Training at the Port Training Institute, Apapa


Typical Recent Assignments

  • IMO aligned maritime Formal Safety Assessments to establish levels of maritime safety risk for the Nigerian Ports Authority and port stakeholders/users.
  • The examination and proving – via a variety of processes including simulation – of new vessel and port capabilities (e.g. the inaugural planning for a Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Nigeria)
  • Operational assessments including port and ship maritime safety risks of conceptual channel designs and infrastructure developments.
  • Maritime interventions in West Africa for port authorities, companies and private clients including: Maersk; Samsung; Dangote; Pacific International Lines (PIL); Integrated Oil and Gas; ASPM Ltd; APM Terminals; Channel Management Companies; Tin Can Container Terminal; Nigerian Ports Authority.
  • Advice at company Board of Directors level regarding vital port management requirements.
  • Advice to senior management teams for appropriate capability and capacity development processes.
  • Creating bespoke ‘workshops’ for organisation staff to develop maritime corporate knowledge.
  • Delivering internationally recognised courses (such as Standards of Training and Certification of Watch keepers (STCW)).

Typical Projects

Simulations to prove and train external staff, including tow and tug masters, for the arrival, turn and departure of the Egina Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) (335m length overall by 61m beam) at the port of Lagos.

Formal Safety Assessments and independent audits to establish the levels of maritime safety risk for ports and pilotage districts under the jurisdiction of the harbour authority, namely the Nigerian Ports Authority

Designing methodologies and providing detailed simulation results of various marine projects’ practical operational capability such as proving:

  • The concept port channel and turning areas for the port of Lagos
  • New Design quays and channels for vessel access proposals
  • The associated safety risk levels when increasing vessel dimensions calling at the port