Things You Need To Know About Onne Port

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In a technologically advanced world, ports today act as an industry, not just as a passive facilitator of transportation, but also control all aspects of the supply chain. In any country and in any context, it is essential that ports provide competitive, efficient, and adequate services. If they don’t succeed, shipowners who find them too costly or too slow will move on. Thus, without cost-effective port services, imports will cost more for consumers, and exports will not be competitive on global markets. In Nigeria, we have eleven ports and eight oil terminals, organized in three zones of Western, Central and Eastern zones. We will be talking about Onne port in today’s article.

Located on the Bonny River Estuary along Ogu Creek, Onne Port Complex was Nigeria’s first landlord port that was designed to encourage participation by the private sector in the port sector.

This port is one of the largest free zones for exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the world. The Free Zone serves as a logistical oil service centre for the Nigerian onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. Additionally, it offers easy access to the entire West African and Sub-Saharan oil fields.

Over 65% of the Nigeria Sea Port’s export cargo passes through the Port. Aside from oil and gas operations, the port carries out other numerous activities. [i]

With a vast fleet of large harbor mobile cranes (Liebherr 600) and 220 GmK5220 twin cranes capable of lifting single heavy cargo of 300 tons[ii], Onne Port is one of the most important ports in Africa. The Free Zone / Port Area also offers safe and comfortable hospitality facilities for Oil & Gas clients. Onne port offers several benefits, including:

  • Competitive Charges 
  • Berths and terminals are not congested
  • Delivery and discharge within a reasonable time frame 
  • Haulage to East, Northeast, and Central Nigeria at competitive rates 
  • Customers can track the availability of containers in real-time
  • Minimal customer waiting time and prompt response to customer requests

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[i] Nigerian port authority

[ii] Nigerian port authority

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