MARITIME MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF DEPARTMENT

Maritime Management Technology was the first programme in the School of Management Technology. It started in 1982/87. The programme has an initial link with University of Wales Maritime Studies Department which helped to set up shipping laboratory. The programme’s growth was interrupted somewhat by non-admission of students in 1987/88. The interruption in the admission of students into the programme in 1987/88 to the 1988 Kaduna Seminar affected the progamme’s growth. But it has since recovered. Since 1982, Maritime Management Technology has been offered as an option in the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) Transport Management Technology Programme. The ancestry of a formal proposal for the establishment of the Department of Maritime Management Technology can be traced to the 2000/2001academic session, following correspondence to that effect between Prof. I. C. Ogwude and Dr. O. R.Owen, then the Dean of School of Management Technology and Ag. Head, Department of Transport Management Technology respectively. Programme details and curriculum content were subsequently developed under Mr. S. I. Ukaegbu, Ag. H.O.D. TMT, and his successor, Dr. C. C. Ibe. Sequel to exhaustive discussions, amendments, presentations and representations of the proposed programme involving department of Transport Management Technology Board of studies, the SMAT Board of studies, and the University Senate, the programme was finally approved at 26th Senate of Thursday 25th March, 2004. The first batch of students into the programme was admitted in 2004/2005 session while an ActingHead of Department was appointed on 26th April, 2005 in the person of Dr. K. U. Nnadi. In recognition of the important role of the programme in training graduates in this field of study, the Nigerian Shippers Council under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Transport endoweda one million naira (N1,000,000.00)professorial Chair to the programme in 1992. To build expansive knowledge base in Maritime field and sustain growth forty five million naira (N45,000,000.00) was donated for the building of maritime centre in FUTO in 2004, by the National Maritime Authority (NMA) now Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Maritime Programme has graduated hundreds of students since 1987. The list of names of the Heads of department and tenures of the Heads of Maritime department from 2005 is given below

Dr. K. U. Nnadi……………………………………………2005-2009

Dr. D. U. Ekwenna ……………………………………… 2009-2011

Dr. A. I. Nwokoro………………………………………….2011 - 2012

Dr. D. U. Ekwenna…………………………………………2012- 2013

Prof. K. U. Nnadi…………………………………………..2013 -2016

Dr C. Onyemechi………………………………………….2016 -

DEPARTMENT OF MARITIME MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

a)Programme Title B.Tech Maritime Management Technology with the following options

i) Shipping Management

ii) Maritime Technology

iii) Marine Resources Management

Each of the above specializations is a five year programme.

PHILOSOPHY

Management technology is the bridge between management/administration and conventional engineering and technology. Any nation can establish with relative ease a bureaucratic system and science/technology as separate entities. It is, however, difficult to equip the nation with personnel who can handle both management and technocrat can give sound advice to Management technical know-how but have little knowledge of the management/coordination aspects of the system. The Department of Maritime Management technology is the appropriate ground for breeding technocrats for the Maritime industry.

OBJECTIVES
Among the objectives of the Department are:

a. To train technocrat-managers who can manager effectively the transport sector of the national economy.

b. To provide the training locally since overseas training is cost-prohibitive.

c. To produce graduates of proven ability who would be capable of making effective contribution at the middle/upper management cadre level of planning, policy making and management of transport organizations of Nigeria.

d. To contribute to the development of the transport industry in Nigeria through joint research, seminar and workshop activities with national and international organizations.

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES BLO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
WORKSHOP PRACTICE I ENG 101
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102

200 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I CSC 201
ECONOMICS I ECN 201
WORKSHOP PRACTICE III ENG 201
ENGINEERING DRAWING III ENG 203
STRATEGIC MARITIME MANAGEMENT MRT 501
MATHEMATICAL METHODS I MTH 201
ELEMENTARY DIFFRENTIAL EQUATIONS I MTH 203
STATISTICS MTH 211
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
COMPUTERS AND APPLICATIONS II CSC 202
ECONOMICS II ECN 202
ENGINEERING MECHANICS ENG 222
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT MGT 202
BASIC ACCOUNTING MGT 204
PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH STUDENTS MGT 206
MATHEMATICAL METHODS II MTH 202
PROBABILITY AND RANDOM VARIABLES MTH 212

