Money Moves December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

Top six busiest ports in Africa

Adedeji Ademola | Contributor, F2FA

Adedeji Ademola December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am

December 12, 2018 at 09:00 am | Money Moves

Lagos Port – Nigeria

The Lagos Port is an important port in Africa, especially the West African part of the continent. Its main operations take place in two different locations – Apapa and Tin Can ports. The ports themselves are linked to the Gulf of Guinea and intersect with markets in neighbouring countries such as Benin Republic, Niger, Cameroun, etc. In West Africa, it is the largest seaport where lots of exports are carried out. Thus, it is a very busy port especially since a lot of importation is carried out from the West African countries and in deed all over the globe.

A report published by Container Management Magazine stipulated that the Lagos port has a capacity of 1.5 million TEU which put them in the top 500 container ports in the world. According to the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics, a total of 43,019,889 metric tons of cargo were handled in the six ports in the country but Lagos port alone handled 17,523,313 and 14,623,239 metric tons of cargo respectively. However, the infrastructure at the port is becoming deplorable and a lot needs to be done to improve service delivery.

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