Largest container vessel ever arrives Nigeria’s Tincan Island Port


The Nigerian Ports Authority has received its largest container vessel at the Lagos Pilotage District in the Country’s history.

The Port Manager TinCan Island Port Complex, Mr Jibril Buba, told Journalists recently that the development is a testament to the Country’s readiness to receive vessels despite the pressing need for rehabilitation.

The vessel, MSc Maureen, with an overall Length (LOA) of 300m and breadth of 40m, berthed at the TinCan Island Port Complex in Lagos.

The container reportedly carried a Gross Tonnage of 75,590 and a Dead weight of 85,810Tonnes.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Harbour Master at TinCan, Captain Simpa Habib, clarified that the distinguishing historic feature of MSC Maureen was that it is the largest ever commercial carrier to call at the Lagos Pilotage district.

He stressed that the EGINA that preceded it was a Floating Production and Storage unit for Oil and Gas operations.

Earlier, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko, had disclosed that the Authority was at the conclusive stages of securing approvals for the reconstruction of TinCan and infrastructure rehabilitation across all Port locations in readiness for increased port competitiveness.

He reiterated that the government had put modalities in place to position the Nigerian Ports to service the cargo needs of landlocked neighbouring countries through transhipment.

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