The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), yesterday, flagged off the first non-oil export processing terminal, situated in Ibeshe-Ikorodu, Lagos state.
The Ibeshe-Ikorodu facility is designated as EssLibra Terminal.
The EssLibra Terminal is an integrated logistics off-dock terminal, ready for all export activities such as stuffing, on-site customs clearance and barging services.
The agency said the terminal covered an area of 120,000sqm that includes an export processing zone, trailer park, RoRo facility and fuel dump.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Mohammed Bello-Koko, NPA managing director, asked all agencies involved in the export processing value chain to deploy adequate personnel and work in synergy to ensure efficiency and quick turnaround in the processing of export cargoes.
While commending the management of EssLibra for the quality of facilities at the terminal, he assured them of the readiness of NPA to remove all impediments against the seamless handling of locally manufactured exports and agro-allied commodities.
Bello Koko asked the management of the terminal to resist the temptation to veer off export processing for which the facility was built.