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Port Overview

Calabar is multi-purpose facility controlled by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). It consists of 2 terminals, A and B, and 2 smaller berths in the ‘Old Port’ area. It has 7.5 m channel drafts. Terminals are managed by private operators on concessional leases.

Terminal B which controls 80% of the port facility area is operated under concession by ECM Terminals Ltd, Intels LTD and Addak are the other terminal operators.

Dangote has a milling facility and LaFarge a cement plant in the Port precinct.

Port website: http://nigerianports.gov.ng/calabar/

Key port information may also be found at: http://www.maritime-database.com


Port Location and Contact

Country

Nigeria

Province or District

Cross River

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Calabar - 1 km

Port's Complete Name

Port of Calabar

Latitude

4º 58' 0'' N

Longitude

8º 19' 9'' E

Managing Company or Port Authority

Nigeria Ports Authority: calabar@nigerianports.org

+234 087 232505

ECM Terminals: info@ecmterminals.com

Intels: info@intelservices.com

Addak (Shoreline) Logistics: http://www.shorelinelogistics.com/contact.html

Management Contact Person

See contacts above

Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

Margaret Ekpo ‘International’ Airport is situated at Calabar however the nearest Airport served with International flights is Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Distance: 770 km.

Port Picture


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) a federal government agency responsible for governance and operation has granted management concessions for the terminals to the following operators:

- Addak (Shoreline) Logistics: http://www.shorelinelogistics.com/contact.html

- ECM Terminals: info@ecmterminals.com

- Intel Services: info@intelservices.com

They are responsible for all operations and management of the terminals including stevedoring services are the sole responsibility of the terminal operators. In addition to in-house stevedores, there are several third-party service providers registered with each terminal and the terminal operators nominate stevedoring companies to handle respective vessels.

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Nigeria Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Port Performance

Channel draft is 7.5 m. There is now generally no waiting time before berthing with prior booking. Port is not congested, there are no bottlenecks.

Seasonal Constraints


Occurs

Time Frame

Rainy Season

Yes

From April to September

Major Import Campaigns

No


Other Comments


Handling Figures for 2017

Vessel Calls

174

Container Traffic (TEUs)

119,949

Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2017

Bulk (MT)

2,160,000

Break bulk (MT)

unconfirmed

Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

The rates of other terminal operators can be accessed through their information links below:

- Addak (Shoreline) Logistics: http://www.shorelinelogistics.com/contact.html

- Intel Services: info@intelservices.com

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth

Quantity

Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)

Comments

Conventional Berth

Multi-purpose

Container Berth

2

450

6.4 meters

Plans to extend length by 400m

Silo Berth

No




Berthing Tugs

Yes




Water Barges

No





General Cargo Handling Berths

Cargo Type

Berth Identification

Imports - Bagged Cargo

All

Exports - Bagged Cargo

All

Imports and Exports - RoRo

No RoRo

Other Imports


Port Handling Equipment

The port equipment managed by the private companies that operate the terminals under concession from the Nigerian Ports Authority. 

Equipment

Available

Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane

No



Container Gantries

No


-

Mobile Cranes

Yes

50-120MT

Sufficient for demand

New

Reachstacker

Yes

10 - 45MT

Sufficient for demand

New

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)

No



Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines

Yes

1


Transtainer

Yes

Sufficient for demand


Forklifts

Yes

3 - 40MT

Sufficient for demand

Functional

20’ Semi-automatic Spreader

Yes

1

Functional

49’ Semi-automatic Spreader

Yes

1


Container Facilities

Dockside and new Terex Mobile cranes and forklifts

Facilities

20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available

90,000m stacking area

Container Freight Station (CFS)

Yes

Refrigerated Container Stations

20+

Other Capacity Details

Sufficient capacity for current demand

Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

160

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

20+

Emergency Take-off Capacity

18/ hour

Off take Capacity of Gang Shift
(Containers per Shift)

160

160

Customs Guidance

Customs offices are located within the port and available full time. Official office hours are between 0800 and 1700 hours every working day, they do not operate weekends or public holidays and may be more difficult to engage on Fridays.

For more information on customs in Nigeria, please see the following links: 

https://www.customs.gov.ng

1.3 Nigeria Customs Information

Terminal Information

MULTIPURPOSE TERMINAL

There are multiple multipurpose terminals available they have all necessary facilities (handling equipment, space, storage etc) available.

Facilities handle containerized cargo, general cargo including oilfield (refined petroleum bitumen) and project cargo, agricultural produce, bagged cement and fish. There are no RoRo facilities available.

GRAIN AND BULK HANDLING

There are grain bulk handling facilities available through Dangote who have milling and storage facilities in the port. They do not bag directly but transfer to their own storage.

MAIN STORAGE TERMINAL

There is sufficient current warehouse space for food stores, bagged and general cargo however not all facilities are totally secure. This should be checked with clearing agents.

Storage Type

Number of Storage Facilities

Area (m2)

Bagged Cargo

multiple

28,000+

Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated containers

Sufficient for current demand

General Cargo

As for bagged above


Stacking Area

Open, secured.

36,000m2

Stevedoring

Stevedoring services are the sole responsibility of the terminal operators. In addition to in-house stevedores, there are several third-party service providers registered with each terminal and the terminal operators nominate stevedoring companies to handle respective vessels. Stevedoring services are adequate and skilled.

Hinterland Information

Import shipments are moved out from the port by road. Goods or containers are loaded on respective trucks for delivery to destination. Truck ownership here is a combination of terminal and third-party vendors.

Port Security

All terminal facilities here currently operate on ISPS level 1. There is access control to prevent the entry of un-authorized personnel into the terminal area.

Security

ISPS Compliant

Yes

Current ISPS Level (Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)

Level 1

Police Boats

No

Fire Engines

No