Ask Nigeria Header Logo

Lekki Port opens talk for Phase 2 Devt

Photo of author

By Abdulwasiu Usman

The first phase would be fully operational by first quarter of 2023.

In a statement addressed to the media in Lagos, Laurence Smith, chief operating officer of the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL), stated that preliminary talks had begun with three prospective operators of the liquid berth terminals. This appears to follow on the heels of the first phase of the Lekki Deep Seaport’s construction being successfully completed. He stressed the importance of the liquid bulk terminal to the upcoming development of the port’s Stage Two.

According to Smith, the first phase of the deep seaport would begin full commercial operation by the end of the first quarter of 2023. Prior to this, trial operations will be conducted after the Lekki Free Port Terminal has completed the installation of the requisite equipment and infrastructure. He indicated that the port is anticipating the arrival of scanning machines by the month of February 2023, which would be used for the examination of customs service cargo.

Lagos State had begun building access roads leading to the port.

Daniel Odibe, the deputy chief operating officer of Lekki Port, said in his statement that the federal government had authorized the connection of Lekki Port to the proposed coastal rail line for effective cargo evacuation. As part of an attempt to guarantee unimpeded freight transportation and prevent congestion around the port, it is speculated that the coastal rail would link the port through the Ijebu-Ode axis. Odibe has said that the projected rail link to the port, when completed, would help with freight evacuation in addition to the road and barges.

Moreover, it has also been estimated that the distance between the Lekki Port and Ijebu-Ode is around 50 kilometers, while the distance between Ijebu-Ode and the Ibadan rail line is roughly 70 kilometers. In addition, Odibe said that the government of Lagos State had begun the building of access roads leading to the port. He urged for more funding for infrastructure improvement in order to facilitate the unhindered flow of goods from the port.

Preparations are ongoing for the port’s formal commission.

Odibe added the port management is close to completing preparations for the installation of two automated scanners at the port in order to expedite cargo assessment are nearing completion. These scanners are scheduled to arrive in Nigeria in February 2023. They will be drive-through devices that have the capacity to scan containers in 33 seconds. This will reduce the challenges that are involved with physically inspecting goods at the port, as mentioned by him.

According to Du Ruogang, managing director of LPLEL, the company is making final preparations for the port’s formal commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari, following which full commercial operations may begin. He said that Lekki Free Port Terminal (LFT), the terminal operator, is making preparations to provide a first-rate port service. Further, all the appropriate departments have been briefed on their responsibilities at the new port and given the information they need to fulfil them effectively.

There was a call for more infrastructural support.

He also commended the federal government through the Ministry of Transportation as well as the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), and Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for their roles in making the port a reality. There was a call for more outstanding support in the area of infrastructure development during the meeting to facilitate the smooth exit of goods from the port since the Lagos State government had already begun building access roads leading to the port.


Related Link

LKP: Website

The content on AskNigeria.com is given for general information only and does not constitute a professional opinion, and users should seek their own legal/professional advice. There is data available online that lists details, facts and further information not listed in this post, please complete your own investigation into these matters and reach your own conclusion. AskNigeria.com accepts no responsibility for losses from any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of content contained in this website and/or other websites which may be linked to this website.

Fact Checking Tool – Snopes.com

0 0 votes
Rate This Article
21 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Admin
8 months ago

Lekki Port opens talk for Phase 2 Devt – The first phase would be fully operational by first quarter of 2023. – Express your point of view.

theApr
theApr
Member
8 months ago

Since the drive-through scanners that can complete a container scan in 33 seconds, it would be really nice. This will lessen the difficulties associated with physically examining products at the port.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
8 months ago

This is a nice development for Lekki port. The phase 2 will help complement that of phase 1 and it will help make the port work better and seamless.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
8 months ago

By the end of the first quarter of 2023, the first phase of the deep seaport would start operating fully for commercial purposes. Prior to this, trial operations will be carried out once the Lekki Free Port Terminal has finished putting the necessary infrastructure and equipment in place.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
8 months ago

Nigerian can’t wait for the lekki port to be open for operations. It will help in decongesting the popular port in Lagos and allow more revenue to be generated.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
8 months ago

The commencement of fully operation of Lekki port will be a big relief to residents of Apapa and it environ who experience heavy traffic jam. It will also help in decongesting the Tincan Lagos port anfs generate revenue for the country.

jdpumping
jdpumping
Member
8 months ago

The second phase of the lekki port is now in talks to be started while the first phase is fully operational and would be in use for the citizenry,which will make the work less tedious and effective.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
8 months ago

It is crazy that preliminary discussions have begun with three potential operators of the liquid berth terminals, according to the Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
8 months ago

It would appear that this is a direct consequence of the fact that the first phase of the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport was successfully finished.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
8 months ago

After the Lekki Free Port Terminal has finished installing the necessary apparatus and facilities, trial operations are going to be carried out.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
8 months ago

The phase 2 will help complement that of phase 1. It would be really nice. This will lessen the difficulties associated with physically examining products at the port.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
8 months ago

This is a nice work it the port a nice development scanning goods easily and faster no delay of goods. Talk of the phase 2 will be more improvement of phase 1 great work going on in lekki port

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
8 months ago

Lekki Port opens talk for Phase 2 Devt. This not good for Lagos, and why Lagos. Lagos is jam pack already. Why not other state.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
8 months ago

As a part of an effort to ensure that there are no impediments to the transit of freight and to avoid congestion near the port,

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
8 months ago

It is good that there will be gadgets that can be driven through and have the capacity to scan containers in a matter of 33 seconds.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
8 months ago

Since the Lagos State government has already started building access roads leading to the port, there was a need for more exceptional help in the area of infrastructure development at the conference to facilitate the smooth exit of products from the port.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
8 months ago

This is a really positive turn of events for the Lekki port. The results of phase 2 will help complement those of phase 1, and they will contribute to the port’s functioning more smoothly and efficiently.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
8 months ago

The deep seaport’s first phase would begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2023. Once the Lekki Free Port Terminal has finished installing infrastructure and equipment, trial operations will begin.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
8 months ago

The Lagos State government has started building access roads to the port, therefore the conference needed more extraordinary infrastructure development aid to facilitate product evacuation from the port.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
8 months ago

This would seem to be a direct result of the Lekki Deep Seaport’s first phase of development having been completed successfully.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
8 months ago

People in Nigeria are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Lekki port. The busy port in Lagos can be less crowded, which will increase productivity and revenue