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Apapa Port Berths Largest Container Ships

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has received the largest container vessel to visit the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), Apapa.

This is coming about a month after MSc Maureen, a vessel with a Length Over All (LOA) of 300 meters and breadth of 40 meters berthed at the Tin-Can Island Port Complex in Lagos.

The vessel named Kota Canik translated to mean ‘beautiful point’, is designed to carry about 6,600 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers at a move, and it berthed on Friday 16th June 2023.

Charles Okaga, port manager of the Lagos Port Complex, who received the vessel, said that Apapa Port is poised to continuously improve on the quality of service that made the coming of the largest vessel possible.

He assured the shipping company known as Pacific International Line (PIL) that the requisite efficiencies to berth 350 meters long overall vessel being expected at Apapa Port are already in place.

The coming of the 300 meters long overall vessel was described as unprecedented and a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Mohammed Bello Koko-led management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to sustained investment in port infrastructure and equipment that enable operational excellence.

It also signals a turning point and the possibilities that improved infrastructural and equipment upgrades can harness. It also demonstrates the NPA’s readiness to create and sustain improved performance.

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