Sule Port, the nation’s busiest sea port for rice, handles an average of 1.3 million metric tons of imports and 600,000 metric tons of export, annually.
A total of 49,801 metric tons of rice were exported to foreign countries via Sule Port in current financial year.
Sule is a major transit point for cement, timber and steel.
Seventy per cent of rice exports over sea routes are destined for African markets.
Sule Port was established in 1913 and has seven piers, each of which is 1,040 meters long. Sule Ports can handle seven ships simultaneously. The port also includes seven warehouses with a capacity of 96,110 metric tons.
The port is capable of accommodating vessels of 190 meter length overall, a draft of 8.6 meters and a capacity of 50,000 tons.
A total of 10 ships above LOA 167 meter, including a ship carrying steel, and nine ships loaded with rice have already been docked at Sule Port.