Ibeju Lekki Update: Lekki deep port receives first cargo vessel
The first ship docked at Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos Wednesday, providing a significant boost to efforts to decongest Apapa Ports and draw larger boats to Nigeria.
The heavy lift carrier “Zhen Hua 28” was welcomed by Mohammed Bello-Koko, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority. He said that the Lekki Deep Seaport, when it is operational, will cut ship waiting times by 50% to 60%.
The Lekki Deep Seaport, a $2 billion project by the Tolaram Group in the Lagos Free Trade Zone that would significantly transform Nigeria’s marine industry, is being built by China Harbour Engineering.
When operations begin before the end of the year, the cargo stay time will also be reduced by considerably more than 60%, according to Koko.
He said that the port had the ability to handle and evacuate more goods, and that port automation will hasten the process of clearing cargo.
“The successful delivery of these extremely significant pieces of equipment, which are essential for the Lekki Deep Seaport to open by the end of the year 2022, is a show of our readiness to step up trade facilitation,” added Koko.
The port has a natural depth of 16.5 metres, Quay Length of 680 metres, Breakwater of 1.909 metres, two Container Berths and Marine Services Jetty to handle containers, as well as liquid and dry bulk.
Lekki Deep Seaport is indeed equipped to improve Nigeria’s fortunes, as far as maritime trade is concerned. Therefore in a few years, the investors who were smart enough to acquire landed properties are bound to smile to the bank as the value of properties will significantly shoot up.
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