History has been made in Nigeria as the Nigerian Ports Authority docked the largest container vessel to ever call at any Nigerian port, in Rivers State.
The Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel which has a Length overall of 300 metres, width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne in Rivers State at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday.
In a statement signed by the NPA’s spokesperson, Jatto Adams, the vessel, has a capacity of 9,971(TEUs), is a flagship from Singapore. It was brought in from Fairway Bouy Bonny with the help of three Tugboats operated by three of the agency’s captains.
“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.”