Onne Port Complex - About Us
The Onne Port Complex as a Land lord Port has been a model for Port reforms in Nigeria. The complex which started in 1982 as the Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT) has grown over the years to a very enviable state, thanks to Public/Private Partnership.
Onne Port Complex is situated along Bonny Estuary on Ogu Creek which is about 25 kilometers south of Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria. The geographical area of the Port spans between NAFCON (Now NOTORE) Jetty and Bonny Island. It passes-crosses three Local Government Areas of Rivers State, namely: Eleme, Ogu-Bolo and Bonny. The land area of approximately 2,500 hectares is situated on the soil of Eleme Local Government Area while the channel to the Port along Bonny River and Ogu Creek within Bonny and Ogu-Bolo Local Government Areas.
There are two major Terminal facilities at Onne Port Complex. These are the Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT ) and the Federal Lighter Terminal ( FLT ).
Additionally, the jurisdiction of the Port covers operations at NLNG Jetty at Bonny, NAFCON (Now NOTORE) Jetty and midstream discharge at Buoy 9.
FEDERAL OCEAN TERMINAL (FOT)
The Federal Ocean Terminal has a total quay length of 2890 meters.
This terminal which is deep and large was designed to accommodate and anchor bigger and ocean going vessels and to berth vessels of 40,100 to 50,000 DWT capacity. It was envisaged to be the largest, deepest most modern Port in the West and Central African sub-regions and has potential for expansion to serve both local and international investors. Being concessional to a multinational company called Intels Logistics services (INTELS), the construction of the Ocean terminal, was designed to be in 4 (four) phases. Three of this with 11 berths are completed and being utilized.
FEDERAL LIGHTER TERMINAL (FLT)
The Federal Lighter Terminal has a total quay length quay length of 2022 meters
With the completion of FLT berth 4 in March 2007. The second ,third and fourth berths operated by Intels have been rehabilitated and deepened to 10 meters draft to accommodate moderately large vessels in addition to service boats. The first berth operated by Brawal has been rehabilitation and be deepened to 8 meters draft.
FREE ZONE STATUS
The Port is designed as Oil and Gas Free Zone vide Federal Government Decree No. 8 of 1986. Currently about 150 (One hundred and fifty) Companies are licensed to operate at the Zone. Companies like Tenaries, Socotherm, Delta Environmental Services, West Atlantic Shipyard (WAS) etc. have added significant value to the economy of the country through their activities in pipe coating, pipe vending, waste treatment, boat building etc.
Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar
Port Manager, Onne Port Complex