The Lekki Deep Seaport welcomed its second ship a few weeks after receiving its first.
The ship ZEN-HUA 35, which arrived from China, conveyed a shipment of two ships to the Lekki Deep Seaport shore Friday afternoon.
The packages include rubber tires and accessories from Shangai in China.
A company source said that “the yard equipment for the port is expected to be shipped shortly.”
Recall that the first ever ship berthed at the Lekki Deep Seaport on the first of July 2022 as it received the first ever vessel (Zhen Hua 28).
The ship brought three Ship To Shore (STS) cranes and ten Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes.
In his reaction, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko, said the successful delivery of the three STS and the ten RTG cranes was critical to the commencement of operations of the deep seaport.
He said Lekki Port, when fully operational, will be the first fully automated port in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, construction work is still ongoing at the port but it has neared completion.
The management of Lekki Deep Sea Port earlier in the month announced that construction work is now at 95.65% completion stage as at July 27, 2022.
According to information released on the company’s official social media page, the project is on course for completion as scheduled.