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.
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.