The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has inaugurated two new tugboats to facilitate the movement of ships in the nation’s ports. The new tugboats – MT Musawa, and MT Ikoro-Ekiti, which are Damen’s 2810 Model, will enhance the manoeuvring of large-capacity vessels calling at Nigerian ports to berth and sail away.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who inaugurated the tugboats in Lagos, yesterday, said they would add greater value to the maritime sector and the national economy as a whole.
Amaechi said the tugboats further accentuate the determination of the Federal Government and the NPA to increase operational efficiency. He also assured that work is ongoing to link all the seaports to the standard gauge rail line, even as the Government is determined to link up the 36 state capitals, including the Federal Capital, Abuja, to the standard gauge rail services…
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