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First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by phantom(m): 9:26am On Dec 17, 2019
Efforts to increase ship traffic at the Eastern ports has received a boost with the successful handling of a containership measuring 265 metres in length overall by the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) at the Onne Port Complex, Rivers State.

The ship, named JPO Volans, is the first gearless vessel and the largest containership ever to visit a seaport outside the Lagos area.

The Managing Director of WACT, Mr. Aamir Mirza, said the German vessel brought containers to the Onne Port from the Far East. He said it took only 2.75 days to turnaround the vessel.

“This is another major achievement for Onne Port and another testament to our commitment to set new standards and serve our customers better,” Mirza said.

He said WACT was able to handle this gearless vessel by deploying its newly commissioned Mobile Harbor Cranes.

“The key achievement here is our ability to handle larger, gearless, mainline vessels that were considered only suitable for terminals in Lagos. By handling these vessels, we have not only proven to the world that Eastern Nigerian ports are equally capable of handling these large ships but have also improved the profile of Onne port globally. I would like to particularly thank NPA, under the leadership of Madam Hadiza, Port Manager Onne, Onne Harbour Master and Pilots for their support in making this happen.

“With our major investment plans in the pipeline, this will go a long way in improving our capabilities and highlighting same to all our shipping line and landside customers,” the WACT Managing Director said.

In September, WACT acquired two Mobile Harbor Cranes worth $10 million (N3.6 billion) to boost operation at the terminal. The terminal operator also acquired 10 specialized terminal trucks and two new reach stackers to complement existing cargo handling equipment, to increase the turnaround time of vessels at the port.

The new cranes and other investments effectively brought WACT at par with its peers in Lagos ports in terms of equipment availability and operational efficiency.

“Our vision is to make WACT the best performing container terminal in West Africa. We believe we are on course to realizing this vision in record time with the support of relevant authorities and stakeholders,” Aamir said.

WACT, which is the first greenfield container terminal built in Nigeria under public-private partnership, started commercial operations in 2007 and has become the most efficient Nigerian gateway to markets outside the Lagos area. It has an annual container throughput capacity of 314,000 TEUs, with 375 reefer plugs and a draft of 10.5 meters alongside.

Source: https://leadership.ng/2019/12/17/after-12-years-first-largest-container-vessel-berth-in-onne-port/

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by jimyjames(m): 9:33am On Dec 17, 2019
good one, good news for Igbo importers

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Maxymilliano(m): 9:41am On Dec 17, 2019
Kudos to APM Terminals, operator of the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) .

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by 1zynnvn(m): 10:29am On Dec 17, 2019
Please decongest Lagos. Thank you

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by joshuakingzman(m): 10:29am On Dec 17, 2019
ok nah
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Iamvetlander(m): 10:30am On Dec 17, 2019
Nice nice nice.
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by livebyday(m): 10:30am On Dec 17, 2019
Trully Lagos needs to be decongested

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by RichDad1(m): 10:30am On Dec 17, 2019
And some will still say Bubu is not working undecided undecided

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Faddd(m): 10:30am On Dec 17, 2019
This is commendable, I think this government is serious

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by mynaijaforumcom: 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
This is a reasonable development. Check the link in my signature
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by winterfell007(m): 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
Welcome development. No wonder! my uncle has been importing all the machinery needed for his tissue factory in Aba via Onne seaport. Obviously makes economic sense to him
Portharcourt, Aba and Enugu industrial layouts will soon witness improved activities.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by JIDECAC: 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
Nice one

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
This is the change we voted for.


Good news for we Easterners and Nigeria at large.

Slow and steady we will get to a New Nigeria, A land flowing with milk and honey.

We are in safe and able hands

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by iLegendd: 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
Good news for me.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Offpoint: 10:31am On Dec 17, 2019
I have this bad habit of going around offing my neighbors noisy generator by 12am... they don't usually come out due to ghost story I told them.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
Faddd:
This is commendable, I think this government is serious
JIDECAC:
Nice one
winterfell007:
Welcome development. No wonder my uncle has importing all the machinery needed for his tissue factory in Aba via Onne.
Portharcourt, Aba and Enugu industrial layouts will soon witness improved activities.
jimyjames:
good one, good news for Igbo importers
Patrotism:
This is highly commendable. It will open up the eastern coastal line.
Tpave:
This is a very good news for the eastern importers especially igbos
Slow and steady we will get to a New and better Nigeria.

We are on the right track.

God bless Nigeria.

RichDad1:
And some will still say Bubu is now working undecided undecided
Just ignore those sets of people.
Bad and negative energy every single day of their miserable lives is what gives them the kick.
They cannot do without wailing.
Just keep being positive man.

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by forghon: 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
You sure
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by ijewejones: 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
RichDad1:
And some will still say Bubu is now working undecided undecided

Them yakpa for Nairaland..make i mentioned some grin

They will surely quote you..

See dem

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by olaolulazio(m): 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
Good job...
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by lastempero: 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
More of it abeg.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by wink2015: 10:32am On Dec 17, 2019
When will they open the Warri seaport to the outside world?

Are Niger delta militants and sea pirate disturbing the free flow of ships across the sea route?

Apapa, Lagos port has been over used.

The federal government should decongest Lagos ports that is becoming too tight and look towards the Niger delta region

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by anonimi: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2019
phantom:
Picture for illustration

I like the above statement especially.
Well done.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by ForeThinker: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2019
Nice
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by YorubaKing: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2019
Good. Hopefully they can all go back to their jungle! cool

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by UnitedNigeriaUN: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2019
Nigeria gradually sailing forward

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by lollybizzu(m): 10:33am On Dec 17, 2019
I don't know why I'm very happy with this news.

I think it's a good one. Let the commercialization be decentralized from Lagos.

May this not be the end.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Tpave(m): 10:34am On Dec 17, 2019
This is a very good news for the eastern importers especially igbos

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by Xano(m): 10:34am On Dec 17, 2019
Good news for importers. Logistical costs minimized for goods en route to SouthEastern and South-Southern Nigeria.

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Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by robosky02(m): 10:34am On Dec 17, 2019
Kai where the imported rice
Re: First Largest Container Vessel Berth In Onne Port After 12 Years by anonimi: 10:34am On Dec 17, 2019
wink2015:
When will they open the Warri seaport to the outside world?

Are Niger delta militants and sea pirate disturbing the free flow of ships across the sea route?

Apapa, Lagos port has been over used.

The federal government should decongest Lagos ports that is becoming too tight and look towards the Niger delta region

Do you know that the federal government includes the NASS?
So have you spoken to your senators and representatives on this? What is their response?


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