Excitement filled the air at Lekki Port as we joyfully announced the arrival of our inaugural transshipment vessel, the CMA CGM RIMBAUD, sailing all the way from the Far East to our state-of-the-art facility. This significant milestone showcased Lekki Port’s growing prominence in the maritime industry.

The vessel, with the elegant name CMA CGM RIMBAUD, boasted impressive specifications including an LOA (Length Overall) of 270m, a breadth of 42.8m, and an impressive capacity of 6,900 TEUs. On that day, with the expert marine services provided by the capable team of the Nigerian Ports Authority, the vessel was successfully berthed at approximately 1 pm, marking a momentous occasion for Lekki Port.

Underlining the commitment to seamless operations, the Nigerian Customs Agency boarded the vessel, meticulously ensuring that all paperwork was in order and duly certified. The transshipment volume on this vessel stood at an impressive 411 TEUs, destined for Cotonou on 6th July 2023.

This achievement proudly aligned with the objectives of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Ports Authority to boost transshipment volumes in Nigeria. Lekki Port, in realizing this objective, anticipated the arrival of many more transshipment vessels, solidifying our position as a key player in facilitating international trade in the region.

We extended our appreciation to the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Nigerian Customs Agency, and all stakeholders involved in making this moment possible. Lekki Port was committed to furthering its role as a strategic hub for maritime activities, contributing to the economic growth of Nigeria and the West African region.

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