NIMASA Boss Celebrates Berth Of Largest Container Vessel In Nigeria, Lauds NPA MD.
Nigeria Becoming a Sub-regional Hub- Jamoh
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh has expressed his delight over the safe and successful arrival of what is now the largest container vessel to berth in any port in Nigeria. Stressing that this development will enhance the nation’s maritime competitiveness in terms of tonnage capacity and sub-regional hub status attainment, the DG noted in his phone remarks to Maritime Info shortly after the agency’s management retreat in Lagos, that this achievement was long overdue given Nigeria’s vast maritime potentials.
At exactly 1630 hrs, on Saturday the 15th of August, the MAERSK STADELHORN, a 300 mtrs Container Vessel safely berthed in Onne Port for her first voyage to Nigeria.
Jamoh also commended the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman for her sterling leadership and management prowess, especially in providing the best in class professional support for the NPA pilots and mariners who were crucial in delivering on this major milestone of positioning Nigerian ports as sub-regional hubs for the entire marine environment of the Gulf of Guinea.