PORT OF ONNE, NIGERIA
West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) – Onne
Tel +084-744571; +084-793147; +084-896785; +234 8058013750
Website: West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
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Port & Terminal Description
Onne is situated in Rivers State in Nigeria, along the Bonny River. The WACT terminal is located in the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone and is set up to cater for the greater Port Harcourt area and eastern Nigeria including the local lucrative oil industry. The nearest large city is Port Harcourt which has a population of 2 million inhabitants and is located 30 kilometres from Onne.
This has given Onne the advantage of handling both commercial and oil related cargoes. Her proximity to the eastern market is a big advantage for customers. The good road network makes access into the terminal easier compared to other ports and reduces risk of goods in transit from the port to the customers warehouse/market. The terminal is fully equipped with a fleet of modern container handling equipment and the cost of doing business in WACT is highly competitive and customer friendly.
Types of containers handled by WACT on import and export includes: 20ft & 40ft Flat racks, Open top, dry and wet, tanks, out of gauge (OOG) high and normal containers etc.
WACT has 250+ reefer plugs for wet containers (reefers). WACT also handle containers less than 20ft and above 40ft.
WACT-Onne is expanding the container terminal to cater for increases in container traffic. This expansion will also create capacity for RORO vessels but similarly general cargo (breakbulk and bulk) is equally catered for.
Of significance is that since May 2014 WAFMAX type vessels have commenced calling at WACT-Onne. This is a shared service between Maersk Line and CMA CGM.
The terminal consists of a quayside of 570 metres in length making it possible for up to two ships to berth and work cargo at once. The size of the terminal is 20 hectares and has room for expansion. Cargo is worked by ship’s own gear.
The terminal is currently undergoing an upgrade to increase capacity.
There is no berth or terminal congestion experienced at Onne.
All cargo and port related dues are paid direct to WACT
WACT…. Connecting East Nigeria to the World
West Africa Container Terminal, Onne
Draught: The draught alongside the quay is 12 metres, the outer channel is 12.5m and the inner channel is 11.5 metres. The turning basin has a diameter of 530 metres.
TBA provided by Nigeria Ports Authority
2010 Container volumes: 104,000 TEU
2011 Container volumes: 146,000 TEU
2012 Container volumes: 186,460 TEU
2013 Container volumes: 216,000 TEU
2014 Anticipated Container volumes; 238,000 TEU
Some Shipping Lines Calling at Onne
Maersk Line includes WAFMAX type container vessels
PIL (Pacific International Lines)
CMA CGM (Delmas) includes Wafmax type vessels
PIL and Maersk ships on berth at Onne