Top 10 Facts About Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos

Top 10 Facts About Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos – While the CMA CGM Mozart was being unloaded at the dock on January 23, 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the historic opening of the Lekki Deep Sea Port in Itoke Village, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

Lekki Deep Sea Port
Lekki Deep Sea Port


The Federal Government of Nigeria, acting through the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Lagos State Government, the Tolarams Group (owner of the Lagos Free Zone), and China Harbour Engineering Company are all partners in the approximately $1.5 billion joint venture project.

Top 10 Facts About Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos :

1. Located in the Lagos Free Zone, the Lekki Deep Sea Port is a multipurpose deep sea port.


2. 169,972 jobs will be produced by the port.

3. Ships in the port have a capacity of more than 14,500 tons of cargo.

4. The seaport is situated on a roughly 90 hectare-sized landmass.

5. It is the largest seaport in Nigeria and one of the largest in West Africa. The Lekki port will handle around 6 million TEUs of containers together with a substantial quantity of liquid and dry bulk uncontainerized products.

6. The port has three terminals: a container terminal, a liquid terminal, and a dry bulk terminal.

7. A collection of banks that donated $1.5 billion to the project and private investors are the sponsors of the port.

8. During actual operations, there will be little to no interaction with people thanks to the automated port system, which will allow container identification and clearance from the office.

9. Initial dredging may increase the container terminal’s draft from its existing 14 meters to 16.5 meters. The terminal has a 2.5 million twenty-foot standard container capacity per year.

10. The deep-water port of Lekki was the first in Nigeria to feature ship-to-shore cranes. Three “Super-post-Panamax” container gantry cranes are installed there, and they can access and unload the last row of containers even if the container ship is wider than the Panama Canal (49 m or 160 ft maximum boat beam).

11. Estimates place Nigeria’s additional state revenue from taxes, levies, and royalties at $201 billion.

12. The Nigerian rail system would be linked to the deep-water port.


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