NewsLekki Port Receives 75,000 Vessels, 25,000 Transshipment In 1 Year

Lekki Port Receives 75,000 Vessels, 25,000 Transshipment In 1 Year


April 02, (THEWILL) – The Lekki Deep Seaport welcomed a total of 75,000 vessels and 25,000 transhipments and handled over 100,000 containers in one year.

In a statement to mark one year of commercial operations since its official launch on April 1, 2023, the Seaport said within the year under review, the port received the first LNG-powered vessel and the largest ship, measuring 366 LOA, to enter Nigerian waters

It also embarked on transhipment activities in June 2023, facilitating over 25,000 transshipments to date.


With the capacity to handle 14,000 TEU container vessels, the port managed over 100,000 containers, demonstrating its ability to support global trade effectively.

Expressing gratitude for the support received, Lekki Deep Seaport acknowledged the Nigerian Ports Authority for providing the marine services and tug boats.

The port also extended appreciation to various government officials and key stakeholders, including the Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi and the Managing Director of NEPZA, Dr Olufemi Ogunyemi, among others.

“Our success is a testament to the hard work, innovation and collaboration of our dedicated team, our partners, Lekki Freeport Terminal & CMA CGM, the Government agencies at the Port working tirelessly and the maritime community.

“We also specially recognise the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Mr Biodun Dabiri and our non-executive directors, Alhaji Bode Oyedele, Mr Haresh Aswani, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, Mr Navin Nahata, Mr Wu Di, Mr Steven Liu and Mr Dinesh Rathi for their support and advice.

“Thank you all for being an integral part of our story. We are committed to ensuring we serve you better and for Nigeria to be a hub for global maritime transportation”, the statement added.

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