Second left is the Convener 3rd International Maritime Business to Business conference and exhibition with delegates at the event in Oriental hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
The 3rd International Maritime Business to Business conference and exhibition with the theme”Developing Maritime Infrastructure in Africa”, is holding at Oriental hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos from 15 -17 May 2018.
The convener, Oritsematosan EDODO-EMORE of Zoe Maritime Resources Limited, said that developing the Maritime Infrastructure in Africa is subject to “our heart and we take the view that the development of maritime industry in Africa is nil without the development of her maritime infrastructure”.
EDODO-EMORE described maritime infrastructure as the broadest of terms to mean “plant and machinery at the ports to ensure quick turnaround times for vessels and minimum cargo dwell time, good rail and transportation in and out of our seaports and linking inland dry ports that serve not only the Nigerian hinterland but also the landlocked countries of Africa such as Chad, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and the central African Republic”.
She said different round table sessions are meant to deal with various subjects affecting the development of maritime infrastructures such as maritime security, maritime law and arbitration, port development, maritime transportation, marine insurance to mention few.
“It is also our responsibility to take advantage of the global shortage of skilled maritime manpower by developing our maritime education and training institutions to produce the skilled manpower necessary for our continent and the global market. As our contribution to youth development, we are pleased to announce that 5 five young people won scholarships to attend this event and be mentored”, she added.
She concluded that the Lagos international maritime week is an event that brings stakeholders from around the world to deliberate on current challenges facing the industry, network and proffer solutions.
The event is being attended by Captains of industry from both the public and private sectors.