Federal Ministry of Transport
The Ibom Deep Sea Port aims to become the Eastern Gateway of Nigeria, providing vital port capacity for the country. Lagos, the existing gateway, is situated at the Western part of the country and is severely congested from both the sea and land-side, leading to delays for ships to enter the port and delays within the port due to capacity constraints on the terminals. Besides, there is no room for industrial developments which require direct access to deep-water for vital overseas import/export links. Ibom Deep Sea Port has two prime characteristics that enable it to provide vital port capacity: it is accessible for ships with drafts of up to 15 meters and it has an abundant availability of land in the port area and its surroundings. The project is based on the following needs To provide much needed container handling & storage capacity • To provide much needed import capacity for petroleum products • To provide much needed import capacity for vehicles • To provide dedicated import capacity for food and agricultural products •To provide dedicated export capacity for industrial output and natural resources •To provide a supply base for the regional oil & gas sector •To provide a shipyard and dry dock for shipbuilding, vessel maintenance and repairs •To provide a logistics base and regional trading hub in West Africa
The IDSP is a Greenfield Deep-sea Port Project located on the Atlantic coast about 65km to the South East of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The port is an integrated development with the proposed Ibom Industrial City (IIC) that will be established on a 14,517 hectare. The land area allocated for the port development is 2,565 hectares The Ibom DSP Project shall be developed on the south-western part of the Ibom Industrial City (IIC) site, with direct access to deep sea trade routes; stable and predictable natural conditions; and ample area for expansion of the Port and the Free Trade Zone. The development of the 30km road connecting the Project to the Federal Highway and the 20km channel connecting the Project to the deep sea are included in the responsibilities of the PDMC.
The IDSP will be developed to handle container, breakbulk, dry bulk and liquid (bunker fuel) cargo. The service definition for the Ibom DSP Project that can be derived from the Strategic Needs Assessment is the development of gateway port capacity in Eastern Nigeria. Developing gateway port capacity can be accomplished by offering different services to the market, depending on market demand. Services that are envisaged for the Ibom DSP Project can be classified in three categories: Cargo Handling and Storage, Nautical Services and Free Trade Zone Operations. The components of the different categories are described in detail below. Cargo Handling and Storage Containers Ibom DSP is expected to be handling significant numbers of containers, due to Nigeria’s need for container capacity in the east. With Nigeria’s population getting wealthier and growing at a rapid pace, it is expected that the import of consumer goods into the country will increase rapidly, leading to a request for additional container capacity in its ports. General Cargo The handling of general cargo at Ibom DSP is foreseen to be carried out in three different categories, namely: general trade, offshore supplies and construction materials. With the large oil fields in the proximity of the port, especially the second option is regarded to attract large cargo flows to and from the port. Furthermore, the import of construction materials is expected to be increasing rapidly in the next decades due to the earlier mentioned rise in prosperity of Nigeria’s population. This will drive up the demand for building materials. The general trade in this category is expected to consist of cargoes that are currently still not containerized, e.g. roles of paper, sheets of metal or wood.
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Stakeholder consultations carried out with the relevant key stakeholders including , The Port Authority, Regulatory Bodies , Potential end user of Port services , and representatives of Host communities .
The Akwa Ibom State Government is seeking private sector participation for the funding, development, management and operations of Ibom Deep Sea Port (IDSP) through Public private Partnership (PPP). The project is a development within a designated Free Zone that is integrated with an industrial city development (Ibom Industrial City). The IDSP is promoted by the Akwa Ibom State Government (AKSG) and will be owned by the Federal Government through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in partnership with Akwa Ibom State Government and private investors.
Outline Business Case
IBOM DEEP SEA PORT AND FREE TRADE ZONE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE OUTLINE BUSINESS CASE FINAL
The committee chose Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd (GMAPS) as the TA
The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Akwa Ibom State Government, in line with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (est.) Act 2005 and the National Policy on Public Private Partnership on the Development of Ibom Deep Seaport.have put up "REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ): DEVELOPMENT OF IBOM DEEP SEAPORT"
The Federal Government and the Akwa Ibom State government will begin the procurement for the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) project this month. A statement from the technical committee of the project recently said the procurement process will begin with seeking for private sector port developer/operators. It noted that the committee has chosen Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd (GMAPS) of Singapore as the Transaction Advisor while PwC, Nigeria is the Project Manager.