TinCan Island Port receives largest-ever container vessel

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The Nigerian Ports Authority has recorded yet another milestone with the berthing today at the TinCan Island Port Complex of the largest-ever container vessel to call at the Lagos Pilotage District.

The vessel MSc Maureen has a length overall (LOA) of 300 m and a breadth of 40 m, carrying a gross tonnage of 75,590 tons and a dead weight of 85,810 tons.

Speaking at the quayside where he received the vessel, the Port Manager of TinCan Island Port Complex, Mr. Jibril Buba, noted that this development is a testament to the readiness to receive vessels despite the pressing need for rehabilitation, which the Management of the Authority is working assiduously on under the guidance of the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

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

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