Lekki Port Receives First Transshipment Vessel

The management of Lekki Deep Sea Port has announced the arrival of the CMA CGM RIMBAUD the “rsttransshipment vessel to call at the container terminal of Lekki Deep Sea Port.

The vessel, which arrived at approximately 1.00 pm on Thursday, June 29, 2023, contains cargo from twoof the largest container shipping lines in the world, CMA CGM and Maersk.

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The service originated from the Far East, passing through Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, Tanjung Pelpas, Singapore to Kribi,Cameroun, before “nally arriving at Lekki Port this afternoon.

The vessel is carrying 411 TEUs oftransshipment cargo and has a nominal container handling capacity of 6,900 TEUs.Speaking on the milestone, the Managing Director, Lekki Port, Du Ruogang, expressed his appreciation to the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Ports Authority for their support in ensuring the start of transshipment activities at Lekki Port.

Also speaking, the Chief Operating Officer of Lekki Port, Laurence Smith, noted that all regulatory agencies operating at the port, particularly the Nigerian Customs Service worked together with Lekki Port and the container terminal operator, Lekki Freeport Terminal, to ensure a hitch-free arrival of the vessel andprocessing of cargo.Lekki Port, with its state-of-the-art Ship to Shore cranes and sophisticated scanners, is now poised toposition Nigeria as the preeminent transshipment hub of West Africa.

The transshipped cargo will be departing for Cotonou, its final destination, on 6th July 2023.

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Joshua Okoria

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