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Total Launches Lubricant For Motorcycles, Tricycles

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Multinational oil marketer, Total Nigeria Plc, has introduced a new lubricant, special 4T 2050W, exclusively for motorcycles and three wheelers, popularly called Okada and Keke-NAPEP respectively.

Managing Director of the Company, Mr Franccoise Boussagol,  stated this at the inauguration of the new product in Lagos, that Total was obliged to introduce the lubricant to cater for the interest of operators of motorbikes and three wheelers, which he noted as belonging to an important segment of their customers.

He stressed the need to use quality and suitable lubricant for the engine of a motorbike or three wheeler to avert internal friction and enable it serve out its life span.

Boussagol said that Total Special 4T was a specially formulated engine oil for four stroke motorcycles of all cubic capacities and adapted to gear boxes and wet clutches lubrication.

According to him, it is called multi-grade oil because the lubricant is suitable for all weather conditions.

“It has a longer drain interval, thereby saving you money and making the engine last longer because it gives better protection for engine parts against wear and corrosion,” he said.

Total Marketing Director Mr Jerry Ikhine said the company was the fist to produce the unique lubricant, adding that it was a product of thorough research.

He also said that the inauguration would be complemented with nationwide road shows and events in many cities where several branded gift items would be distributed to Okada and Keke NAPEP operators among other people.

“For us in Total customers’ satisfaction is very paramount and we would continually strive to meet the needs of our customers through listening, research and close marked changes in technology to be able to give you value for your patronage,” he said.

Total lubricant Manager, Mr Jonathan Sanyanocu, explained that lubricants performed two major functions-reducing internal friction and clearing the engine. He specifically said, “lubricants are formulated to reduce internal friction of engine parts, thereby resulting in clear fuel saving.

The internal combustion process in engines produces energy to power the engines, carbon deposits, CO,CO2  nitrate and soot. These deposits and contaminants  are cleaned by the oil through a property called detergency. The deposits are suspended in solution so as not to clog clearances, pumps and the sump.”

He gave the benefits of the product to include high resistance to oxidation and blended with anti-rust and anti-foaming properties.

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Union Urges NIMASA, RSG To Dredge PH/Bonny Jetty

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The Bonny Maritime Transport Association (BMTA) has called on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Rivers State Government to dredge the Port Harcourt/Bonny Jetty to enhance marine operations.
The union said the low shore of the river hampers its operations and grounds boats.
The Marine Safety Officer, BMTA, Comrade Kings Don, who made the call, said the low shore of the jetty was not helpful to marine operations.
According to him, drivers and passengers find it difficult to ply the route whenever the tide is low, thus wasting man hours.
“Sometimes, we push the boat to a level it would afloat due to low tide suffered in the jetty. We are appealing to NIMASA and the state government to assist and dredge the jetty for more efficiency”, he pleaded. 
Don described the Port Harcourt/Bonny Jetty as the gateway to Bonny Island and other riverine communities, and called on NIMASA and the state government to intervene and make the marine sector viable in the area. 
He said that the prompt dredging of the jetty would enhance water transportation in the state and improve its revenue generation.
He, however, commended the security agents, especially the Nigerian Navy and the marine police, for rescuing the waterways and creeks from all forms of criminality.
Comrade Don appealed to the security agents to engage in 24-hour patrol of the routes and other channels to save lives and property.

By: Chinedu Wosu

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Boat Mishaps: Ship Owner Blames Absence Of Safety Regulations

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A renowned ship owner in the country, Alhaji Aminu Umar, has decried lack of standardisation and enforcement of safety measures on the nation’s inland waterways by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
He also blamed lack of will to enforce regulations, safety, standard and regulations on overloading, night voyage, rickety and old craft as causes of mishap on the inland waterways.
Alhaji Umar, who is a former president, Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA), said in Minna, Niger State, recently that enforcement of safety and standard on the nation’s inland waterways was weak.
Reacting to incessant boat mishaps in the country, Umar said, “there is no standard applied on movement of people, as all kinds of boat are being used. It is important that we standardise, because lack of safety and standard will increase accident.
“I think, the task of NIWA is to standardise conditions and procedures on the nation’s waterways”.
He also called for the regulation of movement of badges and passenger boats across the port environment.
“It’s a huge risk allowing badges moving containers around the port area side by side with boats carrying passengers.
“Moving people and containers at the same time is a huge risk, and a safety concern.
“NIWA and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) should see to this and tackle the menace”, he said.

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Another Two Ships Arrive Onne Port, Today

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says two ships laden with cargoes will arrive Onne Port in Rivers State today.
This was contained in its weekly Shipping Position made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt.
The shipping position gave the names of the vessels as UAL Bodewes and SI Osiris, scheduled to berth at the port.
The statement also gave the names of the shipping agents as Interservice Nig Limited and Alraine Shipping.
The ships, according to the statement, were laden with oil well tools/containers and general cargoes.
The ships are expected to berth at the Brawal Federal Light Terminal (FLT) Berth 1B and Brawal FLT Berth 1A in Rivers State. 
The length of the vessels was, however, not indicated in the shipping position.

By: Chinedu Wosu

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