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Calabar Port Complex

The history of Calabar Port is traceable from the premedieval   merchants’ ventures of the 15th century to the present day. It served as an important focus of trade with the outside world in the Eastern states and natural port for the northern states of Nigeria.

The Old Port was privately administered and operated by various shipping companies amongst whom were M/S Palm line Agencies Limited and Elder Dempster Agencies until December 1969 when the Federal Government took over the inadequate Calabar Port facilities from the erstwhile operators and vested it on the Nigerian Ports Authority.

The development, modernization and expansion of the Calabar Port was embarked upon under the 3rd National Development plan 1975 –1980 in order to make the Port facilities cope with the ever increasing demand of our economy. The new Port Complex was commissioned on 9th June, 1979 and consists of the following major operational areas:-
   - The Port has a total land area of 38 hectares.
   - The Port has a total of Four Quays each measuring about 215m long and 40m wide.
   - The Four Quays have been edcimated into six operational berths.
   - The Port also have 2 warehouses measuring 150m X  40m and 175m X 40m.
   - The Port operational Area have been divided into two concessioned terminals.
   - Terminal A consisting of two berths was concessioned to Messrs Intels Nigeria Ltd.
   - Terminal B consisting of four berths was concessioned to Messrs ECM Terminal Ltd

The Port is Located along latitude 4055’N and Long 8015’. 3.E. The New port lies about 55nautical miles from the fairway buoy up to Calabar River. The Port occupies an area of approximately (38) hectares of land buoyed channel (150) metres wide and a navigable chancy 85km (45m2)