In furtherance of his commitment to establish a shipping line and an
airline, Cross River State governor, Senator Ben Ayade has approved the
procurement of an aircraft as the state’s official carrier, Cally Air.
The approval also included the purchase of merchant/cargo vessels,
trawlers for its shipping line.
Accordingly, the state government is seeking to engage Transaction
Advisor, and has called for applications for the procurement of an
aircraft, merchant/cargo vessels and fishing trawlers for the proposed
airline and shipping line respectively.
A statement from the state Ministry of Finance, reads: “Governor Ben Ayade
has approved the procurement of an aircraft and merchant/cargo vessels and
fishing trawlers for the state’s airline and shipping line with a view to
opening international maritime trade.
The statement further added: “Accordingly, Cross River State Ministry of
Finance hereby calls for qualified consultant(s) to act as Transaction
Adviser throughout the process of the procurement of the merchant/cargo
vessels and fishing trawlers for Cross River Shipping Lines.”
The statement which called for suitable and qualified firm(s) also said
interested persons who must submit their application on or before 22nd
February 2017, would be required to provide necessary technical and
financial advice throughout the process of the procurement, have
experience in the procurement of a ship as well as have experience in the
consummation of international business deals.
It further stated that “the firm(s) must also show evidence of competence
in the management, maintenance and operation of a ship, among other