LASG celebrates the Maiden “Voyage of MV Great Lagos”, a container Roro vessel owned by Grimaldi.
Newly launched ‘MV Great Lagos’, the world’s largest Container-roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel can carry 2,500 cars.
The world’s largest Container-roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel, the MV Great Lagos, on Monday December 4th, berthed at the Ports and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML), Tin-Can Island Port, Lagos State.
Speaking at a reception celebrating the maiden “Voyage of MV Great Lagos”, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the Great Ship reflects the deep and historic connection between the Grimaldi and the pursuit of Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, at the reception celebrating the massive vessel owned by Grimaldi Group, said :
“The Great Lagos is more than just a name, it embodies the spirit, resilience and dynamics of Lagos and the people, it is a tribute to the important role Lagos plays, not only in the region but in the entire African continent”, he stated.
While appreciating the Grimaldi Group for its unwavering commitment to the state, the Governor said,
“The arrival of the ‘Great Lagos’ is a testament to the group’s confidence in our economy and the potential of our people. Your investment, particularly through your subsidiary, the PTML Terminal, has been transformative. Your contribution reinforces our position as a pivotal economic hub and a gateway to the African continent”.
MV Great Lagos stretches 250 metres in length with a beam of 38 metres and deadweight of over 45,000 tonnes. It has the capacity to transport about 2,500 Cars and over 2,000 twenty-foot containers.
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships are cargo ships designed to carry cars, motorcycles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars – which are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle.