Lekki Port leaps; berths largest container vessel in Nigeria



Lekki Port, Nigeria’s most modern and deepest seaport, has successfully berthed the MAERSK EDIRNE, a 13,092 TEUs vessel. This is the largest container vessel, to ever berth in Nigeria to date.
The container vessel docked at Lekki Port at 14.42 hours on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
The MAERSK EDIRNE is one of 13 large container vessels that form the new CMA CGM WAX service that will operate along key locations including Xiamen, Qingdao, Shanghai, Singapore, Lekki Port, and Abidjan.
This marks a pivotal moment in our maritime history as Lekki Port proudly joins the esteemed CMA CGM West Africa express service, as the only port in Nigeria that is in this impressive port rotation. This is a testament to Lekki Port’s capability to accommodate large container vessels, solidifying its position as a key player in global trade.
The MAERSK EDIRNE is a container ship with a length overall (LOA) of 366 meters and a width of 48 meters.
This is a great win for Nigeria and the beginning of a new era of maritime excellence.
The port is poised for weekly calls of 13,000/14,000 TEU vessels, While the company expresses gratitude to the NPA team of pilots and other professionals who steered the vessel safely to berth.
The next vessel that will be calling at Lekki Port is the magnificent CMA CGM SCANDOLA, an LNG-powered vessel with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEUs, on January 29, notes the management.

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