Container shipping firm, CMA CGM, has entered an agreement with the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ) Enterprise to operate the Lekki Deep Seaport container terminal, which will be a transshipment hub.
A�A�A�The development, according to the shipping firm, is in line with its development in the region, and through its subsidiary, CMA Terminals, it will be responsible for marketing, operations and maintenance of the container terminal on completion in 2020.
A�A�A�Upon completion, the container terminal will be equipped with a 1,200-meter-long quay and 13 quay cranes, and will have a capacity for 2.5 million TEUs. Its 16-meter depth will enable the use of ships with capacity of up to 14,000 TEUs.
A�A�A�According to CMA CGM Groupa��s Executive Officer, Farid Salem, a�?as Nigeriaa��s first deep seaport, Lekki Port represents a strategic choice for the CMA CGM Group.
A�A�A�a�?Thanks to its position and capacity, Lekki Port will allow us to bring to Nigeria larger container ships from Europe and Asia to better serve our customers and pursue our commitment to the development of the entire region.a�?