A vessel, MV LADY JANE with a Length overall of 295m and a draft of 12m berthed at the WACT Terminal, Onne Port. This has again proven the Authority’s readiness to consolidate on the growth of container vessel traffic in the Eastern Ports. The vessel which sailed from Majuro in the Marshall Islands is discharging 840 TEUs and loading 1,060 TEUs 50% of which are agricultural commodities — Cashew nuts, Sesame seed, Cassia Tora seeds, etc. This is coming on the heels of the reception at Onne Port of the first-ever export-laden barge containing 120 TEUs of Cocoa to Belgium via Cotonou earlier this year. Although Onne Port has been traditionally known for Oil and Gas logistics, the implementation of fresh ideas by the Mohammed Bello Koko administration had resulted in a 30% increase in container traffic at year-end, 2021. This is a testament to the unwavering resolve of the Authority to promote non-oil exports and support the effort of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy.