Tin Can Island Port (TCIP)

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Tin Can Island Port is located in Apapa, the port for the city of
Lagos, Nigeria. Tin Can Island Port is about seven kilometers due west
of the city center of Lagos across Lagos Harbor. Apapa Port is the
largest and busiest port in Nigeria.

The Roro Terminal was designated as part of the new Tin Can Island
Port in 1977. Tin Can Island Port was built and opened in 1997. In
1991, the Nigerian Ports Authority was given responsibility for
operating the port, and they made it a modern functioning port.

Tin Can Island Port is a complex of what was once the Tin Can Island
and Roro Ports that were merged in 2006 when private terminal
operators, Port and Terminal Multiservices Ltd. (PTML) took over the

Since 2006, PTML has made significant improvements in performance at
Tin Can Island Port, and they have undertaken efforts to redevelop the
terminals to add capacity and boost Tin Can Island Port’s competitive

Port Location:   Apapa
Port Name:   Tin Can Island Port (TCIP)
Port Authority:   Nigerian Ports Authority
Address:   P.M.B 1201
Apapa, Lagos
Phone:   234 1 5873210
Fax:   234 1 5873565
800 Number:
Email:   tincan@nigerianports.org
Web Site:   www.nigerianports.org
Latitude:   6° 26′ 3″ N
Longitude:   3° 21′ 1″ E
Port Type:   Seaport
Port Size:   Medium

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