Transport

Air Peace to begin Akure flights on Aug. 11

A Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, will on Aug. 11 begin scheduled commercial flight operations to the Akure Airport in Ondo.

Osoba faults Senate’s allegation on missing ships against NPA

The former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, has disclosed that some entrenched interests are behind the allegations that 282 vessels got missing under the watch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between 2010 and 2016 by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff.

NAAPE threatens strike over Aero’s non-payment of ex-workers

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has threatened to embark on nationwide strike over the non-payment of redundancy benefits to workers that were laid off from Aero Contractors.

Arik faces maintenance challenges over paucity of funds

Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air, is facing maintenance and safety challenges as it has failed to ferry its aircraft that are due for various categories of checks overseas for maintenance.

Bird strike forces Medview Airline to abort flight at Ilorin airport

A Saudi-bound flight operated by Medview Airline was on Saturday night aborted at the Ilorin Airport due to bird strike.

Nigeria does not need national carrier – Med-View chief

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has advised the Federal Government to privatise existing 27 airports in the country, adding that Nigeria does not need a national carrier.

Operator laments inadequate infrastructure in maritime industry

Dr Taiwo Afolabi, the Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, has urged the Federal Government to provide solutions to the huge infrastructure deficit in the maritime sector.

NIMASA introduces new cabotage policy

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it had introduced new Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) for a successful coastal and inland trade regime.

VW to offer incentives for switch to cleaner models

Volkswagen (VW) says it will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to cut pollution.

South African Airways says needs $976m bailout to avert crisis

South Africa’s state-owned airliner says it will face a liquidity crisis if it does not receive a 13 billion rand (976 million dollars) cash injection from the Treasury to meet its debt obligations and cover operating costs, it said on Friday.

Toyota seeks stronger alliance with Mazda

Toyota said Friday it would discuss strengthening its partnership with Mazda as reports said they were close to a deal on a capital tie-up and building a $1.6 billion factory in the United States.

Bus Rapid Transit to reduce bus fares in Lagos

Operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, Primero Transport Services Limited, is set to slash the current flat rate of bus fares from Ikorodu to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).

Bus conductors in uniform will guarantee commuters’ safety – Amaechi

The introduction of uniforms for bus conductors will ensure safety and bring more development to the nation’s transport sector, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Airlines record increase in traffic, passengers in June – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines recorded remarkable growth in traffic, capacity and load factor in June.

Lagos ports get 24-hr emergency clinic

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday inaugurated a 24-hour emergency clinic in Lagos ports to give optimal attention to health needs of its workers and stakeholders.

Tin-Can Port revenue up in spite of low cargo traffic – controller

Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, the Area Controller in Tin-Can Island Customs Command, said on Thursday that training and re-training of Customs personnel had resulted to high revenue in spite of low volume of cargo traffic.

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