Akwa Ibom State Government led by His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel and the promoters of Ibom Deep Seaport are sourcing for investors in the construction of the project located in Akwa Ibom State.
The 2,565 hectares Greenfield port area is designed for New Panamax Class vessels with channel (18.24m); turning basin and berth depth (16.72m) and quay length of about 7.5 kilometres.
When fully developed, the container terminals will be able to accommodate up to 13 New Panamax Class container vessels and two very large feeder vessels.
Ibom Deep Seaport offers an ultra-modern deep seaport with modern cargo handling equipment, facilities and systems that can address the capacity challenges constraining other seaports across the region. The port will serve as the key maritime gateway for Nigeria, West and Central African region and hinterland countries.
Construction will be done under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) plan.
Ibom Deep Seaport will offer international seaport developers, operators, investors a great potential for driving inclusive economic growth in Nigeria and the West and Central African sub-region.
“The Ibom Deep Seaport is in an enviable position to emerge as the first major transhipment hub for the region. The transhipment container market for the IDSP is estimated to grow from about 1.2 million TEUs in 2021 to about 4 million TEUs in 2040,” said the promoters in a statement.