Over 25,000 Transshipments Facilitated In 10 Months By Lekki Port

By Clement Alphonsus

Lekki Deep Sea Port Enterprise Limited disclosed that it has facilitated over 25,000 transshipments from June 2023 to date.

The port, while celebrating one year of commercial operations since its official launch on April 1, 2023, stated to have manage over 100,000 containers.

According to a statement shared on its LinkedIn social media platform, the port management expressed several achievements over the past year.

These achievements include berthing a total of 75 vessels, among them the first LNG-powered vessel and the largest ship, measuring 366 meters in length overall (LOA), to enter Nigerian waters.

The port management further applauded the support received from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), which provided marine services and tugboats, and assured it will continue to serve as a transshipment hub in West Africa.

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

“We have also deployed the use of two Nuctech FS 6000 non-intrusive scanners by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to fast-track the process of cargo examination and evacuation, ensuring safety and security for goods passing through our gates."

Also, the port management noted that it has been duly authorised by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to process and receive pharmaceutical products, thereby expanding its operational versatility and contributing to public health.

The management expressed gratitude to both government and private sector partners for being an integral part of its success story.