The Port Terminal Multipurpose Limited (PTML) in Lagos is gearing up to mark a significant moment in West Africa’s maritime history as it prepares to receive the largest-ever Container-RORO (CONRO) ship on November 27.
The remarkable vessel, MV GREAT LAGOS, an ultramodern mega Container-RORO ship owned by the Grimaldi Group and unveiled earlier this year, is an impressive engineering feat embodying environmental consciousness. Stretching 250 meters in length, 38 meters in beam, and boasting a deadweight of over 45,000 tonnes, it’s poised to set a new standard in the industry.
The MV GREAT LAGOS is equipped to transport an extensive 4.7 kilometers of rolling freight, accommodating 2,500 Car Equivalent Units (CEUs) and 2,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs). It represents the second vessel in the G5-class fleet, following its launch by the Grimaldi Group, and bears the name of Nigeria’s commercial capital, a testament to its longstanding service to the region.
Mr. Ascanio Russo, the Managing Director of PTML, lauded the vessel’s arrival, highlighting its significance as a benchmark in the shipping industry. He also expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for their support in facilitating the ship’s reception.
Russo emphasized that the MV GREAT LAGOS’s visit to Lagos represents a pivotal moment for Nigeria’s maritime sector and PTML, showcasing the terminal’s advanced capabilities and underscoring its role as a primary multipurpose logistics hub in the region.