COSCO’s 25000 TEU Ijora holding bay ready soon

Cosco Shipping Line Nigeria Limited (CSLNL) is Nigeria’s number one shipping company bringing in about 6600 boxes every month to Nigerian shores.

Encouraged by a friendly and welcoming Nigerian business environment, the management of Cosco Shipping Line Nigeria Limited have left no stone unturned in ensuring best practices as the hallmark of their operations with Nigerian shippers getting the utmost value for their money.

Towards achieving a fruitful consummation of the Federal Government Policy of Ease of Doing Business in Nigerian ports, Cosco Shipping Line Nigeria Limited is partnering with Emog Bonded Terminal to build the largest off-dock container holding bay in Nigeria.

The expansive headquarters of the defunct INCAR Nigeria Limited at Ijora has been acquired by Cosco Shipping and Emog Bonded Terminal for this landmark project. The reconstruction and flooring contracts have been given to Ukrainian engineers who are working at a frenetic pace to meet the deadline when the terminal will be commissioned.

When completed the terminal which seats on a 25000 square metres will boast features like a 6000 TEU storage for both cargo laden containers and empties; a groupage warehouse; a stuffing warehouse for cash crops, reefers storage facilities and an ultra modern office complex.

According to Alhaji Tijjani DanDutse, a director of Emog Bonded Terminal, the new terminal is exclusively for Cosco Shipping Nigeria Limited. ”Though we are into partnership with them but the big place is exclusively for Cosco Shipping and we have pledged our full support with the hope that we can learn from each other in the overall interest of Nigeria,” he enthused.

Directors of EMOG Bonded Terminal

It is also noteworthy that Emog Bonded Terminal have made available their own expansive and very neat functioning terminal premises adjacent INCAR premises to Cosco Shipping Line for the purpose of storing their empties.

Mr. Simon Agi, a director of Emog said that the collaboration with Cosco was informed by the need to help not only Cosco but Nigeria in achieving smooth container and cargo transit and the eventual quick turnaround of ships in Nigerian ports.

”We believe in and share the vision of Cosco Shipping Line which is to help in the development of the Nigerian shipping industry and our economy. We at Emog Bonded Terminal will give that support to this world respected company in the coming years,” noted Agi.

Meanwhile, the Equipment Control Deputy Manager of Cosco Shipping Line, Mr. Shadrach Ogoigbe, in response to earlier media writing, conducted PortNews on an inspection tour of some of the company’s existing and very busy container holding bays scattered around Apapa, Lagos.

Comet-Cosco Holding Bay: In the spirit of its well-known successful technical collaboration with Comet Shipping Agencies, Cosco enjoys the privilege of a 1000 TEUs capacity space set aside in Five Star Terminal, Tin Can Island Port, as a holding bay for empties and export stuffing. The facility has been very supportive in facilitating truck and container transit.

Cosco Kirikiri Phase 2 Empties Holding Bay: This is a depot acquired solely for Cosco empties. The facility has a capacity of 1700 TEU.

APMT/Cosco Collaboration: Shipping is an interdependent trade. It is in this light that APMT has provided a free-pool of 500 TEU capacity to enable smooth empties reposition and evacuation.

Cosco Shipping Line is renowned for excellence worldwide and this tradition will upheld in the Nigerian shipping industry. In the foreseeable future Cosco Shipping Line will help develop Nigerian shipping in the areas of manpower, technology and prosperity.

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  1. This is a welcome relief for stakeholders as the newly acquired holding bay will help Nigerians and those living within Apapa to move with ease and assess their offices.
    We are grateful to the initiative of the federal government on ease of doing business that has come to stay. If all the shipping lines adhere to the policies that established them, we would have moved far, thanking those in government now for not selling their integrity and saving the entire nation from collapsing.

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