Lekki Deep Seaport receives first transshipment vessel

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The Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos State has welcomed its first transshipment vessel to dock at the deep seaport’s container terminal.

On Thursday, the seaport‘s management released a statement announcing the development.

The CMA CGM shipping company’s Rimbaud arrived at the terminal on Thursday, according to a statement from the port.

The announcement also mentioned that two of the biggest container shipping companies in the world, CMA CGM and Maersk, provided the cargo for the vessel.

The vessel, which had a nominal container handling capacity of 6,900 TEUs, was said to be transporting 411 twenty-foot equivalent units of transshipment goods.

The statement read in part, “The vessel, which arrived at approximately 1.00 pm on Thursday, June 29, 2023, contains cargo from two of the largest container shipping lines in the world, CMA CGM and Maersk. The service originated from the Far East, passing through Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Nansha, TanjungPelpas, and Singapore to Kribi, Cameroun, before finally arriving at Lekki Port this afternoon.

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