Transaction Advisors appointed
Appointment of Transaction Advisers
Nigerian Ports Authority
The terminal was concessioned to ensure increased efficiency of port operations, decrease the cost of port services to port users, and boost economic activities and accelerate development, among others. It is expected that the concession will bring about improvements to the leased properties, as further described in the development plan handed over to the terminal operators during contract execution.
Lease of Multipurpose Terminal B at the Calabar New Port Complex and certain immovable property affixed to the premises.
During the concession term, the lessee is expected to utilize the fixed assets and such other assets to be added to the lease property for: 1. handling and delivery services for the cargoes, including without limitation stevedoring, loading and unloading of vessels, transporting, sorting, storage, and procurement, operation, and maintenance of equipment for the foregoing; and 2. repair and maintenance of the fixed assets. Other services: 1. warehousing, stuffing and stripping/unstuffing, cleaning and fumigating, and consolidation, and the procurement, operation, and maintenance of equipment for the foregoing; 2. ship-to-shore handling of supplies for vessels; 3. oversized cargo handling services; 4. terminal handling; 5. inland depot transfers; and 6. all other activities necessary to conduct operations.
A landlord model was selected to ensure that the government retains the right to supervise daily operations at the ports. The model further prescribes certain obligations that must be carried out by the lessor, such as maintenance, repairs, renewals, and replacements of the quay wall and navigational aids on the premises during the concession time. The lessor is also expected to provide certain utilities and facilities to enhance port operations. Such utilities/facilities include electricity power, water supply, tug boats, and repairs and maintenance of access/common user roads.
Done in 2005 before the port concessions. Over time, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has also made efforts to meet with stakeholders to the ports during its periodic monitoring visits. These stakeholders include public sector officials, National Assembly members, terminal operators, and port users.
One-pager prepared by the ICRC, attached.
Appointment of Transaction Advisers
Received EOI's from bidders
On 16th August, 2005, BPE as Secretariat of the NCP, invited bids for fully priced technical and financial proposals for the lease from the Lessor of the terminal forming part of Calabar New Port
As a result of such competitive bid process, the right to lease the terminal was awarded by BPE to Ecomarine International Ltd
Execution of the Concession Agreement
Commencement of operation after fulfilling initial financial obligations
Commenced Implementation of Development Plan
Advertising for Expression of Interest
Expiry of contract agreement after 30 years of operations
Redacted PPP Contract attached
Finance through Equity and Debt
|Type of risk||Description||Allocation||Mitigation|
|Pre-construction risk||Risk associated with project preparation/Permit and approval risk||Public Sector|
|Construction / Completion||Construction and Renovation of Terminal structures||Private Sector|
|Cost risk||Cost Overrun||Private Sector|
|Refinancing risk||Financial Close/Debt servicing/interest repayment||Private Sector|
|Risk related to change in law, taxes, scope, technical standards, regulatory framework||Project scope, laws, environment, government policies||Public Sector|
|Exchange rate risk||Fluctuation in country's exchange rate/devaluation/global impact||Public and Private Sectors|
|Operating risk||Competition, workers action, etc||Private Sector|
|Land Leases, Asset Transfers||
Terminal leased out to the operator
Obligation to provide certain services like dredging of the channels and provision of operational facilities.
Revenue from throughput shared between the parties
Throughput fee at break bulk/multipurpose terminals 2016/2017
Throughput fee rate at Oil and Gas Related Terminals 2016/2017
|Events of Default||Brief description||Termination Payments||Documents|
|Insolvency||Immediate termination notice||Pay to the Lessor any and all actual costs, expenses, charges, and/or penalties incurred or sustained by the Lessor as a consequence of such termination|
|Performance Failure||Fails to perform the Operations for 14 consecutive days in an operating year or 60 non consecutive days in a non operating year.||Pay to the Lessor any and all actual costs, expenses, charges, and/or penalties incurred or sustained by the Lessor as a consequence of such termination|
|Events of Default||Brief description of events of default||Termination Payments||Documents|
|Government Action||Lease property (in whole or in part) is expropriated compulsorily acquired or nationalized by a Government Agency.||Pay to the Lessee any and all actual costs, expenses, charges, and/or penalties incurred or sustained by the Lessee as a consequence of such termination|
|Government Action||Lessor event of default in the first perating year||Refund of commencement fee, all construction/develoment cost incurred by Lessee|
|Rationale for variation||
|Change in roles and responsibilities of the parties||
|Change in original risk allocation||
|Change in original fiscal commitments or contingent liabilities of government||
|Change in tariffs of service levels||
|Date of variation||
|General Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||48671||15562||55417||9639||56810||177||58190||35928|
|Bulk Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||257129||604229||316713||1258264||350765||1231166||388302||1033520|
|General Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||58858||73345||56096||4290||57509||22529||49266||8154|
|Bulk Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||408200||919167||333123||1426773||368405||755534||270273||1044602|
|General Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||59589||44985|
|Bulk Cargo (Tons/TEUs)||430189||1017214|
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