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Industrial and General Insurance Plc, IGI,  a member of the Indigenous Shipping Association of Nigeria (ISAN),the umbrella industry association of Nigerians that are owners of vessels of 500GRT and above, has teamed up with co-promoters in support of the second edition of the Nigerian Maritime Expo tagged NIMAREX 2012.

The Expo themed 'Untapped Opportunities in the Maritime Industry in an Emerging Economy,' has been scheduled to hold from 13th - 15th of March 2012 and IGI has promised to deployed modern technology and strategic competence and volume at the event.

The insurance company is confident that the maritime expo would help the nation come up with the Nigerian perspective on the roadmap for a prosperous future for Africa in the long run.

An assemblage of maritime products, new technologies, services and expertise would be showcased to both local and international players in maritime and allied businesses during the expo and stakeholders will converge to network and explore Nigeria's largely untapped maritime sector.

Promoters of the maritime expo said it was organised to address present and future maritime technology issues including related energy and environmental challenges while also exposing exhibitor's to potential business opportunities, increase tonnage and proffer solutions that would ensure a positive transformation of Nigeria into a maritime hub.

IGI's marine insurance specialist, Mrs. Florence Oladimeji commended the promoters of NIMAREX 2012 for creating a platform to accelerate the development of the shipping sector as she also noted, would enable business leaders in the nation align their views with those of their global counterparts on how best to consolidate the present and future expectations of industry spectators, as maritime business is still largely untapped in Nigeria.

Oladimeji said:  IGI has continually deployed its numerous valuable resources to guarantee peace of mind for its numerous customers during transportation of goods from one place to another.

'The process of transportation includes airfreight, ocean freight and overland carriage. Our marine insurance policy is total, as it presents an array of products namely: Marine Hull, Marine Cargo and Marine Liability that are both time tested and trusted as the preferred solution to the agonising present challenges confronting the maritime industry.'

According to her, 'the Nigerian Maritime industry is no longer a shadow of itself as industry players are now fully determined more than ever before to unite out of genuine common desire to showcase Nigeria's enormous maritime potentials to the world'.

She reiterated that NIMAREX 2012 was the ideal platform for business networking as products and new technologies are showcased to meet divergent needs of local and international players, a move that augurs well for the expected development and expansion of the Nigerian maritime industry which is consistent with IGI's vision as a global player and industry's pacesetter.