Vanguard reports that the Nigerian Ports Authority has recorded an increase in container and vehicular traffic at the end of the first quarter of 2012 showing an increase over the same period of 2011.
The Nigerian Ports Authority in fulfilling its obligation of planning, development and maintenance of port infrastructure.
These developments have been witnessed in the areas of laying of channel marking buoys, removal of all the identified critical wrecks our channels and continuous maintenance dredging of the channels among others.
These efforts have attracted more vessels as safe and secure navigation has been guaranteed.
The Managing Director NPA, Omar Suleiman has been consistent in saying that the Authority will continue to improve in its efforts to attract bigger vessels, develop new port facilities, expand the existing port facilities and develop the necessary infrastructure to make Nigerian Ports the hub in the West and Central African Region.
Dredging Today Staff, May 17, 2012;