300 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
OPERATIONS RESEARCH II MGT 403
TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING MGT 405
BUSINESS ETHICS MGT 413
SHIPPING FINANCE MRT 401
MARINE AUTOMATION AND CONTROL MRT 405
PORTS NAVIGATION AND MARITIME SAFETY MRT 407
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400

500 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT II MGT 501
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MGT 501
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT MGT 503
STRATEGIC MARITIME MANAGEMENT MRT 501
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MARITIME MANAGEMENT MRT 503
SHIPYARD TECHNOLOGY MRT 505
MARINE RECREATION AND TOURISM MRT 507
SHIPPING MANAGEMENT MRT 509
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
INDUSTRIAL AND LABOUR LEGISLATION MGT 502
MARITIME PROJECT MRT 500

Prof. Nnadi Kenneth U.

Professor

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Biography

Prof Nnadi has conducted viability and feasibility studies for transport companies of the private sector and public-private-partnership, involving estimation of market size and formulation of pricing policies for market entry, penetration, and retention; and market share expansion. He has conducted research into Comparative Economics of the modes of transport, including pipelines, and has done extensive analysis of the zerorisation principle in road transportation of white petroleum products in Nigeria. His current research objectives are to estimate, with mathematical precision, prevailing price-, income-, and cross- elasticity in Nigeria’s waterways, airways and roads; and to establish correct magnitudes and parameters for port economic impact assessment. He has recently developed interest in Nigeria’s compliance with International Maritime Organisation, IMO, conventions relating to deep sea shipping.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B. Sc. (Ed.) 1983, Economics, University of Port - Harcourt.
  • M. Sc. (1994) Economics, University of Port - Harcourt.
  • Ph.D. (2002) Economics, University of Port - Harcourt.

Area of Specialization

Economic Theory; Maritime Economics; Econometrics; Managerial Economics

Membership of professional bodies

  • Associate Member, Nigerian Association of Business Educators. (MNABE) 1991.
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology (MNATT) 1995.
  • Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. (CMILT). 2006 Membership No. A 75
  • Member, Nigerian Economic Society (MNES) 2007. Membership No FM 3168
  • Editor -in- Chief, Journal of Research in National Development (2000-)

Research archive

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Transport Economics
  • Petroleum Economics.

Working Experience

1 Head, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (April, 2005 – October, 2006; January, 2008 – November, 2008)

 


Dr. EMEGHARA G. C

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

           Ph.D. Transport Management                                                     2009   

           M.Sc Transport     Management                                                   1994

            B.Sc (Hons) Social Science (Demography and Statistics)     1983

            Senior Sch. Certificate                                                                  1977


Dr. NDIKOM B OBED

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Obed B.C Ndikom holds a (PhD) in maritime management technology, with specialization in shipping management, port reform and operations from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has been able to offer assistance and lectures on transport and maritime management technology in some Universities in Nigeria on part-time basis. He was formerly the General Manager/ special Adviser to the managing Director of Cloverleaf shipping Limited, Lagos. He was also the former Head of transport unit, Department of Geography and Environmental Management sciences, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu- ode. Currently, he is a Senior lecturer at the Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). Dr Ndikom, infact has had over 20 years of working experience in logistics in so many organizations. He is a marketer, transportant,Communicator and logistician by training. He is also a pedagogically trained teacher by profession. He has over 45 published articles in foreign and local peer-reviewed journals, 9 chapters in books of readings, 2 technical reports, 5 self-authored published books in maritime and transport management. And he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT), London. He is also a foundation board member and a Fellow of the newly established Institute of logistics Management of Nigeria (FILMN). Finally, Dr Ndikom has facilitated and served as guest speaker in selected seminars and workshops organized within and outside the maritime industry, and he is a renowned consultant in shipping management , port operations, reform policies and maritime transport matters.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.A., 2005 Mass Communication-Ambrose Allii University ,Ekpoma ,Edo-Stste
  • M.S.c., 1998, Transport Management Studies,-Olabisi Onabanjo University.
  • Ph.D., 2003 ,Maritime Management Tectnology,Federal University of Technology,Owerri-Imo-State.
  • M.C.A. 1997, Master in Communication Arts Degree, University of lbadan
  • PGDE -2008, Post Graduate Diploma in Education- Ado-Ekiti Universiy of Technology ,kungba.
  • HND -1986 –Marketing Management –Chartered lnstitute of Marketing London.

