EASTERN PORTS HEADQUARTERS
EASTERN PORTS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
The Eastern Ports Headquarters is essentially a Zonal Structure created by past Managements to provide an oversight functions over the Ports under its domain (Rivers Port, Port Harcourt, Onne Port Complex, Onne Delta Ports, Warri and Calabar Port, Calabar). For Administrative purposes, the Authority conceptualized the Structure into Western and Eastern Zones, with the Zonal Headquarters in Apapa and Port Harcourt, respectively. The primary purpose of creating the Structures was to decentralize the Authority at the Center in Marina-Lagos to enable individual Ports in the Eastern Ports respond to some Operational and Administrative challenges at a short notice.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Eastern Ports with the Headquarters in Port Harcourt is Structured with full compliments of Line Managers providing supervisory roles over their respective departments at the Zonal and Port levels. The General Manager, Eastern Ports supervises the Line Managers as well as the Port Managers under his domain, while he reports to the Executive Director (Marine and Operations).
CORE FUNCTIONS OF THE EASTERN PORTS:
PORTS UNDER THE EASTERN PORTS:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE EASTERN PORTS CONCESSIONEERS:
The Federal Government in 2006 chose the Landlord Ports Model as an option, which Concession certain aspects of the Authority’s operations to some Private Terminal Operators. (PTOs).
RIVERS PORTS, PORT HARCOURT:
The Rivers Ports with a total Quay Length of 1,290 metres was delineated into 2 (two) Terminals, Terminals ‘A’ and ‘B’
Terminal ‘A’ was Concessioned to Messrs Ports and Terminal Operators Nigeria Limited (PTOL) with a total Quay Length of 670m. On the other hand, Terminal ‘B’ was Concession to Messrs BUA Ports and Terminal with a total Quay Length of 620m.
ONNE PORT COMPLEX, ONNE:
Onne Port Complex, has 2 (two) major Terminals;
The Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT) with a total Quay Length of 2,022 metres, that serves the badges, rigs, lighter vessels, Service Boats as well as foreign going Vessels. For instance, Messrs Brawal occupies FLT ‘A’ with a total Quay Length of 340 metres, while Messrs Intels occupies FLT B with a total Quay length of 1,683 metres.The draft ranges from 7.5 metres to 11 metres.
The Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) has a total Quay Length of 2,890 metres, serves big Gross Tonnage Deep Ocean going vessels.
The Terminal was Concessioned to 3 (three) major Terminal Operators namely;
Other Leases include;
DELTA PORTS, WARRI:
Delta Ports, Warri was Concessioned to 3 (three) Terminal Operators namely;
CALABAR PORT COMPLEX:
The Calabar Port Complex was delineated into 3(three) Terminals and Concession to the following Terminal Operators;
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