Lekki deep seaport receives first commercial vessel

The Lekki deep seaport on Sunday, received its first commercial container vessel few hours to the official inauguration of the seaport.

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, made this known through its Twitter account, saying the vessel was owned and operated by french shipping firm, CMA/CGM.
“Ahead of President’s commissioning of @LekkiPort for commercial operations tomorrow (Monday, today), one of the largest container vessels, the CMA-CGM, has berthed at the port. Once more, @NigerianPorts has proven that it is prepared to offer marine services for seamless port operations,” the tweet read.
President Muhammad Buhari, will today, inaugurate the $1.5bn Lekki deep seaport for commercial operations.
The Lekki deep seaport is one of the largest seaport in the country and one of the biggest in West Africa that will revolutionise the way goods are transported and traded in Nigeria.
The promoters, further noted that the Lekki Port would not only improve efficiency and connectivity, but would also serve as a major driver for economic growth in the region.