MMCC & Port of Antwerp to Build Escravos Seaport in Nigeria
Mercury Maritime Concession Company Limited and Port of Antwerp are collaborating to build the proposed USD 2.9 billion Escravos Seaport Industrial Comple, to boost economic and national development Nigeria, particularly in Delta State. Escravos seaport, which would be on 20,000 hectares of land, comprises deep seaport, international airport, Free Trade Zone, crude oil refinery and gas complex, an estate and recreational components.
The engine that drives the Escravos Seaport Complex project is the intricate relationship between maritime, economy and national development, adding that the project is in two-phase, which is known as ESIC 1 and ESIC 2. ESIC 1 is the seaport complex, which is the backbone of the project while the ESIC2 would open up the waterway transportation from Escravos Seaport into the hinterland via River Niger and Benue and other regions such as Onitsha, Lokoja, Makurdi and others.