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NIMASA denies granting waivers to foreign shipping firms

NIMASA denies granting waivers to foreign shipping firms

Business
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has dismissed as false, allegations that it has been granting waivers to shipping firms. It also refuted allegations of preferential treatment of foreign shipping companies in the shipment of petroleum products. The Director-General, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, made the clarifications during an investigative hearing titled ‘Urgent need to ensure strict compliance with statutory regulations and provisions regarding the Nigerian diving sector’, organised by the Senate Committee on Local Content. The Ship Owners Association of Nigeria had petitioned the Senate, asking it to intervene in what the association described as ‘unfavourable treatment and injustice’ towards indigenous shipping companies, which gave undue advantage to their ...
‘Cabotage law review passes first reading’

‘Cabotage law review passes first reading’

Maritime
The House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has disclosed that the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act Amendment Bill has gone through first reading. Chairman of the committee, Lynda Ikpeazu, who made this known during an oversight visit to NIMASA, said the proposed amendment would reflect contemporary issues that would be beneficial to indigenous ship owners. She said: “A more responsive Cabotage law will stimulate opportunities and policies for giving seafarers jobs and improve on shipbuilding capacity.” Ikpeazu expressed confidence in the current management of NIMASA led by the Director-General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh. He said: “The Director-General has laid a good foundation for the committee and we are here to monitor the activit...