Expectations are high on the Federal Government, particularly the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to dredge the Calabar Port channel, to diversify available infrastructure and reduce excessive pressure from the ever-busy Lagos ports, while saving huge revenue losses.
Dredging the channel has remained a challenge and an uphill task for successive administrations for decades.
Although, past managements of NPA had made many promises coupled with several contracts award for the project, but operators, importers, and other stakeholders appear to wait almost endlessly for this reality.
Calabar Port, along with its peers in Port Harcourt, Warri, and Onne, are the gateway for sea trade in the South-Eastern Nigeria. The port is not only designed to serve the South-South and South-East regions, but also other neighbouring countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Read more