Lagos wants to compete with Lome and Abidjan, expands its Port

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Nigeria started construction work on a deep water port (17 meters) in Lekki, southeast of Lagos, the economic capital. A $ 1.5 billion project. The work is being done by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC).

Once operational, the platform will accommodate super container ships. Lekki is also positioned as a transhipment port to serve the countries of the region. Currently, all operations are insured from the port of Apapa.

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The project is being developed by Tolaram Group and the Nigeria Port Authority, Lagos State, the Federal Government and private investors.

Lekki, which will benefit from a free zone status, will be able to handle 2.7 million containers a year.

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