The Nigerian Ports Authority has announced the successful berthing of the biggest Container vessel to ever call at any Nigerian port.
The Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel, with Length overall of 300 metres, width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne in Rivers State at 1620 hours on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The vessel, which has a capacity of 9,971(TEUs) is a flagship from Singapore.
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 Authority expressed delight that the landmark arrival of the biggest gearless Maerskline vessel at the Onne Ports was a result of management’s determination to improve the patronage of the Eastern Ports.
A Statement signed by the General Manager Corporate & Strategic Communications NPA , Jatto Adams said It was 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 and however congratulated its team at the Onne Ports
The NPA Management also appreciated all stakeholders at the Onne Ports for their cooperation towards ensuring that the vessel berthed safely without any challenge and assured 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.