The concerted efforts of the Mohammed Bello Koko-led Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority at growing the fortunes of the Eastern Ports of Calabar, Warri and Onne has continued to yield dividends as Calabar Port Complex received its largest tonnage of a Single General Cargo Vessel.
The development was revealed in a statement issued by the Management of the NPA and made available on Friday.
According to the statement, the vessel: MV HAI JIN JIANG SH, with International Maritime Organization No: 9579729, carrying gross tonnage of 32,390, arrived Calabar Port on November 27, 2022 with a General Cargo of 47,129 metric tons and 26 heavy duty trucks.
This is coming on the heels of the reception on September 24, 2022 of MV Yong Jin, with LOA of 190 metres carrying about 11,800 metric tons of general cargo, comprising 107 heavy duty trucks, buses and pipes, among others.
It will be recalled that the Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko, had in the course of his tour of the Eastern Ports earlier this year said: “Our resolve to drive up vessel traffic in all the Eastern Ports is no fluke and we have given all the Port Managers the Management backing to churn out and implement initiatives geared towards this goal.”