Vessel with 566 containers berths at Onne Port

The Nigerian Ports Authority, Onne Port Complex, said it has received a big vessel, ‘Kota Cempaka’ with 566 containers.

Announcing the development in a statement on Saturday, the management of NPA, said the vessel sailing under the flag of Singapore, has a length overall of 300 meters.

It added that the successful berthing of the vessel demonstrated the agency’s capacity and readiness for large ship calls.

The statement read in part, “The vessel christened Kota Cempaka with International Maritime Organization number 9638965 sailing under the flag of Singapore shipped in 566 containers,”

The Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-KoKo, said, “This is a confirmation of the capacity and readiness of eastern ports for vessel traffic

“This also shows that our investments in channel navigability and security are yielding results. We will sustain our advocacy for the patronage of the eastern ports,” Bello-Koko said.

According to Bello-Koko, Onne Port had earlier berthed, Maersk Stadelhorn and MV Lady Jane with 300m and 295m LOA respectively, “a development that shows that the port is poised to sustain its growing fortunes,”

Situated on the Bonny River Estuary along Ogu Creek in Rivers State, Onne Port Complex is the first port of its kind in Nigeria that operated the landlord port model devised to encourage private sector participation in the port industry.

Similarly, in August 2020, the Nigerian Ports Authority announced the berthing of the biggest container vessel to ever dock at a Nigerian port.

The General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr. Adams Jatto, announced in a statement in Lagos.

Jatto said the Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel, with a length overall of 300 metres, and a width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne, Rivers State, at 16:20 hours on August 15.

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