Nigerian Ports Missing As Lome Port Makes 2022 LIoyds 100 Busiest Ports List
Fred Omotara, Lagos
There is no Nigerian ports mentioned in the list of top 100 busiest ports in the world released by LIoyds Consulting in the third quarter of 2022 as Port of Lome (Togo), Tangier Med (Morocco), Port Said (Egypt) and the Port of Durban all made the list of top 100 Busiest ports in the world.
According to LIoyds, the first five busiest ports in the world are: Port of Shanghai (China), Port of Singapore (Singapore), Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan (China), Port of Shenzhen (China) and the Port of Guangzhou (China).
Only four African ports made the cut of 100 busiest ports in the world, according to LIoyds.
The Port of Lome ranks 96th in the list of 100 busiest ports in the world, coming behind Tangier Med (Morocco), Port Said (Egypt) and the Port of Durban (South Africa).
The highest ranked African port on the Lloyd’s list of busiest ports in the world is Port of Durban which ranked 81st.
With 1,962,304 TEUs handled in 2021 compared to 1,725,270 TEUs in 2020, the port of Lome in Togo maintains its first position among the most busiest ports in the West African sub-region.