Lekki Port

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The Port at Lekki is the new seaport of Lekki in Lagos State, Nigeria with construction to commence in 2015 and be completed by 2018. It will then be the largest seaport of Nigeria. When in service, the Port at Lekki will be able to handle around 6 million TEUs of containers, together with a significant volume of liquid and dry bulk cargoes.

The port is planned to be developed in phases to meet the growing demand. In phase one, which is expected to be operational by 2018, the port will have three container berths equipped to handle more than 1.8 million TEUs, one berth for dry bulk and two berths for liquid cargo.[1]

The port is financed by private investors and a consortium of banks who have funded the project with $1.5 billion so far.


The layout of the new port, including the layout of approach channel, turning circle and harbour basins has been derived from optimisations based on port operations, construction costs and possible future extensions. Two different breakwater concepts were applied for the main breakwater: A rubble mound with geo-bag core for the near-shore sections and a composite breakwater for the more exposed sections. The secondary breakwater was replaced by a barrier. The barrier consists of a core from sand, internally fortified by a protective geo-bag layer, a revetment on the harbour side and an artificial beach on the seaward side.[2] [3] [4] [5]