Nigerian port volume grows 18% in May
The West Africa Container terminal in the Port of Onne saw May container volume grow 18 percent, according to APM Terminals, which manages the Nigerian port.
APM Terminals Chief Executive Officer Kim Fejfer last week toured the WACT facility, which had container throughput of 87,000 TEUs in 2009, a 20 percent increase over 2008 volume. Fejfer was in Africa to meet with senior managers of other terminals managed by the company.
“This is certainly an important part of our global operations at present, and progress such as what we have seen here in Onne and at other West African ports emphasizes the growing role of this region in world trade in the future,” Fejfer said.
The Port of Onne, one of two Nigerian facilities managed by APM Terminals, is located along the Bonny River near Port Harcourt in Rivers State within the Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone, and is the largest oil support port in the Southern Hemisphere.