The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA has confirmed that what is now “the biggest Container vessel to ever call at any Nigerian port” has berthed at the Onne Port in Rivers State.
In a tweet on its official handle, the Authority explains that “the Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel with Length overall of 300 metres, width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne in Rivers State at 1620 hours on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The vessel, which has a capacity of 9,971(TEUs) is a flagship from Singapore”.
This erases the nearly 4-year old record set in 2016 when the container vessel, MSC SHAULA berthed at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos State. The vessel was owned and operated by MSC Ship Management Hong Kong which is the Asian division of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) that is the second largest container shipping operator in the world. It had an overall length of 275.04 meters and the length between perpendiculars stood at 263.00 meters.
As at the time of filing this report, MediaDimensions could not immediately confirm the contents of the history making Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel.
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