The management of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has announced that Nigeria has received the first Transshipment vessel in decades at the New Lekki Port in Lagos.
This was made public in the verified Facebook page of the NPA.
The statement reads; “With the development of new deep seaports in the country, Nigeria is positioned to serve as the maritime logistics hub in the sub-region, taking back transit and transshipment cargoes for the neighboring landlocked countries.
“Yesterday, June 29, at about 1 p.m., @LekkiPort received cargoes from two of the largest container shipping lines in the world, CMA-CGM and Maersk.
“The CMA-CGM vessel carried 411 TEUs of transshipment cargo destined for Cotonou and will depart on July 6, 2023.
“The vessels were navigated to the port with the 80-ton bollard pull tug boats recently acquired by the Nigerian Ports Authority for seamless port operations at the Lekki Port corridor.
“This further reaffirms the Management’s commitment to expanding the frontiers of business and becoming the maritime logistics hub for sustainable port services in the subregion”, the NPA added.