NPA Seeks Patronage For Eastern Ports as Onne gets new Large Vessel

By Abraham Amah

The Onne Port Complex of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) achieved another milestone on Saturday by successfully berthing a container vessel named MV KOTA CEMPAKA, boasting a Length Over All (LOA) of 300 meters.

This accomplishment underscores NPA’s capability and preparedness to handle large ships efficiently in the country’s seaports.

Previously, Onne Port witnessed the successful berthing of vessels like Maersk Stadelhorn, measuring 300 meters LOA, and MV Lady Jane with 295 meters LOA.

The vessel, christened “KOTA CEMPAKA” and bearing the International Maritime Organization (IMO) number 9638965, flew the flag of Singapore and arrived at Onne Port carrying 566 containers.

Managing Director of NPA, Mohammed Bello-KoKo, expressed his satisfaction with this achievement, stating that it reaffirms Onne Port’s position as a hub for maritime activities and its commitment to sustained growth.

“This is a confirmation of the capacity and readiness of Eastern Ports for vessel traffic. This also shows that our investments in channel navigability and security are yielding results. We will sustain our advocacy for the patronage of the Eastern Ports.

“Also, coming after berthing of Maersk Stadelhorn also measuring 300 Meters LOA and MV Lady Jane with 295 Meters LOA , this development showed that Onne Port is poised to sustain its growing fortune.”

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