History, as Dangote Refinery Jetty Receives First Ship


History was recorded on Sunday, when The Dangote Oil Refinery jetty located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos received its first ever ship call.

The ship named “BBC Naples” berthed at the new jetty on Sunday evening to deliver essential equipment for ongoing construction work at the Dangote Refinery.

The 132 metres long, 9,755 tonnes general cargo ship is operated by BB Chartering arrived the Dangote Refinery jetty at 18.18 hours on Sunday after a 40-day voyage, loaded its cargoes for the Dangote Oil Refinery at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates and Richards Bay, South Africa.

Dangote refinery jetty

Commenting on the historic ship call, the Managing Director of BBC Chartering Mideast Ltd, Mr Denis Bandura, said, “Today our vessel ‘BBC Naples’ arrived at the Dangote Lekki Jetty. It is the maiden call at the newly constructed jetty, and BBC Chartering is very proud to have partnered with Dangote Group to make this milestone a reality.

Dangote refinery jetty

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