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15 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:40 GMT+2

June 24, 2019

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Stop to the project for the construction of a port in deep waters to Badagry, Nigeria

Cancelled the contract for the drawing up of the master plan, that it will be reassigned

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has cancelled the contract for the planning of the new port in deep waters to Badagry, resort mails to the western extremity of the coast of Nigeria and to 55 kilometers of distance from the ports of Apapa and Tin Can. The project previewed investments for 2,6 billion dollars and had provoked the interest of international harbour operating head physicians between which terminalista society APM Terminals of shipowning group Danish A.P. Møller-Mærsk and the terminalista society Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) of the shipowning group Helvetic Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)(on 20 November 2012).

The decision to cancel the contract is reported by the average local, specifying that the managing director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has asserted that the adviser that in the past is charged of the definition of the master plan of the port has made a very bad job and is decided therefore the cancellation of the contract, initiative that has induced the promoters of the project to boldness the ways lawyers in order to see recognized own reasons.

Moreover Bala Usman has contested to the promoters of the project the attempt independently to carry out the marine services inside of the new port, services that instead the law place under the responsibility of the government.

The managing director of the NPA has specified that the authority is working to go to the definition of a new project and is started the procedure in order to characterize another whom charged adviser to write up the master plan, slowly that - also considering that Nigeria needs ports in deep waters as currently the national ports are fluvial ports of call with depth of the backdrops that does not allow the landing place of great ships - will have also to estimate the opportunity of having two ports in deep waters to little distance from one another. Badagry is in fact to single about 75 kilometers from Lekki, where it is about to construction a new harbour port of call in deep waters with a container terminal that will be managed by the French shipowning group CMA CGM(on 16 April 2018).

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