Big Vessel With 566 Containers Berths At Onne Port.

Big Vessel With 566 Containers Berths At Onne Port.

Nigerian Ports Authority, Onne Port Complex, says it has received a big vessel, ‘Kota Cempaka’ with 566 containers.

A statement by the management of NPA, said the vessel sailing under the flag of Singapore, has a length overall of 300 meters, and the successful berthing of the vessel demonstrated the agency’s capacity and readiness for large ship calls.

The Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-KoKo, said, it is a confirmation of the capacity and readiness of eastern ports for vessel traffic which shows that investments in channel navigability and security are yielding results, and promised to sustain the advocacy for the patronage of the eastern ports.

The General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Adams Jatto, in a statement in Lagos said, the Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel, with a length overall of 300 metres, and a width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne, Rivers State, at 16:20 hours on August 15.

Maritime experts said, Nigeria is losing a sum of $9.2 billion dollars annually to foreign shipping lines that are handling cargo that a national fleet is supposed to handle.

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