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NPA Lauds Efforts of Staff

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Sandra Ukele The Nigerian Ports Authority recently rewarded its outstanding staff from all port locations across the country to inspire, motivate and laud their undeniable efforts in driving the objectives of the Agency. The endeavor comes on the heels of celebrating excellence, esprit d'corps, commitment and hard work on the part of the workers.
At the event which was hosted by the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, a total of 567 Staff from all the Port locations across the country assembled at the NPA Sports Ground, Bode Thomas, Surelere, Lagos to receive their awards. A few of the staff got Merit Awards and special recognition for hard work and bravery in Fire-Fighting. In her address, Usman commended the Workers for their outstanding performance during the year, noting that their dedication and sacrifices had impacted positively on the operations of the Agency. She stated that the Management was committed to operating an open door policy as a path to “Repositioning port opera…

Fight Against Meningitis.

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...NPA invests in Staff. In order to further demonstrate its commitment to achieving and sustaining a healthy workforce, the Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has embarked on a programme for the vaccination of its employees against Meningitis. Flagging off the exercise at the Authority’s corporate headquarters, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman asserted that a healthy workforce is not only an asset to the Authority but its prime strength that propels the economic viability of the Authority. The Managing Director who was represented by the Executive Director Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello Koko appreciated the Medical Services Division for their efforts in ensuring a healthy workforce and urged that such efforts should be extended to all categories of employees in order that their full potentials are tapped. Earlier in her welcome address, the General Manager Medical Services, Dr. Chinwe Abama, had observed that the meningitis scourge and epidemic had assumed …

Port of Tallinn Advocates Reduction in Marine Pollution.

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zoomImage Courtesy: Port of Tallinn
...Introduces 4% Discount for Ships That Use LNG Starting in 2018, all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel can apply for a discount of four percent on tonnage fees when calling at harbors of the Port of Tallinn. With this move, the port intends to contribute to the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. “Similarly to other ports in the European Union and Norway, the Port of Tallinn has set a course toward environmentally differentiated port fees, with the aim of reducing the amount of air pollution and marine pollution from ships’ waste handling and gaseous emissions,”Ellen Kaasik, Head of Quality & Environmental Management Department at the Port of Tallinn, explained. “While currently cruise ships that sort their waste receive a discount on the waste fee, next year we will introduce a discount on port infrastructure fees for all ships that use LNG as their primary fuel,” K…