RoRo vessel to berth in Rivers Port soon – NPA

Hadiza Bala Usman

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says the Rivers Port in Port Harcourt is expecting to receive its first Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) operations in the next couple of weeks.

This is an indication that efforts put in place by the management of NPA to improve vessel traffic to the Eastern Ports has continued to yield returns, according to Jato Adams, Generalo Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA.

Jato noted that the first RoRo vessel, to berth in the history of the Rivers Port, is scheduled to depart the United States of America in the middle of March and arrive at the port at the end of March or early April. RoRo vessel is usually loaded with automobiles.

‘’This is a milestone in the history of Rivers Port and the whole of the Eastern Ports. The introduction of RORO operations will in no small measure increase the revenue base of Rivers Port in particular and NPA as a whole.

‘’The achievement is traceable to intentional commitment and landmark reforms that the current management of the NPA has instituted toward ensuring that all ports in Nigeria become optimally functional,’’ said Jato.

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