The Managing Director, Diamond Star Export Processing Terminal, Mr. Olatunji Baale, says the Export Processing Terminal inside the Lillypond Terminal can handle 50,000 export containers every week.
Mr. Olatunji Baale stated this during the commissioning of Export Processing Terminal (EPT), operated by Diamond Star Export Processing Terminal, by the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Koko Bello on Tuesday.
Baale revealed that the company is bringing competence, capability and prompt service towards the processing of Nigeria’s export cargoes.
“We are bringing competence, capability, prompt service and continuous engagement with our customers. Our target is to ensure quicker delivery of export boxes on vessels to reduce rejection of Nigerian cargoes abroad. All the necessary agencies of government are here and with massive and continuous investment from us, we hope to reduce the in-balance in the import-export gap,” he stated.
On the capacity of containers that the facility can handle, Baale explained that “On a weekly basis, we can do 50,000 containers. We have the equipment to achieve that and moving more equipment here won’t be a problem for us, if the need arises.”