Lagos Deep Seaport to begin operations 2023, ease off congestion at Apapa ─Governor

*The Lagos State Government says the deep seaport expected to commence operations in the state 2023 will allow bigger vessels to dock and help to ease off the current congestion at the Apapa Port in Lagos

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s biggest seaport at Apapa may soon be relieved of the habitual clogging congestion, as the Lagos State Government has said the deep seaport, which plans to start operations in 2023, will allow bigger vessels to dock and help to ease off congestion.

According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the lingering congestion at the country’s biggest seaport at Apapa, which handles about 80 percent of shipping activities, has hampered the easy movement of cargo from the seaport to the rest of the country.

The first phase of the Lagos Deep Seaport is being funded by a $629 million loan from China Development Bank, and China Habour Engineering Company Limited is building the port facility.

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