Maersk Line is introducing instant booking confirmation for containers akin to a passenger booking an airline ticket online. In what is an industry first, Maersk will provide confirmation of a container booking in seconds compared to waiting times of up to two hours in the past. With the solution, Maersk customers get visibility of sailing…

French container shipping company CMA CGM is implementing low sulphur surcharge from/to the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in China from November 15, 2018. The 0.5% sulphur limit has been applicable to the ports since October 1, 2018. According to CMA CGM, the move comes in an effort “to ensure the sustainability and reliability of…

When it comes to the future of its oil industry, Nigeria is looking miles out to sea. By early next year, the largest offshore production vessel ever delivered to Nigeria will start pumping crude from a deposit deep beneath the seabed, boosting the West African country’s oil output by about 10 percent. The project, viewed…

he Managing Director Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the total commitment of the Authority to achieve the ISO 9001 & OHSAS 18001 certification and compliant especially in its Harbours Services, with a view to accelerating efficiency in the system. She has therefore issued a 90 (Ninety) day marching order to the…