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Tincan Terminal, Nigeria

The Nigerian authorities have granted the concession for the main container terminal at Tincan port (Tincan Island Container Terminal Ltd. – TICT) to a consortium made up of Bolloré Ports and a Chinese partnership formed by China Merchants Holding International (CMHI) and China Africa Development Fund (CADF).

TICT has made significant investments in infrastructure work and equipment and employs nearly 625 people, with the goal of making Tincan into the most efficient terminal in Nigeria’s economic capital, with direct links to the main motorways in the metropolitan area and its industrial centres.

Technical specifications of Tincan Terminal

  • Total wharf length: 770 m 
  • Draught: - 13 m
  • Container yard: 24 ha
  • Equipment - MHC (Mobile harbour cranes): 8 / RTG (Rubber Tyred Gantries): 15 / Reachstackers: 14 / Empty handlers: 7 / Forklifts: 3 / Tug Masters: 47 / Yard trailers: 51
  • Container storage capacity: near 20,000 TEUs
  • Annual capacity: 650,000 TEUs
  • 200 dedicated areas for refrigerated containers (reefers)
  • Terminal Operating System: OSCAR

Service information

  • Loading and unloading operations: 24/24, 365 days/yr.
  • Reception of empties: 24/24, 365 days/yr.
  • Berthing: 24/24, 365 days/yr.        
  • Night-time navigation restrictions from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. for vessels exceeding 240m LOA        
  • Draught for outgoing vessels limited to 11.5m for vessels exceeding 220m LOA
  • Full export containers accepted up to 48 hours before vessel ETA

Focus on the port of Lagos

  • Draught (Channel / Turning Basin): -13.5 m
  • Wharfside draught: -13m
  • Installations for port supplies, vessel waste water treatment services, shipyard

Multimodal platform of Lagos (Base One)

Bolloré Ports operates the Base One multimodal platform, located just a few miles from the Tincan container terminal. Forming a link between the container terminal and the logistics base, Base One offers supply chain and secure added-value warehousing services.