastern Cape yesterday. The Maritime Youth Development Programme (MYDP) was launched by Premier Phumulo Masualle, together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), with the hope of addressing... More

Dakuku Calls for Marine Ecosystem Conservation

  Director, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Dr. Parcy Obatola, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria Jens-Petter Kjemprud and the representative of the Lagos state commissioner for Agriculture, Emmanuel Audu at the Regional... More

AfDB President to make a three-day official visit to Cameroon from 15 ...

  The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, will make an official visit to Yaounde, Cameroon, from 15 to 18 July 2017. During his stay in Cameroon, Adesina will meet with President Paul Biya, key government officials and development partners. This visit aims to strengthen existing ties between Cameroon and... More

Unlocking the hidden potential to drive Africa’s air cargo growt...

  The ‘Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa’ held in Addis Ababa last month reiterated the fact that the continent has tremendous potential waiting to be unlocked. Enhanced investments in technology and infrastructure as well as creating a favourable regulatory environment, will be key drivers for Africa’s air cargo... More

Chad’s flyART outlines proposed operational plans

  flyART Aviation (T2, N’Djamena) is planning to tap into both the regional African market as well as the Chadian hajj charter market, senior manager Hervé Gueusquin has said. Speaking to African Aerospace, Gueusquin said that in terms of Hajj flights, flyART is looking at tapping into the pilgrimage market using either chartered B747s... More

Network Airline Mangement renews MD11F deal

  Network Airline Management (NAM) has renewed its long-standing freighter deal with Western Global Airlines (WGA) covering Africa-Europe operations. Under the terms of the agreement, WGA will continue to operate up to three MD11Fs on behalf of NAM, with operations based in Liege, Belgium. The aircraft support NAM’s operations with Allied Air... More

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Latest News NIMASA DG: how African ports can compete globally

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has listed conditions that will change ports on the African continent to be globally competitive. The conditions, according to Peterside, are investment in world class infrastructure, strengthen Regulatory Frameworks, enhance institutional cooperation, implementation of one-stop portals like the national single window and adequate Investment in human capital. Peterside spoke while delivering a paper on the Significance of Maritime Regulations and Competitiveness of African Ports... More

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