Lagos to Host World’s Largest Container-RORO Vessel


On November 30, the largest Container-RORO (CONRO) ship—the first to visit West Africa—is scheduled to arrive at Nigeria’s multifunctional roll-on-roll-off (RORO) terminal, the Port Terminal Multifunctional Limited (PTML), in Lagos.

The MV Great Lagos, a new, ultramodern gigantic Container-RORO ship owned by the Grimaldi Group, is a 250-meter-long, 38-meter-broad, and over 45,000-ton megastructure that is a marvel of contemporary engineering and environmental concern.

Launched in April of this year, the ship has a rolling freight capacity of 4.7 kilometers, 2,500 car equivalent units (CEUs), and 2,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

The Grimaldi Group recently inaugurated the second ship in the G5-class, MV Great Lagos, which has the name of the commercial city of Nigeria, which it has served for many years.

Ascanio Russo, the Managing Director of PTML, stated that the vessel, which displays the terminal’s cutting-edge capabilities and its function as a premier multipurpose logistics center in the area, establishes a new standard in the shipping industry and is a historic occasion for both PTML and the marine industry in Nigeria. He expressed his gratitude to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for its assistance in welcoming the vessel.

“Great Lagos’ arrival at PTML is a testament to the terminal’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and ability to manage the next generation of mega-vessels, not simply a typical port call. Its landing at the Lagos Port confirms the port’s capacity to handle ships of this size and establishes Nigeria as a major participant in the world shipping market.”

“Great Lagos genuinely stands apart due to its adherence to the strictest environmental regulations. With the Great Lagos setting the standard for environmentally friendly maritime transportation, environmental sustainability is becoming more than just a preference in this day and age. Its cutting-edge construction and technologies greatly lessen their negative effects on the environment, supporting international initiatives to halt climate change and save marine habitats,” according to Russo.

According to Russo, in order to receive the ship, PTML spent more than $20 million extending Berth 11 and outfitting it with cutting-edge cargo handling machinery, more storage spaces, and deeper berths.

According to him, this makeover puts PTML in a position to be among the most cutting-edge logistics facilities in West Africa, able to handle a wide variety of cargo kinds, such as bulk, break-bulk, containerized, and roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo. He claims that Nigeria’s commitment to developing its maritime infrastructure while placing a high priority on environmental responsibility is demonstrated by the smooth integration of
ships and terminal operations at PTML.

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