R-L: MD/CEO, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko cuts the tape while Customs ACG, Zone A, Modupe Aremu and MD/CEO, Diamond Star Export Processing Terminal, Olatunji Baale watches


New Export Processing Terminal Can Handle 50,000 Containers Weekly-Operator

Fred Omotara, Lagos
The operators of the newly commissioned Export Processing Terminal (EPT), Diamond Star Export Processing Terminal have said that the new export facility located inside the Lillypond terminal can handle 50,000 export container boxes every week.
Speaking during the commissioning, Managing Director of Diamond Star Export Processing Terminal, Mr. Olatunji Baale revealed that the company is bringing competence, capability and prompt service towards the processing of Nigeria’s export cargoes.
“We are bringing competence, capability, prompt service and continuous engagement with our customers. Our target is to ensure quicker delivery of export boxes on vessels to reduce rejection of Nigerian cargoes abroad. All the necessary agencies of government are here and with massive and continuous investment from us, we hope to reduce the in-balance in the import-export gap,” Mr. Olatunji Baale stated.
On the capacity of containers that the facility can handle, Mr. Olatunji explained that, “On a weekly basis, we can do 50,000 containers. We have the equipment to achieve that and moving more equipment here won’t be a problem for us, if the need arises.”
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