The ENL Consortium, operators of Terminals C and D, Lagos Port Complex, Apapa has entered into partnership with a Chinese company, Sinoma Cargo International, to evacuate cargo from the port using barges.
The consortium’s Executive Vice Chairman, Princess Vicky Hasstrup, said this at the China-Nigeria Core Liner Conference in Lagos.
Hasstrup said in a statement on Monday that the cargo throughput of Lianyungang port is 210 million ton per year while its container throughput is 5 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) per year.
Hasstrup said the existing poor transport infrastructure in Nigeria is affecting the economic performance and competitiveness of the port.
She said the partnership became imperative given the persistent gridlock on the port access roads in Apapa.