Lekki Port Handles 100, 000 Containers In One Year – LFTZ

Lekki Port Handles 100, 000 Containers In One Year – LFTZ
Lekki Port

The Lekki Deep Seaport LFTZ Enterprises Limited has disclosed that the port received 75 vessels, including the first LNG-powered vessel and the largest ship to enter Nigerian water measuring 366 LOA and handled 100, 000 containers between April 2023 and April 2024.

Announcing this in a post on its official LinkedIn social media platform, the port said the feat demonstrated its ability to support global trade effectively.

The port noted that with the capacity to handle,14,000 twenty equivalent units container vessels, it embarked on transhipment activities in June 2023, facilitating over 25,000 transhipments to date.

Expressing gratitude for the support received, the port acknowledged the Nigerian Ports Authority for providing marine services and tug boats.

The statement read in part, “We also embarked on transhipment from June 2023 with the arrival of the first transhipment vessel, the CMA CGM RIMBAUD. Since then, we have facilitated over 25,000 transhipments and counting.

“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.”

It added that in a bid to ensure efficient and seamless traffic management, it 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 to fast-track the process of cargo examination and evacuation to ensure safety and security with regards to goods passing through our gates,” it stated.

According to LFTZ, the port was duly authorised by the NCS to process and receive pharmaceutical products, expanding its operational versatility and contributing to public health.

“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 port declared.

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