Nigéria - Port of Lekki

The new port of Lekki has officially opened its quays. It is intended to relieve congestion in the port of Lagos and Tin Can. Located 65 km east of Lagos, the port of Lekki was created from scratch. The Nigerian national port authority has awarded LPLEL (Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited) the task of building and managing this new port. This company includes China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), which holds 52.5% of the structure, the Tolaram Group, which has 22.5% of the company, the government of Lagos for 20% and the Nigerian Port Authority with 5%. In total, the Lekki port will have required an investment of $1.5 billion. LPLEL has contracted with CMA Terminals to manage the port’s first container terminal. The operator of the port’s first container terminal will be able to undertake work to adapt the terminal.