CMA CGM, Lekki Port to operate Lekki Port’s future CT
The CMA CGM Group and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE), the promoters of Lekki Deep Sea Port, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to operate Lekki Port’s future container terminal.
Located in Nigeria, the future Lekki Deep Sea Port will be developed, built and operated by LPLE, a joint venture enterprise led by the Tolaram Group, the Lagos State Government and the Nigerian Ports Authority.
As the container terminal operator, CMA CGM, through its subsidiary CMA Terminals, will be responsible for marketing, operations and maintenance of the port's container terminal.
Upon completion in 2020, Lekki port will have two container berths and will be Nigeria’s first deep sea port. The container terminal will be equipped with a 1,200-meter-long quay as well as 13 quay cranes and will have a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs. With its 16-meter depth, it will allow ships with a capacity up to 14,000 TEUs.
Farid T. Salem, Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, said, “As Nigeria’s first deep sea port, Lekki Port represents a strategic choice for the CMA CGM Group. 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.”