Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel with a Length overall of 300 metres, a width of 48 metres berthed at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne, in Rivers State on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The vessel, which has a capacity of 9,971(TEUs), sailed from Singapore.
According to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the vessel, which was brought in from Fairway Bouy Bonny with the aid of three Tugboats operated by three of the Authority’s pilots, was received by Ports Manager of the Onne Ports, Mr. Alhasssan Abubakar
NPA stated that the arrival of the biggest gearless Maerskline vessel at the Onne Ports is a result of its management’s determination to improve the patronage of the Eastern Ports.
‘’It is an indication of the fact that the Eastern Ports are equipped to receive all manner of vessels and an expansion of the options of consignees in the Eastern and northern parts of the country,’’ stated NPA and congratulated its team at the Onne Ports
The NPA management appreciated all stakeholders at the Onne Ports for their cooperation towards seeing that the vessel berthed safely without any challenge.
NPA however assured stakeholders of its commitment to ensuring that all ports locations in Nigeria work at their optimal capacity and the repositioning of Nigerian ports as the hub in the sub-region.