Ports of Nigeria - Lagos

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: Ports of Nigeria (Lagos, Apapa, Port Harcourt, Onne, Rivers Port, Tin Can Island)


  1. The Nigerian Ports Authority
  2. Port of Lagos
  3. Apapa Port
  4. Port of Port Harcourt
  5. Calabar Port Complex
  6. Onne Port Complex
  7. Rivers Port Complex
  8. Can Island Port Complex
  9. Delta Ports Complex
Sub-subject “Ports of Nigeria” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): African Business, BRICS Countries (Nigeria), Frontier Markets, and International Business
  2. Doctorates: Africa, Islamic Countries
  3. Courses: West Africa, Transport in Africa

Languages of study: English or French Nigeria. Summaries in Portuguese Nigeria Spanish Nigeria

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the Sub-subject: Nigerian ports:
Port of Lagos Nigeria

We Trust in Africa

Sub-Subject Description: Nigerian ports.

The Lagos Port Complex (Port of Lagos)

- South West Nigeria (Atlantic Coast) - West Africa
- Private Terminal Operators
- Port of Lagos is one of the largest African ports
- The largest Container Terminal: Apapa, owned by A. P. Moller-Maersk
- Bua Group (Abdulsamad Rabiu) has a refinery in the Port of Lagos
- The Folawiyo Towers are in the Port of Lagos.
- Main cities near the Port of Lagos:
   - Nigeria: Abeokuta, Ibadan, Osogbo, Ogbomosho, Ilorin, Shaki, Igboho, and Kishi.
   - Benin: Cotonou and Porto-Novo.

The Onne Port Complex

- The Onne Port Complex is the largest petrol and gas free zone in the World
- The Bonny River Estuary
- Hub for West and Central Africa
- Access to Onisha, Nnewi, and Aba
- 65% of the Nigerian export cargo

The Rivers Port Complex:
- Includes: Port Harcourt Port, Okrika Refined Petroleum, Kidney Island.
- Located in the Rivers State (Port Harcourt)
- One of the best Nigerian ports.
- Port Harcourt is the centre of the Nigerian Petroleum industry.
- Main cities near the Rivers Port Complex: Ataba, Port Harcourt, Elele, Emohia, Aba, Eberi, Ikot Epene, Omoku, Ihiagwa, OWerri, Umuahia, and Akabo.

The Tin Can Island Port Complex
- Created in 1997
- Ro-ro terminal
- Private Terminal Operators since 2006

The Calabar Port Complex
- Petrol and gas industry
- Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ)
- Access to the Northern States of Nigeria
- Main cities near the Calabar Port Complex: Calabar, Oron, Ikot Ekpene, Aba, Uyo, Enugu, Ikom, Abakaliki, Afikpo, Nsukka, Otukp, Ogoja, and Makurdi.

The Delta Ports Complex
- Access to several Nigerian states: Benue, Anambra, Ondo, Imo, Kogi, Enugu, Delta, and Edo.
- Maybe is the “Port of the Future” in Nigeria.

- Main body: the Nigerian Ports Authority.

Trans-African Highways (Transport corridors).

  1. Dakar-Lagos corridor
  2. Algiers-Lagos corridor
  3. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  4. N’Djamena-Djibouti
  5. Trans-Sahelian Highway

Maritime Transport in Africa - West African ports

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