1,405 vessels called at Nigerian ports in third quarter 2014




A total of 1,405 ocean-going vessels called at all Nigerian Ports as at third quarter 2014.
This was as against a total of 1,366 vessels that called at the same period in 2013 and  representing an increase of 2.9%, the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) said.

According to the NPA, the total Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of all ocean going vessels in the third quarter 2014 amounted to 38,047,705 metric tons, representing an increase of 9.8% increase over the GRT of 34,640,530 metric tons in the corresponding period of 2013.

In the period under review, the Lagos Port Complex (LPC) recorded a gross registered tonnage of 10,105,002Metric tons, showing an increase of 9.0 per cent over 9,263,180 gross tons achieved in 2013. A total of 397 vessels were handled in the period under review.

The Tin can Island Port recorded a gross registered tonnage of 13,076,324, indicating an increase of 16.8 per cent over 11,197,355 gross tons recorded in the corresponding period of 2013. A total of 475 ocean going vessels were handled within the period.
   
For the Calabar Port complex, the NPA said there was recorded total GRT of 1,053,435 showing a rise of 40 per cent over 751,553 gross tons of 2013, leaving the port with 72 Ocean going vessels in the period under review.

Meanwhile, the Rivers Port complex recorded a total gross registered tonnage of 1,890,944 showing an increase of 37.8 per cent over 1,371,846 gross tons achieved in the corresponding period of 2013. A total of 126 ocean-going vessels were handled within the period under review.


The Onne Port complex recorded a GRT of 10,396,120 reflecting an increase of 7.0 per cent over 9,709,984 gross tons recorded in the corresponding period of 2013 with 207 vessels handled within the period while Delta Port Complex handled 128 vessels.