Three Ship-to-Shore cranes and 10 Rubber-Tyred Gantries critical to the commencement of operations of the Lekki Deep Seaport arrived in Nigeria.
The arrival of the vessel from Hong Kong, according to Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA); represented a major step toward birthing Nigeria’s first Deep Seaport.
The NPA helmsman thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Transportation; for the tremendous backing the authority had enjoyed leading to the arrival of the vessel.
He said that automation remained the most veritable tool for assuring port efficiency.
“As most of us are aware, the NPA is working assiduously under the technical guidance of the International Maritime Organization. To deploy the Port Community System which will enable us respond squarely to the dictates of global trade facilitation; and optimise the opportunities of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement to which Nigeria is signatory.
Bello-Koko congratulated all stakeholders on the milestone and prayed for greater strides as the nation pushes toward trade facilitation.