Engr. Greg Ogbeifun is the Chief Executive Officer of Starz Group. He is also the former President of Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN). In this interview with MMS Plus he reveals the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on ship owners, buttresses the need to have a national fleet and a Nigerian P&I club. Ogbeifun also explains how automation could be applied for ship inspection and other aspects of shipping to eliminate human contact, even as he discusses other salient issues in the nation’s maritime sector. Excerpts:
As a ship owner, how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your operations?