 

Area of Specialization

Port’s Operations Management, Port Policies, Restructuring and Shipping Management

 

 

Membership of professional bodies

  • Elected Member Chartered institute of Marketing London,1986.
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport London,(FCILT-2006).
  • Fellow Nigerian institute of Shipping -2005.
  • Fellow, institute of Logistics Management of Nigeria.(FILMN) -2010.
  • Foundation Board Member lnstitute of Logistics Management of Nigeria -2011

Publications

  • NDIKOM, O.B. (2006): The Concept of Freight Rates and forecasting Strategy. Journal of Research in National Development: A publication of the Trans campus interdisciplinary Research and Study group C/o Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri. Vol. 4, (No. 1), pp8-25.
  • NDIKOM, O.B. (2006): A critical Appraisal of the process of implementing Ports Reforms under Existing Legislative Framework. Journal of Research in National Development: A publication of the Trans campus/interdisciplinary Research and study group C/o Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Vol. 4, (No. 2), pp65-73.
  • NDIKOM, O.B. (2007): Managing Maritime environment surveillance, safety precautions and information control in Nigerian port. Journal of Research in National Development: A publication of the Trans campus interdisciplinary Research and study group C/o Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Vol. 5 (No. 1), pp28-34.
  • NDIKOM, O.B. (2008): A critical assessment of operational performance of bonded warehouse and inland container terminal published in Journal of Research in National Development: A publication of the Trans campus interdisciplinary Research and study group C/o Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Vol. 6 (No. 1). Pp. 35-50.
  • NDIKOM, O.B. (2007): The Dearth of Distance and Concept of Global village: The communication Revolution. An Ijagun Journal Publication of the College of social and management Sciences, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode Ogun - State. Vol. 2 (No. 1), 2007. pp. 206-218.

Working Experience

Working Experience in Universities.

(1) Associate Lecturer 1: Teaching and Conducting Exams for Degree and Post Graduate Programmes (M.Sc Students) in Transport and Maritime Management Technology Courses, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State 2004 to Dec. 2007.

(2) Associate Lecturer, Teaching the PGD and M. Tech students, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Ebute Meta Study Centre Lagos, 2000-2001

(3) Associate Lecturer, Teaching the PGD and M. Tech students, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Lagos Study Centre, 2000-2001.

(4) Part Time Lecturer- Degree Students, Abia State University, Lagos study centre- 1999-2000.

(5) Part Time Lecturer Federal University of Technology Owerri, Apapa Study Centre- 1997-1999.

(6) 2006-2009 As Lecturer I on full-time appointment in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Tai Solarin University of Education Ijagun Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

(7) 2009-Date: Presently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Maritime Management Technology (SMAT), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.

 

Previous Working Experience Outside The University System

2001 - 2005: General Manager - Bus. Dev./Human Resources

- Cloverleaf Shipping Limited Lagos

1998 - 2001: Assistant General Manager Operations/Administrations                                                            

- CAR LINK Limited, Lagos MARCON.

1993 - 1998: Transport/Logistic Manager, Group of Companies

Transport Division

1990 - 1993: Import Manager - Doyin Investment Group of Companies

Lagos

1981 - 1990: Lever Brother Nigeria PLC, Dockyard, Lagos.

