Transparency and Integrity

8/16/2020

NPA Takes Delivery Of Largest Container Vessel In It's History


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has taken delivery of the biggest container vessel in the country.


The NPA reports that it had received the biggest container ship so far in it's history. The NPA headed by Hadiza Bala as the Managing Director came into existence in 1954 following the continuous public corporation by the ports act.

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The spokesperson of the NPA Jatto Adams, in a statement said the vessel which is called Maerskline Stardehorn vessel a container ship built in 2015 and sails under Singapore now, is currently at Onne port in Rivers state.

The ship arrived at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) around 4:20pm on Saturday. It measures over 300 meters in length and  48 meters in width.



Hadiza Bala Usman, MD NPA

Adams stated that the development is as a result of the management determination to develop the eastern ports and reposition Nigeria as the centre of commercial operations in the region.

“The vessel, which was brought in from Fairway Bouy Bonny with the aid of three Tugboats operated by three of the Authority’s pilots was received by Ports Manager of the Onne Ports, Mr. Alhasssan Abubakar,” the statement read.

“The Authority is delighted to state that the landmark arrival of the biggest gearless Maerskline vessel at the Onne Ports is a result of management’s determination to improve the patronage of the Eastern Ports.


“It is an indication of the fact that the Eastern Ports are equipped to receive all manner of vessels and an expansion of the options of consignees in the Eastern and northern parts of the country.

“The Management of the NPA congratulates its team at the Onne Ports Management also appreciates all stakeholders at the Onne Ports for their cooperation towards seeing that the vessel berthed safely without any challenge.

“The Authority assures of its commitment to ensuring that all ports locations in Nigeria work at their optimal capacity and the repositioning of Nigerian ports as the hub in the sub-region.”

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