Port Apapa & Tincan Island

Reference to  all terminals in Lagos Port, depth alongside each terminal and on approach are as advertised by Harbor Department of Nigerian ports Authority. No any variation experienced over time. For some time now, we have witnessed vessel parting lines and drifting towards Marina due to heavy flooding and surge which usually occur at certain time of the year, usually, October/November.

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Lagos Port is a multipurpose port capable of handling all cargo

The Port in Lagos consists of Apapa and Tin Can Ports, both under same Pilotage

Port position (Lat/Long) – 06*21.91’N / 003*24,79’E (Lagos Pilot Station)

 

Apapa port has the following terminal/Berth:

ABTL Terminal
• Berth 1 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 2 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 3 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 4 – depth is 9.8 m
• Berth 5 – depth is 10.1 m

ENL Terminal
• Berth 6 – depth is 10.8 m
• Berth 7 – depth is 10.4 m
• Berth 7(A) – depth is 11.4 m
• Berth 8 – depth is 10.2 m
• Berth 9 – depth is 10.2 m
• Berth 10 – depth is 9.7 m
• Berth 10 (A) – depth is 10.0 m
• Berth 11 – depth is 9.8 m
• Berth 12 – depth is 10.2 m
• Berth 13 – depth is 9.8 m
• Berth 14 – depth is 9.6 m

EKO support base 
• Eko Support – depth is 11.4 m

AP MOELLER Terminal
• Berth 15 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 16 – depth is 13.0 m
• Berth 17 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 18 – depth is 12.5 m

GDNL Terminal
• Berth 19 – depth 12.5 M
• Berth 20 – depth is 13.1 m

 

Tin Can Port has the following terminals:

JOSEPDAM Terminal
• Berth 1 – depth is 13.0 m
• Berth 1 (A) – depth is 13.0 m
• Berth 2 – depth is 12.5 m

TIN CAN ISLAND CONTAINER Terminal
• Berth 3 – depth is 13.1 m
• Berth 4 – depth is 13.1 m
• Berth 5 – depth is 13.1 m

PORT AND CARGO HANDLING SERVICES
• Berth 6 – depth is 13.3 m
• Berth 7 – depth is 13.5 m
• Berth 8 –  depth is 13.3 m

FIVE STAR LOGISTICS Terminal
• Berth 9 – depth is 13.1 m
• Berth 10 – depth 13.0 m

P.T.M.L Terminal
• Berth 11 – depth is 12.5 m
• Berth 12 – depth is 12.0 m

Pilotage in Lagos ports is on 24 hours basis specifically on request from the appointed agent to Harbor Master. Mail can be sent to  lagospilotagedistrict@nigerianports.org

All vessels calling Lagos port are expected to establish contact with Lagos Port control on Ch. 12 to announce arrival and tender NOR thereafter to all in copy by mail with the official arrival time and date issued by Lagos Port Control

Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels except vessels below 500 GRT navigating under the watch of an officer holding PILOTAGE EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE (PEC)

No Beam restriction in lagos

No air draft restriction in lagos

Approach to Fairway Buoy: 1.Nm SW (225*) of FWB = 06* 21.20 N / 003* .24.08 E = COURSE 045*(T)

1.0Nm SE (135*T) of FWB = 06* 21.25 N / 003* 25.40 E = COURSE 315*(T)

1.0Nm SS (180*T) of FWB = 06* 20.90 N / 003* 24.79* E = COURSE 345*(T)

Lagos Fairway Buoy: LAT – 06*21.91’N  /  LONG – 003*24.79’E  /  COURSE 338* (T)

Passage planning in Lagos (i) Fairway Buoy  – BA Chart 2812 “-  BA Chart 1381

Tide – Note that the rise and fall of the tide is in accordance with the prediction, but the period of ebb and flood varies considerably throughout the year due to local geographical and climatic conditions.

Tidal Information, Apapa Lagos:
Mean  H.W.S = 1.721 meters, H.W.N = 1.122 meters
L.W.S  = 0.131 meters, L.W.N  = 0.709 meters
Security Level of Lagos is LEVEL 1

Emergency Plan procedures
All vessels should report emergency situation to the Harbor master via Port Operation/Port Control on Ch. 12, 14 or 16.

Find additional information about
Lagos Port.

• Lagos Port is a multipurpose port capable of handling all cargo

• The Port in Lagos consists of Apapa and Tin Can Ports, both under same Pilotage

• Port position (Lat/Long) – 06*21.91’N / 003*24,79’E (Lagos Pilot Station)

• Tin Can Island Port is located North West of Lagos Port Complex and has bearing of Latitude 62*N Longitude 30* 23E.