Nigeria’s largest container terminal, APM Terminals Apapa, has commissioned a new digitalised administrative building at the Lagos Port Complex.
The commissioning of the new smart building, which took place at the terminal on 29 March, is in line with APM Terminals’ aim to introduce new innovations to help both shipping lines and landside customers achieve improved supply chain efficiency and flexibility in a cost-effective manner.
This technology will improve container handling operations and processing in the terminal, particularly in enabling electronic invoicing, electronic receipts and online payment processes.
Keith Svendsen, the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of APM Terminals, said that the new building will set new standard for port operation in Nigeria.
“What is more important is to make sure that we are ready for the future,” he said. “A port is one of the infrastructures that take years to plan and build. This is why we are working to make it better and get ready for the future.”
“The aim is to make APM Terminals Apapa a better trade and logistics zone,” added Klaus Laursen, the Country Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria.
“We just have to be better and improve everyday by investing in our people and infrastructure in order to have a smarter and digitalised business that serves the need of our customers and the country at large.”