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ANAMBRA: Onitsha Sea Port Becomes Functional After 42 Years Of Abandonment [Photos/Video]

Onitsha seaport is now functional after it was reportedly commissioned yesterday.

Onitsha seaport in Anambra State which was non-functional for over four decades has reportedly been commissioned on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

ANAMBRA: Onitsha Sea Port Becomes Functional After 42 Years Of Abandonment [Photos/Video] 1

This was made known by a presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, who shared series of videos and photos from the port scene showing containers being offloaded.

He wrote: “So someone just pointed out to me that on the Maersk website, Onitsha is now available as a port of final destination. A vessel departing Shanghai Oct 10 (this Sat) has Onitsha listed as terminal port (arrival Dec 2, 2020).”

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Ogunlesi added: “Let me summarize it. Maersk is now (starting 2020) sending container ships direct from China to the Onne Port, without the need to first call at Lagos.

“Now, when the ship berths in Onne, it will be offloaded and the containers going to Onitsha Port will be barged down.”

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The Onitsha sea port had been abandoned for 42 years and Nigerians took to Twitter to rejoice after it was commissioned. Below are Twitter reactions, photos and video.

KanyiDaily recalls that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) had announced successful berthing of the biggest container vessel to ever call at any Nigerian port.

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