Funsho Olojo (National Mirror)
The paper has deepen the knowledge of maritime industry I am not surprised because, the publisher is capable and the weekly newspaper has improved our knowledge with its investigative reports and exclusive stories. There is still room for improvement, and also increasing the pages of the paper. So far, you guys are doing a great job.
Ademola Irinyemi (Registrar, IFFN)
Without prejudice, my overall assessment of the Shipping Position Weekly newspaper is that they have done well, in the last one year, considering its informative, educative and knowledge-driven approach to issues in the maritime industry. I will also use this time out to solicit an improvement in proof reading and the entire colour separation of the paper. You should also work towards increasing the pages.
Finally, I want to commend the set man and his entire crew for the wealth of the information provided to the maritime community in the past one year. I wish Shipping Position Weekly better years, greater result and fulfilment in the years ahead.
Adeniyi Richard (Forum Newspaper)
Shipping position Weekly newspaper is an authoritative newspaper in the maritime industry; it is incisive, very educative, and current. These clearly shows that the publisher is an experienced and versatile journalist, because the materials, particularly the investigative aspect demonstrated beyond every saddle of doubt that he is not new in the industry.
Some of the newspaper’s exclusive stories are further highlighted in some major daily newspapers. The editorial of the paper are always a food for thought and shows that the publisher is a resident reporter in the industry. More grease to your elbow.
Gambo Paul (Customs Officer)
I started reading the paper since its first publication; though at a point I did not get some editions of the paper because I was on transfer to Ogun for some months only to discover I can’t read the paper. I want you to consider circulating your papers across the west and the border posts because it’s needed and necessary.
Shipping Position Weekly should also try increasing its pages. The paper is full of exclusives and investigative stories. I love the paper for its balanced reports and for that reason; I look forward to it every week. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
Ifeanyinwa Obi (Vanguard)
The paper has done well so far. Right from the first publication, a glance at the paper shows a touch of an intellectualism and expertise. The unique thing about the paper is that it has maintained its ability of giving out exclusive stories, well- written and well- packaged etc.
The paper is really doing well in the industry and most stakeholders are now addicted to reading the paper. They can’t wait to have it every Monday.
Oluwole Onasanya ( Clearing Agent)
The paper has been dear to my heart because of the quality reports and up-to-date information about the maritime industry. It is full of exclusives, in depth research and balanced reports about information in the maritime industry and most times outside the Nigerian shores.
I want the publisher of Shipping Position Weekly to increase the number of pages of the paper, quality proof reading is also very essential so as to encourage the good work of the team that is producing the paper.
I wish the team a happy anniversary and more years of good work.
Olaniyi Bakare (Sifax Group)
In terms of reports, Shipping Position Weekly is accurate and there is a good investigative report on any story they intend to publish to the public.
The colour concept is okay, they should work on increasing the pages of the paper and maybe adverts. I am really elated at the good work that they are doing.
Keep up the good work.
Ignatius Nweke (Public Relations NSC)
The paper has been a very good one and a reference point for stories in the maritime industry, which every stakeholder will always look up to for up to date information in the industry.
It has improved from the first time it hits the stand going by the level of its reach and the topical issues that had helped in shaping the economy and taken decisions on the improvement of the maritime industry as a whole.
Finally, Shipping Position Weekly should improve on its investigative reports by avoiding getting sensational about stories, by adopting developmental journalism approach and by emphasizing on issues that can help improve the maritime industry.
Emeka Akabogu (Admiralty Resources)
The paper has done well, I commend the publisher for ensuring that they come out with exclusives every week and balance reports in the maritime industry.
Despite overwhelming circumstances, they should be rest assured that people love what they are doing. The editorials and stories are wonderful, informative and educative. I commend them once again for the work, because they stood out.
Eugene Nweke (NAGAFF)
I stand to be quoted anywhere that Shipping Position Weekly has done well so far, the publisher apart from being a foremost member of MARAN actually conceive the vision to disseminate maritime information via electronic media hence in a further effort via inspiration went ahead to disseminate information via print media and today Shipping Position is aired live and you can also read and keep for archives.
The freight forwarding industry owes the publisher in high esteem and not just commendation. We pray that God will guide the team.
Yemi Babawale (Ports & Cargo)
Shipping Position Weekly has been consistent and that is commendable, the content of their paper is superb. Shipping Position Weekly has been able to strike the balance through its investigative reports and exclusives.
The paper should be more colorful and the pages should also be increased. I will also like to advice that they look into other sectors in the maritime industry that are untapped by them to make their paper more detailed and informative with reports about the industry.
Okon Ikechukwu (Freight Forwarder)
The paper has maintained its credibility with the exclusives it publishes every week and also the various columns it has. The column that drew my attention to the paper was the terminals page, a friend brought the paper when we were expecting our container to arrive and we are not sure of its arrival due to some delays at the ports then. So since then have been reading it.
I want Shipping Position Weekly to increase their pages and also talk about oil and gas sector as well since it’s also involved in the maritime sector.
Thanks for the good work.
Chief Oluwatoyin Nelly-Awotile (Freight Forwarder)
Shipping position weekly paper which was given birth to on Monday 29th
October 2007 has come at the right time base on the request of stake holders.
I was opportuned to lay my hand on the first edition of the newspaper and my first port of call was the “EDITORIAL COLUMN” on page 3 so as to know more about the intention of the paper being a weekly paper on maritime related issues. Reading through the Editorial write-up with the heading “WELCOME TO OUR WORLD”, the first statement under this heading really surprised me. That is a question from the critics and the editor’s reply. QUESTION: “Why now”? REPLY: “Why not”? This is just a sign that some critics have the intention of killing the paper (a ‘baby’ yet unborn). May God forgive them.
I want to finally appreciate the Editor and all members of the crew who have been working tirelessly in ensuring that this paper is a rich. It is a path way to knowledge in maritime industry. Just to advice that whatever you are facing with your competitors or your critics either through the Electronic media or print media are some of the challenges that are attached to the spirit of the game. So what else can we say, you deserve 90 per cent as I keep the remaining 10 per cent for my future assessment. Keep it up, the sky is enough for birds to fly.
Mallam Isah Suwaid (Public Affairs Dept. NPA)
I congratulate the management of Shipping Position Weekly for the tremendous achievement. I am a regular reader of the paper since its first publication, when I was in Port Harcourt.
The uniqueness of the paper is that you have been able to breakthrough all the spectrum of maritime stakeholders like freight forwarders, customs, NPA and so on. Even those that are new in the industry will still find the paper more educative and informative for them.
The challenges ahead includes: increasing your pagination, though I know it’s not easy but we will support you. Shipping Position Weekly has really proved her worth by standing out amongst others, I want to congratulate you, and I hope to mark five years of Shipping Position Weekly together with you guys when the time comes by God’s grace.