Lekki Port berths first vessel ahead of opening by Buhari

Lekki Deep Seaport on Sunday berthed the first commercial a CMA CGM vessel. This signals the beginning of cargo operations by the port.

The vessel arrived ahead of the commissioning of the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Port by President Muhammad Buhari today, Monday, January 23, 2023.

In a statement by the Nigerian Ports Authority on tweeter, ”Ahead of the President’s commissioning of @LekkiPort for commercial operations tomorrow, one of the largest container vessels, the CMA-CGM, has berthed at the port.

“Once more, @NigerianPorts has proven that it is prepared to offer marine services for seamless port operations.”

Lekki Port is the deepest sea port in Nigeria. The port is intended to serve as a major hub for cargo and passenger traffic in West Africa, and will feature a variety of facilities including container terminal, roll-on/roll-off terminals, a dry bulk terminal and liquid berths.

The project is expected to create jobs and boost economic development in the region.

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