Posted on May 15, 2023
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday recorded yet another milestone with the berthing at the Tin-Can Island Port Complex, the largest ever container vessel to call at the Lagos Pilotage District.
The vessel MSC Maureen Length Overall (LOA) of 300M and breadth of 40m carrying a Gross Tonnage of 75,590 and Deadweight of 85,810 Tonnes.
Speaking on Tuesday at the Tin-Can Port quay Side where he received the Vessel, the Port Manager Tin-Can Island Port Complex, Mr. Jibril Buba noted that the development is a testament of the readiness to receive vessels despite the pressing need for rehabilitation which the Management of the NPA is working assiduously on under the guidance of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
Elucidating further, the Assistant Harbour Master, Tin-Can Port, Captain Simpa Habib clarified that the distinguishing historic feature of MSC Maureen was the fact that it is the largest ever commercial carrier to call at the Lagos Pilotage district, noting that the EGINA that preceded it was a Floating Production and Storage Unit for Oil and Gas operations.
It will be recalled that the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko had stated that the Authority was at conclusive stages of securing approvals for the reconstruction of Tin-Can Port and rehabilitation of infrastructure across all Port locations in readiness for increased port competitiveness.
The MD had further stated that the Management team has put modalities in place to position Nigerian Ports to service the cargo needs of landlocked neighbouring countries through transshipment.