History of Tin Can Island Port Tin Can Island Port was established in 1977. Built out of the need to accommodate the high volume of import and export that resulted in serious congestion in the Apapa Port during the oil boom era, this is a favored port for a lot of reasons. Security/Safety of Tin Can Island Port This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Tin Can Island Port, here are some helpful things to take along with you: All your signed and stamped cargo documents Cash - in case of minor on-the-spot fees Your ID card for identity proof Best Features The port has 5 terminal operators and so handles diversified cargoes with each terminal operator specializing in either handling wet and dry bulk cargoes with lease terms of 10 years, box cargoes (containerization) with lease terms of 15 years, container cargoes with lease terms of 10 years, Roll-On-Roll-Off services with lease terms of 15 years, or Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) services with lease terms of 15 years. It is well-equipped and has up-to-date modern equipment for clearing cargoes. Writer's Review One favored feature of this port is that owing to its terminals being operated independently, it has a quick turnaround time for vessels. It also features regular sea patrol of all anchorage, jetties and fair way buoys with the able assistance of the Marine Police and the Nigerian Navy.
History of Lagos Port Complex Lagos Port Complex was established in 1913. The earliest and largest port in Nigeria, this premiere port is very well equipped with modern cargo handling equipment and world class road and rail network. Security/Safety of Lagos Port Complex This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Lagos Port Complex, here are some helpful things to take along with you: All your signed and stamped cargo documents Your ID card for identity proof Cash - in case of minor on-the-spot fees Best Features It is the only port with the Four Wheel gate of about 8metres for oversize cargoes and this has given the Port, an edge over others in the handling of oversize cargoes. There are five private terminals and many jetties. It also has two logistic bases, one of which has been accorded the status of a Free Trade Zone. The port infrastructures have been expanded by the private operators and the efficiency and productivity has been on the rise ever since. Writer's Review It is very well equipped with modern cargo handling equipment making her very customer friendly and cost effective.