The seeming out of control cyber criminals are currently taking their unwholesome craft to the shipping industry, and in the process, exposing vessels to cyber risks. In a frantic bid to beat them in their nasty enterprise, the existing safety management systems in ships are being broadened to appropriately address cyber attacks.
The Federal Government on Monday affirmed its commitment toward reducing cost of shipping to boost trade in Africa.
As the global shipping industry strives to reduce its impact on the environment with innovative solutions like battery-operated vessels, wind-powered ships and carbon-neutral shipping, green shipping is emerging as the key trend changer of the industry.
Naval chiefs in West Africa have upheld their commitment to the ECOWAS Integrated Maritime Strategy (EIMS) as part of measures to secure the region’s maritime space and sections which provides for the establishment of Maritime Zones E, F and G as well as all the adopted Acts on maritime security.
Morocco, Egypt and South Africa have left Nigeria far behind as countries in Africa with best-connected sea ports. In West Africa, where Nigeria is the big brother, the region has relatively low connectivity because it does not lie at the crossroads of major North-South or East-West shipping routes.