Lekki Port receives second ship with handling equipment

Lekki Port receives second ship with seven cranes

Lekki Deep Sea Port, Nigeria’s first deep seaport, has received its second ship with seven cranes in preparation to the start of commercial operations later in the year.

The managing authority has announced the ship named ZEN-HUA 35 arrived in Lagos on 5 August.

The ship conveyed the second batch shipment, comprising two Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes with 115 packages of accessories and five Rubber-Tyred-Gantry (RTG) cranes with 270 packages of accessories from Shanghai.

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The news follows the delivery of three Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes and 10 RTGs a month ago. The number of cranes has now totalled five STS cranes and 15 RTG cranes.

The management added that yard equipment for the port is expected to be shipped shortly.

Lekki port is nearing completion as construction works are slated to be concluded by September.

Dredging and reclamation work is 98.43 per cent done, while work on the quay wall is 96.07 per cent finished.

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