Nigerian Ports in Growth Mode

Michael Ajayi, the Nigerian Ports Authority general manager, said that Nigerian port container throughput has increased in the first quarter by 5.7 per cent to 210,057 TEU laden due to investments by the NPA and terminal operators.

The concession programme starting in 2006 led to a massive marine improvement in port infrastructure which involved the laying of channel marker buoys, maintenance dredging and the removal of 24 wrecks along the Lagos Channels.

Investment from terminal operators include the Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML) of US$100 million in infrastructure development and APM Terminals invested about $200 million in upgrading and modernising the Apapa Container Terminal in the last six years.


Dredging Today Staff, May 28, 2012;