Lekki Port berths biggest vessel

The management of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) had successfully berthed the first and biggest vessel at the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos.

The NPA did this as part of its efforts to place Nigeria on the global list of countries with Deep Seaports and attain the regional maritime hub status.

The agency fully berthed the vessel in preparation for the port to begin operation before the end of the year. It allegedly arrived at the Lekki Port at 1.29 pm.

NPA Managing Director Mohammed Bello-Koko, who was at the reception of the vessel with other senior officials, expressed happiness for the safe arrival of the vessel laden with three Super Post Panamax state-of-the-art Ship to Shore (STS) Cranes and 10 Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTG).

Bello-Koko said the arrival of the vessel with modern port equipment was a milestone for the country to become the regional maritime hub.

His words: “the successful delivery today at the Lekki Deep Seaport of three Super Post Panamax state-of-the-art Ship to Shore (STS) Cranes and 10 Rubber Tyred Gantries (RTG) is a testament to the unflinching commitment of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to providing the support necessary for placing Nigeria on the global list of countries with Deep Seaports.

“The successful delivery of this very important equipment which is critical for the Lekki Deep Seaport to commence operations before the end of the year 2022, is a demonstration of our readiness to take trade facilitation a notch higher.

“This has been made possible by the tremendous backing of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Transportation who have over the time played a key role from the initial construction stage and also granted fast-tracked approval for this historic exercise.”

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