 


Dr. NWOKORO AHUMAREZAMA IGNATIUS

Senior Lecturer

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Biography

As shipping and maritime studies cover a wide range of scientific, technical engineering topics with supporting input on economic, legal and insurance matters, and as shipping business fierce competition and proliferation into oil exploration support services, huge capital is committed. as a result, interest in scientific decision making, monitoring trends in technological development in ship design and operation, and cargo handling equipment to improve ship turn-round time in ports has grown. my research is concerned with the development of methods and general priciples that can be used to improve port performance, container provisioning and control, route planning, ship scheduling, marine pollution problems abatement and solution. Marine insurance being the most obvious means of protecting ships, freight and maritime interests against marine perils and as huge capital values are locked up in ships, the loss of which could prove financially crippling to the strongest shipping companies, therefore, research is in the development of marine insurance to provide protection against the various liabilities of ship-owners to cargo owners and others, oil companies involvement in oil spills and oil pipeline operators.

 

Membership of professional bodies

  • INCORPORATED ENGINEER (I.ENG), BRITISH ENGINEERING COUNCIL.
  • CHARTERED MEMBER, CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT.
  • MEMBER, INSTITUTE OF THE MOTOR INDUSTRY.

Publications

  • 1CHARTER-PARTIES IN THE CARRIAGE OF OIL BY SEA. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.
  • A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF MAINTENANCE AND RELIABILITY OF MARITIME SYSTEMS.
  • A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF MARITIME SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA.
  • AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF MARINE INSURANCE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSURANCE MARKET IN NIGERIA.
  • THE CRITICAL ASSESSMENTOF REVENUE AND COST STRUCTURES IN THE NIGERIAN SHIPPING COMPANIES.
  • QUEUING MODELS A/PPLIED TO THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF PORT FACILITIES.
  • AN APPRAISAL OF THE LEVEL OF BAGGAGE SERVICE AND BOARDING SAFETY IN NIGERIAN AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY.

Dr. NZE IBEAWUCHI CHIBUEZE

Lecturer II

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Biography

The increasing demand for transportation have been a driving force for governments to allocate significant portions of their annual budgets to the transport sector. Maritime transport to be specific, enjoy economies of scale-where large quantities of cargo can be transported at relatively cheaper unit price. The ports as a component of the maritime transport, serves as a gateway to a nations economic development. When ships call to a particular port, economic activities are created. This continues to generate direct, indirect and induced effects, which ripples through the economy given rise to significant multiplier effect. Since investment in seaports can create enormous impact, it becomes imperative to study and analyze the operations in ports, in other to forecast future trends. This is important due to the globalization of the maritime sector.

 

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Tech., 2002, Maritime Management Technology
  • M.Sc., 2008, Maritime Management Technology
  • Ph.D., (in view), Maritime Management Technology

Honours

  • The World Bank, Science and Technology Post Basic (STEP B) Award for Ph.D research, 2010

Membership of professional bodies

  • Oil industrial services Port Harcourt, 1999
  • Remison Investment Ltd. Lagos, 2001
  • Real Services Ltd, Port Harcourt, 2003
  • Transport Unit, Owu-Isin LGA, Kwara State, 2004
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 2005 - Date
  • Member, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers(SNAME),2008
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport(CILT),2005

 

Publications

  • I.C. Nze and G.N. Okeudo, International Transport Workers Federation and Seafarers Productivity. Jounal of Research in National Development. June, 2004
  • I.C. Nze, G.N. Okeudo and N.J.Nze, Evaluation of the Maritime Industry Contribution to the Nigerian Economy. Journal of Maritime Research, India,2009.
  • I.C.Nze and B.C.Asiegbu, Optimization of Seaport Operation in Nigeria: A scenario for Emerging River Ports in Nigeria, IJCRP,UK, 2011.
  • I.C. Nze and K.U. Nnadi, Economic Impact Assessment of Nigerian Ports: A disaggregate Analysis, The Nigerian Journal of Energy and Environmental Economics, 2010.

