Lekki Port’s Outstanding Feats One Year After, Receives 75 Ships, Installs Non Intrusive Scanners

... Handles Over 100,000 Containers

Nigeria only operational and fastest growing deep seaport in Lekki clocked one year in operation on April 1,2024 with encouraging feats of successes recorded within a short time.

After the berthing of GSL Alice in Lekki Port on 6th April 2023,its been a blockbuster of success stories for Nigeria’s latest one and most modern port facility

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IMG 20240406 WA0052The port announced in it’s official X handle that it received 75 ships including the first LNG-powered vessel and the largest ship of 366 length overall to enter Nigerian waters.

The port embarked on transshipment from June 2023 with the arrival of the first transshipment vessel, the CMA CGM RIMBAUD. Since then, it has facilitated over 25,000 transshipments and counting.

The report stated : “As the only deep sea port in Nigeria with the ability to handle 14,000 TEU container vessels, we put our facilities to good use and have handled over 100,000 containers in the past 1 year, showcasing our capability to support global trade.

Screenshot 20240406 161327“We are grateful for the support of the Nigerian Ports Authority who provided marine services and tug boats. Lekki Port will continue to deliver on its promise to serve as a transshipment hub in West Africa.

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“To ensure efficient and seamless traffic management, we have created a 153-capacity pre-gate truck park which will work with our vehicle booking system at the Lekki Port gate to avoid congestion.

“We have also deployed the use of 2 Nuctech FS 6000 non-intrusive scanners by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to fast-track the process of cargo examination and evacuation in order to ensure safety and security with regards to goods passing through our gates.

“None of these achievements would have been possible without the support and guidance of our key stakeholders and the host communities, many of whom we hosted, including the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy ,His Excellency, Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola CON, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Mr. Adewale Bashir Adeniyi MFR, the Managing Director of NEPZA, Dr. Olufemi Ogunyemi;The Managing Director of ICRC, Mr. Michael Ohiani and most especially His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, who was the special guest of honour at the ceremony to witness the arrival of the CMA CGM SCANDOLA.The first LNG-powered, 14,000TEU vessel to arrive in Nigerian waters.

“Lekki Port is also duly authorized by the NCS to process and receive pharmaceutical products, expanding our operational versatility and contributing to public health.

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“As we reflect on these achievements, we are reminded of the journey’s challenges and triumphs

“Our success is a testament to the hard work, innovation, and collaboration of our dedicated team, our partners, Lekki Freeport Terminal & CMA CGM, the Government agencies at the Port working tirelessly and the maritime community” the post read

Joshua Okoria

Joshua Okoria is a Lagos based multi-skilled journalist covering the maritime industry. His ICT and graphic design skills makes him a resourceful person in any modern newsroom. He read mass communication at the Olabisi Onabanjo University and has sharpened his knowledge in media practice from several other short courses. 07030562600,

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