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World’s longest sea bridge opens, connecting Hong Kong, Macau

Yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated the world’s longest sea bridge to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, stretching across the Pearl River Delta. The opening culminated the US$15.3 billion project has been underway since December 2009. The 34-mile span shortens the travel time between the two regions from 3.5 hours to

Tourist boat owners move to ease water transport

The Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transport of Nigeria has affected plans to ease the movement of passengers through the waterways by constructing barges that will be able to carry three or more vehicles across the water in Lagos. According to the group, this was done in response to

Lagos embarks on safety, simulation campaign to prevent death toll on its waterways

Commercial transportation by boat Lagos - Lagos State Waterway Authority (LASWA) has rolled out a safety campaign around all Lagos jetties, in a bid to cushion the incessant boat mishaps on its waterways as recorded in recent times. On Sunday, August 20, in Ilashe area of Lagos State, nine persons were confirmed dead in a

Freight Companies Scramble to Reroute Goods in Wake of Harvey

Trucking fleets, railroads and shipping lines are rerouting cargo and setting up alternate supply lines as Tropical Storm Harvey promises to disrupt freight traffic across southeast Texas for days. Seaports in Houston and Corpus Christi have been closed to most ships since before Harvey made landfall Friday, and rising waters from days of heavy rains and

Nigeria to ban carbon-monoxide emitting Vessels

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), said it would put a stop to vessels with a high amount of sulphur in the fuel that allows for emission of carbon monoxide into the air from calling at the nation’s seaports. Mr. Dakuku Peterside, the NIMASA Director-General, disclosed this at a

Lagos shuts down logistics for Saturday LG election

....Restriction to last for 8 hours Nigeria.  The Government of Lagos State of Nigeria on Sunday announced that it will restrict movement of persons in the state for 6 hours for its local government election, holding on July 22, 2017, from 7 am to 2 pm. The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr.

Over 35 migrants feared drowned off Libya coast

          Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank on Saturday off the Libyan coast, the coastguard said. Eighty-five migrants, including 18 women, were rescued with the help of fishermen who alerted the coastguard, said Issa al-Zarrouk, a coastguard official in Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east