 


Dr. Onyemechi Chinedum

Lecturer II

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Demand Analysis of the Nigerian Shipping Market This work, demand analysis of the Nigerian shipping market is derived from the backdrop of low industry participation of Nigeria in both the international and coastal shipping markets covering the years between 1988 and 2005. The work adopted the use of regression analytical methods to investigate the behaviour of the demand side of the Nigerian shipping market, assess the economic variables that interplay in the determination of shipping demand, determine whether shipping freight is consistent with the gravity model, and finally estimate the demand of different cargo types in the shipping sector. Shipping freight was found to be consistent with the gravity model. Again, the crude petroleum sector, the bulk cement sector and the general merchant sector were all analysed to ascertain their contribution to the entire market sector. In the modal distribution of the shipping demand, the rail sector made no significant contribution, the water sector i.e. inland/coastal shipping sector made a negative contribution, while the road sector made positive impacts. The findings showed that quantity of crude shipped was significantly influenced by GDP alone while quantity of bulk cement shipped was significantly influenced by mean shipping freight alone. Quantitative analysis of shipping capacity using the UNCTAD 40:40:20 formula was made to determine Nigeria\\\\\\\'s own share under the policy. The work thus identified areas where government policy on shipping can yield better results. Investments in the rail sector and the cabotage/coastal short sea-shipping sector were emphasized. Number of ships to be acquired was also calculated in line with UNCTAD 40:40:20 formula.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., 2011, Maritime ManagementTechnology, Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • M.Sc., 2003, Maritime ManagementTechnology, Federal University of Technology Owerri
  • B.ScTech, 1989, Management Technology,Maritime, Federal University of Technology Owerri

 

Honours

  • Chair, Container Logistics section ,Logistics West Africa Conference 1-3 Nov. 2011

Membership of professional bodies

  • International Member Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New Jersey USA 2008.
  • Associate of Nigerian Institute of Shipping Nigeria 1990

Publications

  • Ekwenna D.U & Onyemechi C. (2002), A survey of MARPOL, Shell MarineTraining Conference, 2002 Airport Hotel Port Harcourt, FUTO Consult.
  • Ekwenna D.U & Onyemechi C. (2002), A survey of SOLAS Shell, Marine Training Conference, 2002, Airport Hotel Port Harcourt, FUTO Consult.
  • Ekwenna D.U. & Onyemechi C. (2002), Types of ships & Contracts, Shell Marine Training Conference, 2002 Airport Hotel Port Harcourt, FUTO Consult.
  • Ogwude I. C. & Onyemechi, C. (2002) A Survey of the Nigerian Port Act, Shell Marine Training Conference 2002, Airport Hotel Port Harcourt, FUTO Consult.
  • Ogwude I. C. & Onyemechi, C. (2002) A survey of the Nigerian Inland waterways Act. Shell Marine Training Conference 2002, Airport Hotel Port Harcourt, FUTO Consult.

Working Experience

  • 1990-92 Lecturer, Shipping and Ports Administration Programme, UNILAG Consult, University of Lagos Akoka, Lagos (Contract Staff)
  • 1993-1994 Quality Control and Materials Unit, B&B Gas and Oil Services, Victoria Island, Lagos (Contract Staff)
  • 1995 Officer on Board, M.V. ZURICH, SONGHAI, ENERGY SERVICES PORT HARCOURT
  • 1996-97 HITECH SERVICES OWERRI, Project Development Unit.
  • 1998-2003 Research Assistant, Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria.
  • 2003-2006 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Maritime Management Technology Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria.
  • 2006-2009 Lecturer II, Dept of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria.
  • 2009-2011 Lecturer I ,Dept of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria.

 


Dr. Ihediwa Uchechukwu Joseph

Assistant Lecturer

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Biography

In this 21st century, electronics touches almost every aspect of navigation, Hyperbolic systems, satellite systems and electronic charts, all require an increasingly sophisticated electronics suite and the expertise to manage them efficiently. Furthermore safety of personnels, environment, huge costs of goods running into tens, hundreds and perhaps even more in millions of dollars, call for efficiency, competency and accuracy . Such skill acquisition requires career long sea-going experience and capability. Research aims at highlighting those procedures that optimize safety and minimize marine disasters.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.S., 1976 Marine Transportation, Massachusetts Maritime Academy. USA.
  • MSc, 1982, shipping and maritime studies Liverpool Polytechnic (Now John Moores University) U.K (with Relative Navigation as a major).
  • Ph.D. (inview) in Maritime Management Technology

