Onne Port receives second largest containership to berth in Nigeria
Written by on April 19, 2022
The West Africa Container Terminal Nigeria (WACT), operator of the container terminal in Onne Port, said it has received the second largest containership to berth at a Nigerian port.
The 5,042 Twenty Equivalent Units (TEUs) containership with a length overall of 294.5 meters, is named Lady Jane and operated by OOCL shipping line. It arrived at WACT terminal Onne Port Complex, Rivers State, on Wednesday 13th April.
Recall that WACT previously made history in August 2020 when it received the largest containership to berth in Nigeria. The ship named Maersk Stadelhorn has length overall of 300 meters and capacity to carry about 10,000 TEUs.
Naved Zafar, the managing director of WACT, said that effective coordination by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the $112 million (about N47 billion) investment in the terminal by APM Terminals, made it possible to handle very large container vessels.
Stanley Magaji Yitnoe, the port manager of Onne Port, said the achievement indicates that container traffic is growing in Onne Port.
He added that the coming of Lady Jane provides more slots for export loadings, which is important for the overall economy.
Sheriff disclosed that WACT continues to increase its e-commerce capabilities with the upcoming Truck Appointment System (TAS) product, which will further enhance service delivery for trucks visiting its facility.
WACT is the first Greenfield terminal in Nigeria and is fully owned by APM Terminals.