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BREAKING: Onne Port receives Largest container vessel ever in Nigeria

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Rivers State Port, Onne said to had received the largest container vessel to ever sail at any Nigerian port on Saturday, the Authority announced.

The Berthing vessel, Maerskline Stardelhorn, SCANNEWS24 gathered, is with a total length of 300 metres, 48 metres width was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne in Rivers State at 4:20 p.m.

A press release endorsed by Jatto Adams, the Nigeria Port Authority’s spokesperson, Rivers State, stated the vessel, which has a capability of 9,971(TEUs), is a flagship from Singapore.

The vessel, which was received by 4:20 P.M on Saturday, was brought from Fairway Bouy Bonny with the help of three Tugboats administered by three of the firm’s captains,

He said it was received by the Ports Manager of the Onne Ports, Alhassan Abubakar.

“The Authority is delighted to state that the landmark arrival of the biggest gearless Maerskline vessel at the Onne Ports is a result of management’s determination to improve the patronage of the Eastern Ports.

“It is an indication of the fact that the Eastern Ports are equipped to receive all manner of vessels and an expansion of the options of consignees in the Eastern and northern parts of the country.”

The NPA management hailed its staff at the Onne Ports and all stakeholders on the Onne Ports for their cooperation towards seeing that the vessel berthed safely with no problem.

“The authority assures of its commitment to ensuring that all ports locations in Nigeria work at their optimal capacity and the repositioning of Nigerian ports as the hub in the sub-region,” the statement added.

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