As Lekki Port Expects First Container Vessel, Lekki Freeport Seeks ANLCA Cooperation
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Ahead of the expected visit of a first container vessel to Lekki Port on Friday, the terminal operator of Nigeria’s first deep seaport, Lekki Freeport Terminal has met with the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) to seek for cooperation and support over cargo clearance processes.
Disclosing this exclusively to Kadecommunicationng on Thursday, acting President of ANLCA, Dr. Kayode Farinto explained that the meeting with top executives of Lekki Freeport Terminal was geared towards ensuring seamless evacuation of cargoes from the deep seaport.
According to Dr. Kayode Farinto, “The meeting with the management of Lekki Freeport Terminal was focused on seamless evacuation of cargoes from Lekki Deep seaport.
“We discussed about the marketability of the port and other issues that will help the port handle cargo evacuation smoothly.
“It’s a massive investment and they have state of the art cranes, including Ship To Shore (STS) cranes. They also have enough yard space, so we are not anticipating any hiccups as regards cargo evacuation.
“The meeting was fruitful. Lekki Freeport Terminal asked for our support and we gave them assurances because the project on its own is marketable. The equipment, yard space, automation all speaks for themselves.”