AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Apr 19th, 2013 - 17:08:58 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

"Sierra Leone Losing Billions to Unchecked Sea Transportation"ÖSays SLNC GM
By Augustine Samba
Apr 19, 2013, 17:12
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The General Manager (GM) of the Sierra Leone National Carrier (SLNC), Mr. Rulle Bamie Turay, has said in Freetown that Sierra Leone stands to lose revenue worth billions of leones to unchecked sea transportation if corrective measures are not put in place in the next five years.

 

Mr. Turay made this statement in an exclusive interview with the Awareness Times on Thursday 18th April 2013 at his head office in Freetown. According to him, SLNC is a joint venture between Sierra Leone National Shipping Company (SLNSC) under the purview of the Government of Sierra Leone and Premuda Sierra Leone.

 

He said his company is reputable and stands to provide the most competitive and reliable shipping services for both the private and the public sectors and the entire business community in Sierra Leone.

 

The General Manager revealed that the essence of establishing the SLNC is for the Government of Sierra Leone to be able to provide shipping services and maritime logistical support towards shipment, exportation and importation of its cargoes and to also collect huge revenue from that sector.

 

He informed that in the past years, SLNSC was boasting of having three vessels, such as the MT Pompoli (oil tanker), MV Madam Yoko (bulk carrier) and MV Kai Londo (bulk carrier) but that today, its unfortunate to note that the Company cannot even boast of owning a single vessel.

 

Mr. Turay said his company has the potential to bring back the lost glory in the shipping business in Sierra Leone but that this can only be achieved through helping the government to acquire its own ships and maritime logistics using the revenues generated from the shipping sector.

 

The General Manager further revealed that in some countries, preference is given to the national shipping companies for carriage of national resource cargoes and that those countries are enforcing cargo reservation policies for their national-interest carriers.

 

He said the Government of Sierra Leone, as a key producer of raw materials, is to be able to provide both logistics and shipping services for the shipment of its cargoes, whilst assuring that with the joint venture in place, SLNC will be able to provide just these services with no cost to the Government.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
In Sierra Leone, MRU Presidents will Celebrate in Yenga alongside Solar Powered Street Lights
As Solar Lights Switched on in KenemaÖJubilation for APC in Kenema on Independence Eve
In Sierra Leone, U.S. Embassy & Africell Launch Africell American Corner
EDITORIALS
Call for better Response to Child Abuse Rape cases in Sierra Leone
Looking Backwards at Past Challenges : Sorie Fofana & Wikileaks cable Malice on President
NPRC Records & their Sierra Leone Victims
FROM OUR TEAM
Time to take Sierra Leone back from Lying Hate Mongers
My Journalism Journey reaches a Stage in Sierra Leone
Still on Wicked & illegal Police Detention of Four Supporters of SLPPís Julius Maada Bio
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Good Governance is the Foundation of our Independence
52 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE:THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'
THE OSWALD HANCILES COLUMN : Creoles in ĎFreedom Combatí in Freetown (?)
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone Opposition Operatives Plotting for Post-Elections Violence using Texas University Computers
Violence & Disenfranchisement as 871 Voted out of 6,184 Registered in Sierra Leone's Bye Elections
Africa Confidential on Sierra Leone - Maada Bio Overthrew Strasser and Marketwomen Chased Bio from Power (16 Years Ago)
FEATURES
Sierra Leone: A Brief Look at Tamba Sam and a Call for John Benjamin to Hand Over ďSLPPĒ to Julius Bio
Sierra Leone Successes in Audit Reform & Transparency: Another Look at 'Missing' Le110 Billion discourse
Sierra Leone Opposition submerged in Military Junta Wahala
ENTERTAINMENT
Watch Sierra Leone Television Live on TV-Africa for 5 Euros/monthly
PROFILES
93 Years Old S. A. J. Pratt of Sierra Leone
In Loving Memory of Charles Sylvanus Browne of Sierra Leone
Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden Lives! His Messages Live!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone: AFRICA LINK INSPECTION COMPANY LIMITED
Standard Chartered first half profit up 9% to US$3.95bn
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Obituary: Hon. Alice Foyah
Ecobank Refutes False Newspaper Publication
Jan De Nul Group & Classdiving Wish Sierra Leone Happy 52nd Independence Anniversary
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Judgment against MILLICENT LEWIS-OJUMU (nee HAMILTON-HAZELEY), Dr. PAUL CHIY & CLAS LEGAL LTD.
BBC Media Action seeks to strengthen production team in Sierra Leone (Job Opportunities)
Sierra Leonean Woman Dies at the Age of 105 Years
ADVERTISEMENTS
Office of the President's Chief of Staff seeks Reconciler for EITI Report
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDDING OF OFFSHORE PETROLEUM BLOCKS IN SIERRA LEONE
SATIRE
SLPPís Alhaji dances at Samu Chiefdomís Bondo Soccor
Uncle IB, Cold you heart now Sir
Dr. Kadi Sesay's Quotable Lamentations in Kenema, Sierra Leone

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net