Barely one week after Lekki Port, Nigeria’s deepest seaport, received the largest container ship to call in Nigerian port, the new port is set to welcome another container ship that is bigger than the Maersk ship that called the port last week Sunday.
The vessel, named CMA CGM Scandola, can carry 14,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containerised imports and is scheduled to arrive at Lekki Port on Monday, January 29, 2023.
According to the invitation for the official reception of the CMA CGM Scandola which was sent to BusinessDay, the ship is an LNG-powered vessel in line with the global sustainability agenda.
Biodun Dabiri, chairman of Lekki Port, said at the reception of the Maersk ship that Lekki Port could berth large vessels with its modern facilities and world-class equipment.
According to him, Lekki Port has put Lagos State and indeed Nigeria on the global maritime map as this marks the beginning of the actualisation of the maritime hub status for Nigeria in the sub-Saharan African region.