The Maerskline Stardelhorn is the biggest container vessel to be berthed in Nigeria according to the Nigerian Port Authority.
The Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel is a flagship from Singapore with an overall length of 300 metres and a width of 48 metres. The vessel MAERSK STADELHORN (IMO: 9726671, MMSI 563001700) is a Container Ship built in 2015 (5 years old).
The information about the ship’s arrival was made public by the Nigerian Port Authority via it’s official Twitter handle.
“The Nigerian Ports Authority is pleased to announce the successful berthing of the biggest Container vessel to ever call at any Nigerian port.
The Maerskline Stardelhorn vessel with Length overall of 300 metres, width of 48 metres was received at the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT), Onne in Rivers State at 1620 hours on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The vessel, which has a capacity of 9,971(TEUs) is a flagship from Singapore.”
The Maerskline Stardelhorn is one of the biggest container vessels in the world and this was the first time a container vessel of this size would be berthing in a Nigeria port.
The decision to have the vessel berthed at the Onne port might be as a result of the Federal Government’s ongoing plans to decongest the already over-saturated Lagos port.