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WACT Lifts Onne Port in Port Harcourt with $10m Facility Upgrade

Onne Port, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10 million (N3.6billion) for the discharge of cargoes at the terminal. This followed the increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes because of the traffic

Dockworkers’ industrial action cripples activities at Lagos ports as negotiation continues

Commercial activities at the Lagos Port Complex remain crippled by the ongoing industrial action embarked on by members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) over non-payment of wages and bonus by the management of international oil companies. The strike was embarked on at the instance of the executive

Carriers consider ordering mega containerships

  Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming and COSCO all are said to be weighing new ship orders.   Evergreen and COSCO, along with COSCO affiliate OOCL and CMA CGM, are all members of the Ocean Alliance; Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming and Ocean Network Express are members of THE Alliance. The Danish website ShippingWatch said it had “market sources

California port drivers, warehouse workers strike

Action targets XPO Logistics and NFI Industries operations over a wide area of Southern California.   Drayage truck drivers, warehouse workers and their supporters are participating in protests around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and other locations in Southern California Monday aimed at ending what they say is exploitation

Nigerian Owned Vessels On Cabotage Register Up 33%

There has been an increase in the number of wholly Nigerian owned vessels on the Nigerian Cabotage register following the renewed drive by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to reverse what hitherto obtains in the maritime industry. Director General of the agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who disclosed this

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