One of the major container terminals we do clearing with is the Apapa Terminal in Lagos. Initially owned by the Federal Government but was later sold to Danish firm, A.P.Moller –Maersk Group for about 1 US$ billion. Also known as Maersk, born in 1996, is a Danish business conglomerate regarded as the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world. The Apapa container terminal covers 44 hectares of land and the container yard has the full capacity to to handle up to 22 thousand TEUs and 350 reefer plugs. It contains six berths with 10.5 meters depth and 950m total quay length.
Serving as the primary outlet for most of the country’s exports, the port of Apapa handles wide varieties of consumer, industrial, and perishable goods including but not limited to oil, cement, fish, wheat, assortment of cars, etc. With this reason, it is regarded as the country’s biggest port with Federal Government always keeping a close watch on the activities of the Seaport.
CONTAINER LINES CALLING AT THE TERMINAL
- Arkas Messina
- CMA-CGM MOL
- Delmas Nile Dutch
- Gold Star Safmarine
- Hanjin UASC
- Maersk Line
- Evergreen PIL
- No of berths: 4 (250m each)
- Total length: 1005 m (fully operational)
- Depth alongside: 13.5m (berths 17 & 18) 10.5m (berths 15 & 16)
- Inbound Lanes : 8
- Outbound lanes : 9