Working Experience

  • Cadet officer Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1973-1976
  • Qualified as officer U.S. Navy 1980
  • Sailed aboard SS GULF BRITON, a sister vessel to (i) SS GULF SCOT (ii) SS GULF DANE (iii) SS GULF FINN 1973

Mr. OKEKE OKECHUKWU K

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Master of Science (Maritime Management), FUTO         2015                                                                                                                           
  •  Bachelor of Technology (Maritime Management),  FUTO                       2008                                                 
  • Senior School Certificate (SSCE), Agulu Grammar School, Agulu.2001
  • First School Leaving Certificate,  Amaugo Primary School, Awgbu.       1994

Membership of professional bodies

  • INCORPORATED ENGINEER (I.ENG), BRITISH ENGINEERING COUNCIL.
  • CHARTERED MEMBER, CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT.
  • MEMBER, INSTITUTE OF THE MOTOR INDUSTRY.

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Dr. ONWUEGBUCHUNAM E DONATUS

Assistant Lecturer

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Biography

Seaports are nodal points in maritime transport and logistics chains. Efficient cargo flows cannot be achieved if bottlenecks exist at the nodal points. My research interest in this area is aimed at empirically investigating impediments to trades and trade flows. The end result is the development of frame works for port management policy. Logistics has taken a centre stage in transport management. Effective goods flows entail much more than physical distribution. There is an aspect involving management of information and supply chain partners. My research interests here border on assessment and application of management techniques in optimization of ports and hinterland logistics. Seaborne trade and Maritime transport are inextricably linked. Growth in Maritime/transport activities can only be possible with increasing growth in import/export trade of countries. On the other hand, trade can be hampered by impediments to Maritime transport. Thus accurate prediction of trade growth or otherwise is necessary to assess the demand for Maritime transport. Research into factors effecting trade based on time series econometric analysis is of paramount importance.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Tech., 1996, Maritime Management Technology
  • M.Sc., 2005, Maritime Management Technology
  • Ph.D., In-view, Maritime Management Technology

 

Honours

  • Best Hardworking Staff Award (2010), Department of Maritime, Futo.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Operations Manager. GOZAN FREIGHT Ltd Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (1998-2001)
  • Personal Assist. To the Transport Mgr. (N.Y.S.C), EDOLINE TRANSPORT Ltd, Benin-City (1996-1997)
  • Industrial Attaché, NIGERIAN PORTS Plc, Apapa (Apr-Oct, 1995)
  • Industrial Attaché, NIGERIAN PORTS Plc, Apapa (Apr-Oct, 1995)
  • Industrial Trainee BACHEMAS (Nig) Agencies Ltd Port-Harcourt, Rivers State(1992-1993)

Publications

  • Onwuegbuchunam D.E, Ibe C.C, Okeudo G.N (2012), Efficiency of Nigeria’s Seaports: A Production Function Analysis: International Business 6:4146.10.3923/ibm.2012.41.46, http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=ibm.2012.41.46
  • Onwuegbuchunam D.E, Okeudo G.N (2012), An Evaluation of Nigeria’s Seaborne Trade and Demand For Sea Transport; International Journal of Business and Social Research.
  • Onwuegbuchunam D.E, (2011), Gender Discrimination in The Nigeria’s Maritime Industry; International Journal of Development Digest, USA; Vol.II, Pp. 15-27.
  • Onwuegbuchunam D.E, Ekwenna D.U, (2008), Analyzing The Determinants of Dry Port Selection Criteria By Shippers in Nigeria; Journal of Research in National Development; Vol.6, No 1, 2008 Pp 15-25.
  • IBE C.C, Ejem, E.A, Onwuegbuchunam D.E, (2008) Passengers’ Selection Criteria for Nigerian Airlines: An Empirical survey. Journal of Business and Social Sciences; Vol. 3, No 1, Pp. 296-313.