Finally, Delta Port Gets Busy
It is starting to look like the Lagos port will soon be decongested.
We are beginning to see the result of the dredging activity of the Warri port which is underway.
This has led to the increase in export activity via the port in recent times.
In fact, the Nigeria ports landlord, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA said Nigeria exported over 24,800 metric tonnes of crude oil through the Warri port in September.
According to information from the NPA Shipping Position, Port Harcourt and Calabar are also witnessing considerable increase in activities as the Nigerian government strives to live up to its promise of reviving and putting them into more active use.
About 10,800 Metric Tonnes, MT of crude oil left the country aboard a vessel, Harley, and is expected to arrive at its destination on September 30.
Another 7,000MT crude oil aboard a vessel Igbinosa is expected to arrive at its destination on September 27.
A vessel, MT Abiola, lifted 7,000MT of crude oil from the port, expected to have arrived at its destination on September 25.
Other exports in the same month include 2,000MT decanted water by Unicorn voyager with estimated time of arrival put at September 26 and 207MT ceramic tiles by Marie Claire, expected to have arrived at its destination on September 25.
This is even as the government has concluded plans to dredge the petroleum terminal at Escravos at the cost of 13 billion naira to allow for berthing of larger vessels.